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


Begins April 3rd at 10:45 am –CANCELLED Giggles and Wiggles Spring Session
Jump around with Miss Carissa of DBA Dance Studio! This 45 minute high-energy dance class teaches basic rhythm, tumbling, colors, counting and more. Improve motor skills, make friends, and get your wiggles out!

For ages 2 – 6. Please register. Sponsored by the Harwinton Library Friends.

Giggles & Wiggles dance class

Tues April 14 at 11 am –Magic Show with Mr. Magic

Mr. Magic returns to the library for a fun filled magic show for the whole family. A special April vacation treat, brought to you by the Harwinton Library Friends. Kids who participate receive a special prize!

11am to Noon, No registration necessary.

Magic Show

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

Movie Screening


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 Upcycled Artwork

We will discuss upcoming programs, and then revamp preprinted art canvases. Pick out a design you like and make something new by painting in new features, writing a message, you decide! Snacks will be provided.

Ages 11-18. Sponsored by Civic Family Services. Please register.

Wed March 25, 2019 | 6:30 PM