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 March 4th 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. Registration required.

Coding Club

January 25th through March 20th –Storytime at Home Plans Featuring Tumblebooks and Craft Supplies

Missing in person storytimes? So do we! While we’re waiting for in person programming to resume, we don’t want you to miss out on all of the early childhood learning opportunities that provide the building blocks for your child’s education. This winter we’ll be offering take home storytime plans. Each week will be a new theme, complete with craft supplies, Tumblebook and print book suggestions, gross motor activities, sensory play suggestions, fingerplay and song sheets!

If you like, we will include some books, chosen just for your child.

The suggested age range for this offering is 2 to 6 years old. Please call or email the library at to schedule a pickup.

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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.