The Library will close at 5:30 tonight due to slippery conditions. The Library building is open to the public. We will continue to offer curbside borrowing. HOURS: 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 9:30-3.

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At the Library

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

Welcome Back!
We are delighted to welcome the public back 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 but the Library cannot provide headphones. Please bring your own headphones if you need to use computer audio.

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Librarian's Corner

The temperature is dropping, the snow is falling, and the holidays are upon us! Be sure to look for the Library’s display at Harwinton’s Hometown Holiday Night of Lights! Thank you to our Board of Trustees and Library Friends for sponsoring our display. The Library Friends’ Annual Holiday Craft Sale runs December 6 – 23. Shop local for one-of-a-kind gifts and goodies – all proceeds benefit your Library! Stop into the Library to pick up a Holiday Take Home Storytime Kit and make a Yarn-wrapped Christmas tree craft. Kids are invited to join Miss Lee to make a Beaded Snowflake Ornament – and a sweet winter snack! Holiday prep have you feeling stressed? Take a break, pack a snack and enjoy a Friday movie matinee with us.

Need something to do as the nights get longer? Download an eBook, audiobook, or movie from our Hoopla collection – there’s never any waiting list for Hoopla titles!

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What Are We Reading This Month?

Staff Pic of the Month

The Stranger in the Lifeboat
by Mitch Albom

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Looking for a feel good mystery with a message? A group of shipwrecked passengers pull a strange man from the sea. What would happen if we called on God for help and He appeared? A compelling novel that makes you ponder your deepest beliefs, and shows that answers to our prayers may be found where we least expect them. Harwinton Library Staff Member

Book Discussion - Monday, December 20th @ 6 pm

How the Penguins Saved Veronica
by Hazel Prior

The Secret Wife


Eighty-five-year-old Veronica McCreedy is estranged from her family and wants to find a worthwhile cause to leave her fortune to. When she sees a documentary about penguins being studied in Antarctica, she tells the scientists she’s coming to visit. Her grandson, Patrick, comes to Antarctica to make one last attempt to get to know his grandmother.