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:

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Children’s Programs
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Upcoming Programs


Thursday May 6 at 4:30 pm –Coding Club

Join Patrice Gans of Random Hacks of Kindness, on Zoom to learn how to code and build your coding skills! This club meets every first Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm. You do not need to attend every meeting, but you do need to register on the day you want to attend, in order to receive the secure Zoom link.

Ages 8-14. Register on our website’s Events calendar!

Coding Club

April 20 through June 1 –Alternating Outdoor and Take Home Storytime

Register on our website’s Events Calendar!

Beginning April 20th, we will do a mix of outdoor (weather permitting) and take home storytimes. Storytimes last between 30 to 40 minutes (no one gets offended if your child doesn’t last this long!) and is for ages 2-6.

We will practice social distancing, and masks are required for everyone over the age of two. This offering will be weather permitting and rescheduled if weather does not cooperate.

If you would like to take part in both in person storytime and take home kits, please register for both events on our calendar.

Please bring a blanket or chairs.

Outdoor dates:

April 20th @ 10:30 am (This one starts off with Giggles and Wiggles, led by Miss Carissa)

May 4th @ 10:30 am (Yoga Storytime led by Gail Rosin)

May 18th @ 10:30 am

June 1st @ 10:30 am

Take home dates:

April 27th @ 10:30 am

May 11th @ 10:30 am

May 25th @ 10:30 am

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