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 Storytime

 

Bouncing Babies: Birth -24 months
Tuesdays at 11 AM

March 5 through April 30th
May 7th through June 11th

 

Preschool Storytime: 2-5 year olds
Thursdays at 11 AM 

March 7 through April 25th
May 2nd through June 13th

 

Join Dr. Caroline for Bouncing Babies! Enjoy concept and rhyming books, learn finger plays, and meet other families in this interactive program. Your child will form a bond with you, develop listening skills, and begin vocabulary development.

Join Miss Kathy for Preschool Storytime! Enjoy new and classic picture books, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy skills such as phonological awareness and comprehension. Stories will be read that encourage participation and comment.

Drop-in. No registration necessary.
 


 

 

Craftastic Fridays
For All Ages

Every Friday the Oliver Wolcott Library will have a fun, new craft suitable for kids of all ages! Bring your child to the Children’s Library at any time throughout the day, so they can create their very own masterpiece to take home!

 

 


Letters are  Characters ©
A playful pre-reading program for children ages 4-7  

 

Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30 PM.

May 7 through June 11

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Wednesdays 11 a.m.

March 6 through April 24 
May 8 through June 12

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Parents/caregivers are children’s first teachers and play a critical role in literacy. During this fun and interactive program, we’ll study how children learn to read as well as how to provide effective, evidence-based support and instruction to create enriching, lifelong reading habits. Your children will acquire pre-reading skills through story and hands on, multi-sensory play that will enable them to begin to break the phonemic code, an essential stepping stone in learning to read.  

The best predictor of reading readiness is symbol recognition (knowing the names of upper and lower case letters) and sound symbol correspondence because it demonstrates that the neural pathways are primed for reading acquisition (also known as breaking the phonemic code). This program is designed to joyfully and playfully get all children ready to read! Different learning styles will be discussed.

Caroline Wilcox Ugurlu is a researcher, teacher, and OWL’s library assistant with a focus on early literacy. She has spent the last four years studying reading including the neurological processes involved in reading and the sociological, psychological, and cultural aspects of reading acquisition and its opposite - failure to acquire reading fluency. She has developed a method to help children ages 4 to 7 break the phonemic code in a fun and playful way, and has authored a book on the subject.

Registration is Required

 

 

 


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March 25 & April 29
Monday 3:30- 4:15 PM

Off the Hook
For Grades 4 - 6

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If your child loves DIY crafts, then they’re invited to Oliver Wolcott Library to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a unique yarn craft without using any knitting needles or crochet hooks. All materials will be provided.

Registration required.

 


 

March 29 & April 26
Friday 3:30- 4:15 PM

Little Book Buddies
For Grades K-3

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Children in grades K-3 are invited to join us for a special story time and craft program. Children will listen to a popular storybook, and then make their very own stuffed animal inspired by the book to take home.

Need to take the school bus to the library? If your child needs to take the bus to the library, please notify Litchfield Center School in writing 2 weeks before the program. 

 

Registration is Required

 


 

April 22
Monday 3:30- 4:15 PM

Earth Day Celebration
For Grades K - 3

 

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Children in grades K-3 are invited to join us for a special Earth Day Celebration. Children will listen to a popular storybook, and then make their very own “mini” garden out of recyclable material to take home.

Registration is Required

 


Two Special Events for Children Ages 2 to 5

 

May 1
Wednesday 11:00- 11:30 AM

 May Day Storytime

Join Miss Kathy and Dr. Caroline for a very special May Day Storytime. We will be celebrating Spring by reading books, singing songs, dancing around a maypole and creating a special flower craft.

 

May 31
Friday 11:00- 11:30 AM

 Knights & Dragons Storytime

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We are calling for all the little brave knights to join us at the Oliver Wolcott Library for our Knights and Dragons Storytime. Thou shall have a good morrow with us while reading books, singing songs, and creating a craft to bring home. . . Huzzah!

 


Events for Children in Grades K - 3  
Registration is Required.

May 3
Friday 3:30- 4:15 PM

Storytime STEM

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This month we will be building Medieval Castles! Join us for a story and various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities. This exciting and hands-on program will include a read aloud of a popular children’s picture book along with correlating STEM crafts, activities, and/ or whole group science demonstrations.

 

May 10
Friday 3:30- 4:15 PM

Little Book Buddies

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Join us for a special story time and craft program. Children will listen to a popular storybook, and then make their very own stuffed animal inspired by the book to take home.

 


Events for Children in Grades K - 6
Registration is Required.

 

 

May 8
Wednesday 1:30- 2:30 PM

1/2 Day Science Club
Gotta Brain? Gotta Helmut? with How Cool is That?

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We all know the importance of wearing a helmet. But which helmet protects the best? You will brainstorm techniques to hypothesize predictions before you experiment. Learn about control and variables as you record data and document discoveries. STEM & Next-Generation Science Standards Targeted: Matter and its interactions.

Generously sponsored by the Litchfield Education Foundation.

 


Events for Children in Grades 4 - 6
Registration is Required.


 

May 6
Monday 3:30- 4:15 PM

STEM Studio

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This month’s exciting challenge will be crazy catapults! Join us for a fun and hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program. Each session will include a challenge correlating with one or more STEM concepts in which children will have to use teamwork, critical thinking, and innovation in order to complete their challenge.

 

May 13
Monday 3:30- 4:15 PM

Off the Hook

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If your child loves DIY crafts, then they’re invited to the Oliver Wolcott Library to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a dragon eye macramé necklace without using any knitting needles or crochet hooks. All materials will be provided.

 

 

 

                                                                                 


 

Teen Wednesdays

March 13 through April 24 
2:15 - 3:15 PM

For Teens in Grade 7 to 12
Drop in each week or for specific sessions.

Registration is Required
Light refreshments will be served each session

Generously sponsored by Civic Family Services

 

 


 

 

Graphic Novel Book Club

March 27 & April 24 
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Join us for our first ever Graphic Novel Book Club! Each session will feature a new graphic novel that we will discuss and create a craft to go along with. Stop by the library anytime during the month to pick up your copy of the featured graphic novel.

 

February 27: we will discuss Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Newbery Honor Award Winner and New York Times bestseller Roller Girl is a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby. 
 

March 27: Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max by Noelle Stevenson, Shannon Watters & Grace Ellis.

April 24 : Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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