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


Wed Jan 15, 6:30 pm –Family Movie Night
Join us for a free family movie. All ages welcome. Outside snacks – and pajamas! – are welcome. No registration required.

Movie Screening

Sat Jan 18, 10:30am –Piggy Bank Painting
Use your imagination to decorate your very own piggy bank!
Ages 4-11. All materials provided. Sponsored by the Harwinton Library Friends. Please register.

Piggy Bank

Sat Feb 1, 10:30 am to 1pm –Take Your Child To the Library Day
Drop in between 10:30 and 1pm and paint a kindness rock, in honor of Take Your Child to the Library Day. No registration required.

Kindness Rocks


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


YAC Meeting and DIY Mug Decorating
Tweens and teens are welcome to join the Youth Advisory Council (YAC). After our meeting, we will decorating our own unique mugs. Pizza and soda will be provided. Ages 11-18. Sponsored by Civic Family Services.
Please register.

January 22, 2019 | 6:30 PM

DIY Mug Decorating