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Book First 1/2 Day Club
Wednesdays, January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th & May 14th
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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Enjoy a popcorn snack while listening to a story that inspired a movie. Create an activity to take home. For children in grades K - 6. Registration is required.

-January's Reading: Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
-February's Reading: Shrek by William Steig
-March's Reading: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
-April's Reading: A Day with Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce
-May's Reading: The Night at the Museum by Milan Trenc

Trees & Leaves Scavenger Hunt
Friday, May 16th
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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Learn about trees with Jeff Greenwood of White Memorial. He’ll discuss tree and leaf features, shapes, and identification. Then we’ll go on a scavenger hunt and create a leaf rubbing booklet. If the weather cooperates we’ll spend time together outside. This will be the last day to hand in your Beech Tree Ballot for our Copper Beech Tree Contest (details below)! Registration is required. For children in grades K-6. 

Copper Beech Tree Contest -
Ages 3 - 16

Stop by the library to fill out a ballot to guess the age of OWL’s Copper Beech Tree. Winners will be chosen in the following age categories and receive a book:

Ages 3 - 6 - Tap the Magic Tree: Follow instructions to make this tree bloom, flower, change color, and get ready for each season.
Ages 7 - 9 - Magic Tree House Book: Read Jack and Annie’s adventure when they time travel in the Magic Tree House! 
Ages 10 - 12 - The Secret Tree: Minty discovers a tree with a hollow trunk that holds the secrets of everyone in the neighborhood.
Ages 13 - 16 - Flipped: Juli and Bryce rethink their friendship after their beloved Sycamore tree is cut down.  



Summer Reading Kickoff
Saturday, June 21st
Drop in between 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ages 2-12
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Celebrate the beginning of our summer reading program with a Star Wars extravaganza! Meet Star Wars author Jason Fry. His new book, Jupiter Pirates: Hunt for the Hydra, will be available for sale and signing. Hickory Stick Bookshop will be selling Jason Fry’s book, as well as selected titles from Litchfield’s summer reading list!

Craft and activities will be setup including:

-Princess Leia Barrettes
Design a Hook Hand
Pirate Tattoo Station

Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer Reading Bingo Challenge to compete with your age group!


Preschool Events

Preschool Lost Sock Day
Friday, May 9th
10:30 -11:30 a.m.
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Celebrate Lost Sock Day with Mrs. Shaia. Listen to silly sock stories, then create your one-of-a-kind sock puppet to take home! Registration is required. For Children Ages 2-5.


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