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

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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


Monday June 21 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm –Summer Kickoff Children’s ‘Farmer’s Market’
Rain date: June 28 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Pick up your Summer Reading Registration packet, register for Summer Reading while you’re here, and enjoy:

  • free Italian ice from Chet’s Italian Ice (coupon in registration packet)
  • a real live llama from Country Quilt Farms
  • decorate the blacktop with chalk art
  • activity stations including a gardening station where you can pick out seeds to take home and plant, magnetic fishing, photo stations, craft station
  • Handwashing stations will be provided.

    ****Currently, all outdoor summer programs will require masks for those over the age of two. It is possible for this to change, so check back for updates****

    Coding Club

    Week of June 28 –Summer Take Home Kits
    Sign up online to pick up the weeks of June 28th and August 2nd. Ages 4 to 12.

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    Teen Programs
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    Upcoming Programs


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

    July 8, 15, 22, 27 from 2-4pm –Outdoor Mindfulness Painting

    Masks required! Materials supplied outdoors on tables. Materials include: canvas, paints, brushes, palettes, easels and chairs.

    Weather dependent, no rescheduling. For teens/tweens as well as adults. Ages 11 and up.

    Hand sanitizer provided.

    Coding Club