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Saturday, September 16
10:30 - 11:30 am

Harold and the Purple Crayon
For Ages 3 - 8
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Registration is Required 

Join Ms. Caitlin for a reading of the classic story, Harold and the Purple Crayon. Watch a short video based on the character. Then create your own story using your very own purple crayon. We will “write” a story together on bulletin board paper using purple die cut shapes. Each family will be able to take home a hardcover book for your personal storytime collection!

The Connecticut State Library has provided copies of Harold and the Purple Crayon to OWL through the generosity of an anonymous donor by way of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. 


  

Fridays, September 29 through November 17
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Lego Club
For Children in Grades K - 3
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Registration is Required 

Calling all engineers and architects! Listen to a short story to inspire your creativity, and then build the Lego Challenge of the Week. Team up with a friend, or build solo. Make sure to sign up with your email address so Mrs. Shaia can email a photo of your masterpiece! Feel free to pack a snack to eat during story time. All supplies will be provided. Note: Please leave your personal Legos at home. Please notify Center School by September 15th if your child will be getting off the bus at OWL.

This program is generously funded by the Litchfield Education Foundation.


  

Mondays, October 16 through November 20
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Creative Writing Club
For Children in Grades 4 - 6
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Registration is Required 

During this course students will be able to learn how to bring their imagination to life in writing. Students will work with an established writer to come up with one piece that will be revised over the six-week period. By November, students will have curated an independent piece of literature straight from their own ideas and imagination! Students will learn techniques in brainstorming, connecting ideas and creating images in their writing. 

This program was created and is run by Faith Morgan, a junior at Litchfield High School, achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award for beginning a creative writing course at Oliver Wolcott Library to make an impact on her community.

Natalie Bates is an author and playwright who has written several children’s novels, ghosted a celebrity biography and written novels such as Friend of the Family. Recently, Natalie has returned to the theatre with a three act play, These Things Happen, focusing on her talents in creating stories for the stage. Teaching workshops privately and for institutions such as the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University, she has assisted several aspiring authors to publish their own stories and novels. Please notify Intermediate School by October 2nd if your child will be getting off the bus at OWL.

This program is generously funded by the Litchfield Education Foundation.
 



Saturday, October 28
10:30 - 11:30 am

Family Halloween Party
For Ages 3 - 8
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Registration is Required 

Join Mrs. Shaia for a Family Halloween Party. Wear your costume, listen to a spooky story, and have a craft-acular time! You’ll have a chance to paint a Halloween pirate sun catcher, use tissue paper to create a haunted mansion, and create a beaded Halloween bracelet. If you check out a book, you’ll be able to trick-or-treat at the circulation desk.

This program is generously sponsored by Civic Family Services.   



 

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!

 



 
 

Litchfield Schools Required Summer Reading


Come to OWL to check out your required school reading books. Center School, Intermediate School and Litchfield High School summer reading books will be available for you to check out. Find your books at a glance by grade level. To make sure every Litchfield student has a chance to read them, required reading books circulate for two weeks and each student is limited to two books at a time.
Books will be available at the end of the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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