Children's Reading Room


About the Reading Room

Children's Reading Room

The Children's Reading Room is a free childcare service offered to registered students, staff & faculty at Asnuntuck Community College. Established in 1974 by the Director of the Women's Center, the Children's Reading Room remains a unique service exclusive to Asnuntuck.            

The Children's Reading Room functions on a Cooperative Basis. Each parent is required to volunteer two hours per week regardless of how much time they utilize the service for their child during the week.

Parents can leave their child while they attend classes, do research, computer work, study, do homework, or any other educational needs while on campus. The Children's Reading Room is funded by the Student Government, which is the reason we can offer this "priceless" service for free.



Child Requirements

Reading Room

The Children's Reading Room is open to children 3 years and older. All children must be pre-registered with proof of immunization and birth certificate required.

Children registered for the Reading Room are exposed to many developmental and age appropriate activities. In a safe, creative and encouraging environment the children develop their social, motor and literacy skills, which help in their daily lives and educational development.

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. For more information or to register your child contact Pam Keenan at 860-253-3040 or