Monday 12:30-8:30, Tuesday 9:30-5:30, Wednesday 12:30-8:30, Thursday 9:30-5:30, Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 9:30-1:00

Plan Your Garden with Seeds from our Seed Library!


Enjoy the classic role playing game that started it all!


Celebrate Summer with Books, Pizza & Games!


Stock up for Summer Reading!


Learn the Basics on Coverage, Costs & Deadlines!


Kick Off a Summer of Reading & Fun!


At the Library

Monday, Wednesday: 12:30 – 8:30
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 - 5:30
Saturday 9:30 – 3:00

Welcome to the Library!
We are delighted to welcome the public into our Library building. No appointments are required. Items may be returned inside or through our Book Drop. We continue to offer curbside borrowing.

Computers are available for adults and children. The library has headphones and disposable headphone covers you can borrow. You are also welcome to bring your own headphones if you need to use computer audio.

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Librarian's Corner

Spring is here – although it may not feel like it yet! It’s time to get out and make a visit to the Library. We’ve got new books arriving weekly and a calendar full of fun events to keep you informed and entertained.
Join Miss Molly for Spring Story Times. We’ve got morning Story Times on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the littlest ones and Monday afternoon Story Times for older children ages 3 – 6. Homeschoolers are invited to our bi-weekly Homeschool Story Times on Wednesday afternoons. Find the Story Time that fits best with your child and your schedule; all are welcome. Teens can join our new Dungeons & Dragons Club or drop in to Hungry Readers to talk books, play games, make crafts and talk books. Looking for something to do over the school break? Visit the library to go on a Butterfly Scavenger Hunt or drop in for Board Game Day.
Our Harwinton Grows Seed Library is open for the season and packed full of flower, herb, fruit and vegetable seeds to get your garden growing. Gardeners of all skill levels are invited to our bi-monthly discussion group Let’s Talk Gardening. Get tips, ask questions, and share your knowledge – and maybe your cuttings! Our Annual Plant, Book & Bake Sale will be here before you know it. Visit us on Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 – 2 for tasty treats, great books, and unbelievable bargains on plants, shrubs and trees for your yard and garden.
Our spring special programs invite you to learn about New England’s pirate past and celebrate Mom with a Tea & Chocolate party. Learn about the Sweet History of Honey and enjoy a delicious honey tasting. We’ll welcome special guests like Connecticut’s Beat Poet Laureate, Patricia Martin, and have Story Time with an opossum and a llama. Check out our Events Calendar to see the full listing of upcoming events. We can’t wait to see you at the Library!

New In Our Collection

What Are We Reading This Month?

Afternoon Book Discussion - Thursday, June 13th @ 2 pm

A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. Joining him is the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa. Bryson’s acute eye is a wise witness to this beautiful but fragile trail, and as he tells its fascinating history, he makes a moving plea for the conservation of America’s last great wilderness. Join us!

Book Discussion - Monday, June 17th @ 6 pm

West With Giraffes
by Lynda Rutledge

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Woodrow, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling an unforgettable experience. Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, this book explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story finally told.