Bring your kids to the library for stories and other fun events!

outdoor event at the library

Children’s Story Times
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Harwinton Public Library offers monthly programs for children, as well as four seasonal storytime sessions in Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer. Each sessions runs for a period of eight weeks, and start dates are available on our calendar.

HPL’s storytimes are based on Connecticut’s Early Learning and Development Standards. They consist of a mix of stories, songs, sensory activities, and a craft.

Registration is encouraged, with the exception of the Summer Storytime session, which is a drop in program.

During a storytime session, the schedule is as follows:

Thursday Story Times in a blue cloudTuesday Story Times in a grey cloud


Children’s Programs
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Upcoming Programs


Sat Dec 7, 5 and 6pm –Grinch storytimes
Roger Carillo does his annual visit, dressing up as the Grinch to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
He will read at 5pm and again at 6pm. This is an open program; no registration.

Grinch storytime

Sat Dec 14, 10:30am –Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses
Join us at the library to make delicious graham cracker gingerbread houses! Ages 4-12.
Children under the age of five must be accompanied by an adult. Materials will be provided. Sponsored by the Harwinton Library Friends.
Please register.

Gingerbread house

Dec 23rd- Dec 28th –Vacation Week Scavenger Hunt
Stop in and find our Christmas elf! Win a prize if you find him.

Christmas elf


Teen Programs
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Harwinton Public Library offers monthly programs for teens, as well as young adult books, audiobooks, and graphic novels.


Teen Video Game Afternoon
Play video games with your friends on the library’s big screen. Pizza and soda provided.
Ages 11-18.
Sponsored by Civic Family Services. Please register.

December 27, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Video game console