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January 10 through February 28


PassPort Program
Pickup at the Circulation Desk
For children ages 3-10


Do you have cabin fever? Don’t fret. Travel the world through OWL’s book stacks - for free! Are you aching for a new adventure filled with action and suspense? Are you dying (pun intended) to solve a mystery? Do you wish you could feel the sand between your toes as you relax with a beach read? Well, this challenge is for you!

Pickup your travel documents at the circulation desk and choose from a variety of themes including Animals, Genres, Places to Go, and People to See. Check out materials based on the varying challenges. Try out different kinds of fiction, non-fiction, and even audio books. Complete your passport for a special traveler certificate, and to get your name on the children’s bulletin board.



Fridays, January 20 Through February 17
3:30 - 4:30 pm


The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
Milk & Cookie Club

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For Children in Grades K-6


Meet Miss Petitfour, a modern-day Mary Poppins. The Adventures of Miss Petitfour features the magical woman and her sixteen cats. Their everyday escapades include shopping in their downtown green at the hardware store and the book shop, and cruising in Mr. Coneybeare’s convertible car. See how Miss Petitfour turns an ordinary day into an enchanted one. Each week we will enjoy a peanut-free snack while Mrs. Shaia reads a chapter aloud.

Each child will be given a complimentary copy of the book.

Please register online and notify Litchfield Center or Intermediate School in writing by January 6 if you want your child to ride the bus from school to the library.


Fridays, March 3 through March 31
3:30 - 4:30 pm


Scooby Doo Mystery Club
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For Children in Grades K-3

Participate in a live-action read aloud of a Scooby Doo Choose Your Own Adventure story. Mrs. Shaia will read a story and you decide where the characters go. Will you follow Shaggy and Scooby down a dark hallway or Velma, Fred and Daphne into a cornfield under a full moon sky? After the reading, we will do an activity or craft related to the story. No need to pack a snack - Mrs. Shaia will provide peanut-free Scooby Snacks.


Sunday, March 19
1:00 - 2:00 pm


Spring Fling Party
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For Children in Grades K-6

It’s time to think about flowers blooming, birds chirping, and sun shining! Come dressed in your favorite outfit and listen to stories filled with rabbits, ducks, and birds. There will be plenty of craft stations to celebrate the new season!


Saturday, April 22
12:30 - 4:00 pm 

Game On @ LEF Minds in Motion

At Litchfield High School
For Children in Grades K-8

Come visit Mrs. Shaia at Litchfield Education Foundation’s Minds in Motion Fundraiser. There will be exciting, interactive workshops for every child with every interest, Kindergarten - 8th grade. Adults can attend a keynote and thought-provoking, special-interest workshops. Mrs. Shaia will present a workshop for children in Grades 2 - 3 called Game On! Children will create their own board game with a clear objective using a variety of available possibilities including a spinner, dice, a board, and cards. We’ll look at Ticket to Ride, Scattergories Catergories, Spot It and Codenames for inspiration. Each child will leave the workshop with their own game that has been tested and played to enjoy with their whole family. 

Visit lefforstudents.org to sign up for a workshop.




Preschool Outreach    

Outreach Storytimes for Preschoolers

Each month, Mrs. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, will be bringing her suitcase of storytime themes to Litchfield Headstart, Room to Grow, School on the Green, and the 3-year and 4-year old classes at Litchfield Center School.

Each program is unique, supports the preschool curriculum, and includes new and classic picture books, flannel board stories, fingerplays, musical instruments, puppets and a themed craft. PLUS, Mrs. Shaia brings books from OWL’s extensive collection for the schools to borrow each month!







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