The Harwinton Library is currently CLOSED to the public. We will resume lending library materials for curbside pick-up on June 1st. Watch for details. Our Book Drop remains OPEN. No late fines will be charged while we are closed. Request seeds from our Seed Library or a Take-Home Book & Activity Kit for your child: call or email us to schedule pick-up!

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This is an excellent time to explore the Library’s digital offerings. Thousands of eBooks, downloadable audiobooks and streaming videos are available. Patrons need an up-to-date library card in order to access our digital collections. If your library card has expired, or you are a resident who needs a library card, email We can issue a temporary card or extend your expired card until the library reopens to the public so you will enjoy digital access.

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Spring weather is here and it's time to plant! You can request seeds from our Harwinton Grows Seed Library for your garden. Call or email us with your request. You can pick up your seeds outside the building or ask us to mail them to you. Postage for our seeds is sponsored in loving memory of Eleanor Woike.

Kids getting restless? Request a Take-Home Book and Activity Kit for pickup outside the library! Call or email us with your child’s name and age and we’ll put together a whole bag full of books, crafts, activities and supplies chosen just for them. You can schedule a time to pick it up outside the library on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Take Home Kits are generously sponsored by our Harwinton Library Friends!

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Afternoon Book Discussion Group - TBD

The Union Quilters
by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Union Quilters by JEnnifer Chiaverini


In 1862, with their men off to fight for the Union, it falls to the women of the Union Quilters of provide for the soldiers at the front and the veterans who have come home, to run farms and businesses, and to protect their homes and families when the Confederate army threatens the Elm Creek Valley.

Evening Book Discussion Group - TBD

There There
by Tommy Orange

There There by Tommy Orange


Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering debut novel follows 12 characters from Native American communities, all travelling to the Big Oakland Powwowe. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American – grappling with a complex and painful history and an inheritance of beauty and spirituality.