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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Pick up everything you need for storytime and join us online! LEARN MORE...

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At the Library


HOURS
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. Per the Town of Harwinton, masks are required inside the building until further notice. 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


Happy New Year to our patrons!
We kick off January with a cozy and colorful display of quilts from the Goshen Star Quilters, January 8 – February 26. You can view the show in our online gallery, or visit the Library for a close-up look at the exquisite work that goes into these beautiful works of fabric art.

Winter Storytimes begin later this month, and we are excited to try a new model for our Storytime programing. Pick up a weekly Take Home kit with everything you need for Storytime including books, activities, songs and crafts. Then join Miss Amanda on Zoom each Tuesday morning for a live, interactive Storytime. Can’t make Tuesday mornings? View a recording of the Storytime on your own schedule. We hope to resume in person Storytimes in the spring.

Are you interested in exploring your ancestry? Get help from an expert: Harwinton Town Historian Susan Fenn McClen will visit the Library each month to assist patrons one-on-one. Whether you are just getting started or have specific questions from your research, Sue can help. Space is limited – register for your session.

Is mindfulness one of your New Year’s resolutions? New members are always welcome at our Wednesday afternoon Mindful Meditation group.


New In Our Collection



What Are We Reading This Month?

Staff Pic of the Month


The Stranger in the Lifeboat
by Mitch Albom


Book Cover

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

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, January 24th @ 6 pm


The Oregon Trail
by Rinker Buck


The Oregon Trail

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

This book is a work of nonfiction about the author traveling the entire length of the Oregon Trail as it was first traveled by the American settlers moving west—in covered wagons pulled by mules. The book combines memoir, history, and travelogue into one book. Copies are available to borrow. We will meet in our activity room. Join us!