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OWL's Summer Reading Program


Get Come pick up a summer reading bingo card.  Help your age group win the reading competition!  Show your completed bingo card to a librarian at the end of each week to receive a gift at the front desk.  We'll have bonus bingo cards available at the front desk for avid readers.  The last day to hand in your cards is Friday, August 15th.

Page Turners Club

Wednesdays, June 25th - Augist 13th
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Grades 4-6

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Get your Litchfield Intermediate School’s summer reading requirement finished at OWL this summer. Receive a complimentary copy of Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra by Jason Fry - a perfect mix of action, adventure and mystery with a splash of sci-fi. Each week Mrs. Shaia will lead discussions, read passages aloud, and encourage you to share other books you are enjoying on your summer break while you enjoy a pizza lunch! Registration is required.



Weird Science
Thursdays, June 26th - August 14th
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
For Families of K-6 Graders 

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Spend your Thursday mornings at OWL experimenting with household objects. Activities include: Don’t Topple Your Tower, Helicopter Dropper, Musical Melodies, Slime Making, Smell-a-Rama Bingo, Liquid Launchers, Float or Won’t and Marble Race. The sequence of events will be weather dependent, as some activities will be done on the front lawn. So, don’t forget your sunscreen! Registration is required.

Generously funded by the Junior Women’s Club of Litchfield Hills


Freaky Fridays
Fridays, June 27th - August 15th
*OWL will be closed on July 4
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grades K-6

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Register for all or some the events below. Registration is required.

June 27 - Egg Drop - Using household materials you will be challenged to design a package that will keep a raw egg safe from a 10 foot drop. Are you ready for the challenge?

July 11 - Sciencetellers' Dragons & Dreams Show - Enjoy this spectacular adventure as we’re swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring of people will survive to tell the tale! Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons & Dreams using fun experiments.

July 18 - Float Your Boat - Using only paper, can you create a buoyant boat to float in a kiddie pool? Come test your engineering skills!

July 25 - Flight School -  We’ll have a paper airplane festival! We’ll have a few contests including: Longest Flight, Best Design, and Most Reliable Target. How will you fly?

August 1 - The Children's Museum's Science Genie Show - You won’t believe your eyes as we present the screaming stick, the electric pickle, and the flying French fries. Learn about liquid nitrogen and what this super-cold substance can do: shrinking metal, erupting fog, launching miniature rockets and more.

August 8 - Catapulting Contraptions - We’ll build bricks from paper and catapults from craft sticks. How will yours stack up against the competition?

August 15 - Animal Embassy's Zoology for Kids Show - Animal Embassy will bring the study of Zoology to life with incredible live Animal Ambassadors! We will meet Animal Ambassadors such as Giant White’s Tree Frogs, an Eclectus Parrot or Spectacled Owl, a Green Tree Python or Emerald Tree Boa, Chinchillas, a Pink-toe Tarantula, an Argentine Black & White Tegu and/or a Solomon Islands Monkey-Tailed Skink!

Kindergarten Social
Tuesday, August 26th
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
For Children Entering Kindergarten

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All kindergarteners and their parents are invited to a special story hour for children getting ready to enter kindergarten. Ease the anxiety of the first day by hearing stories & songs about school. Join OWL’s Children’s Librarian Mrs. Shaia and Center School’s Librarian Mrs. Moore for this fun event. Space is limited. Registration is required. 



Teen Events 


Teen Dinner & A Book Club
Wednesdays - June 25th - Augist 13th
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
For Teens Entering Grades 7-10

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Imagine surviving a plane crash only to be stranded on a life boat with no water and one bag of Skittles. Mrs. Shaia will have copies of The Raft at the first meeting. She’ll assign chapters to read each week and design activities around the book. In addition you’ll enjoy a pizza dinner! Registration is required.

The Raft by S.A. Bodeen Chapter assignments:

Jun. 25:    Pick up books & meet-and-greet
Jul. 2:       Chapters 1 - 7
Jul. 9:       Chapters 8 - 18
Jul. 16:     Chapters 19 - 29
Jul. 23:     Chapters 30 - 36
Jul. 30:     Chapters 37 - 45
Aug. 6:     Chapters 46 - 50
Aug.13:    Chapters 51 - epilogue




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