Bring your kids to the library for stories and other fun events! We are going to have so much fun and we look forward to seeing you all! 

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Children’s Story Times
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Summer Storytimes
June 24th – August 1st

Tuesday’s @ 10am or Thursday’s @ 10:00am
Ages 0-3.
Read one book, sing songs, and do a craft with Mrs. Molly!

Monday’s @ 1pm
Ages 3-6.
We will read two books, instead of one. We will have a different hello song and educational songs to start, and we will have a slightly more complex craft with these older kids!

P.S. Summer Storytimes are all drop-in! No need to register.

Homeschool storytimes
Every other Wednesday @ 2pm

June 5th + 19th
July 3rd + 17th + 31st
August 14th + 28th

For ages 6-10.
One of our local homeschooling mom’s, Andrea Fitzpatrick, is providing a homeschooler storytime for homeschoolers in the area! All are welcome, of course, whether they are homeschooled or not! Learn about all sorts of interesting topics and color while you listen!
Parents must attend with their kids.
No need to register.

 

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all”. – Jaqueline Kennedy

 

Children’s Programs
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Upcoming Programs!

*To register for a program go to our Events Calendar and click on the event you wish to attend!*

June 8th @ 10:00am – Teddy Bear Sleepover

Bring your favorite stuffy to the library Friday evening before 5:30pm, then come to the library Saturday morning for a storytime and discover what your stuffies did all night!
There will be a small breakfast provided of hot cocoa and munchkins. We will then read a few stories and do a craft!
Ages 0-8.
Please register each child separately.

Summer Reading Programs!

June 26th @ 5:30-7:30pm – Summer Reading Kick-Off!

Drop-in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 to pick up your summer reading bags! The theme this year is fairytales! There will be reptiles from the reptile nook (dragons for our fairytale theme), crafts, and outdoor activities! More TBD!
If you cannot make it, then bags will be available for an extra week!

June 27th @ 3:00pm – 4-H at the Library

Learn about agriculture and nature with our 4-H volunteers! Craft and explore hands-on! (Great for homeschoolers!)
For this first session, come find out what 4-H is all about. There is something for everyone in 4-H! Explore all aspects of 4-H covering topics from STEM to animals, plants, crafts and more.
Please register. For ages 6-12.

June 29th @ 10:00am – Learn Calligraphy

Learn how to write fancy! Write like a medieval knight or princess! Each participant will receive a calligraphy pen that they get to take home with them to continue practicing!
For kids fourth grade and up. Please Register.

July 3rd @ 6:00pm – Learn to Play the Ukulele

Learn how to play the ukulele!
Just like a bard playing his mandolin, you can learn to play the ukulele!
Ages 7-12. Please Register.

July 10th @ 5:00-6:30pm – Fencing Demonstration

Learn about the art of fencing (sword play)!
How would a knight in shining armor fight? Watch a demonstration and view multiple kinds of weaponry!
This program will be held on our front lawn so bring a blanket or folding chair! If there is inclement weather we will move inside.
For all ages. No need to register.

July 11th @ 3:00pm – 4-H at the Library

Learn about agriculture and nature with our 4-H volunteers! Craft and explore hands-on! (Great for homeschoolers!)
For this second session, what are some natural resources in Connecticut? Learn about forestry and natural resources here in the Constitution State. We will be able to identify native leaves, trees and other natural resources.
Please register. For ages 6-12.

July 13th @ 11:00am – Fairytale Cartooning

Come do some fairytale cartooning! Learn how to draw knights, princesses, and dragons!
For ages 6-12. Please Register.

July 17th @ 6:00pm – Blue Moon Raptors

Come see four birds of prey in real life at this awesome program! Learn about these birds and see them up close! This program will be out on our lawn so bring a blanket or folding chair! If there is inclement weather then we will move inside.
No registration. For all ages!

July 18th @ 3:00pm – 4-H at the Library

Learn about agriculture and nature with our 4-H volunteers! Craft and explore hands-on! (Great for homeschoolers!)
For this third session, we will learn about the life cycle of plants, starting from seeds, and the requirements for growth. You will be able to bring home your very own plant and watch it grow.
Please register. For ages 6-12.

July 24th @ 5:00pm – Glitter Dream Jar Craft

Come create your own glitter dream jar! Give this jar a shake at bedtime and let your little one watch the sparkles swirl round and round until they fall asleep!
There is nothing quite so magical as sparkles!
For ages approximately 2-10. Please Register.

July 27th @ 10:00am – Visit Mother Goose

Come visit mother goose at the library, one of the creators of fairytales! There will be some play and children will be introduced to some rhymes!
For ages 0-6. Please register.

July 31st @ 6:00-7:30pm – Summer Reading Finale!

For the first half hour we will be giving out the free pizza! T-shirts and certificates will be given to all those who completed the summer reading program!
For the remaining hour we will be entertained by an amazing magician (Wizard to fit our fairytale theme)!
This will all be happening out on our front lawn so bring a blanket or folding chair! If there is inclement weather we will be inside.
No need to register. For all ages.

 

Teen Programs
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Upcoming Programs

 

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

June 12th @ 5pm – D&D Club

Hey teens! For the club, we will play 3-hour-long one-shot games once a month beginning in April! So, if you miss a session, then no worries!

The session will be 3 hours long with a break in the middle.
For ages 12+.
Please Register. Space is very limited.

Summer Reading Programs!

July 2nd @ 2pm – Fairy House Craft

Hey Teens! Come build your own fairy house! All materials will be supplied, but feel free to bring some of your own! Take your wonderful craft home with you when you are finished.
Ages 11+. Please register.

July 16th @ 2pm – Fairytale/Disney Trivia

Come play Disney and classic fairytale trivia! Are you a true Disney fan? Do you know what animal blew the little pigs houses down? Test your knowledge! Feel free to play with your friends or against them in this awesome trivia hour!
Ages 11+. Please register.

July 30th @ 2pm – Origami Boxes

Come learn some origami! Make and take home decorative origami boxes for your bookcases or shelves!
Ages 11+. Please register.