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Note:
When the Litchfield Public schools close or have an unplanned early dismissal, any children's programs scheduled for the day will be canceled.

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Passport Program
January 8 through February 28

For Ages 3 - 10
Pickup at Circulation Desk

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 Full Steam Ahead, Dinosaurs and Things That Go. Check out materials based on the varying challenges. Try out different kinds of fiction, non-fiction, and even audio books. Keep track of your adventures by placing a sticker on the children’s wall each time you complete a task.
 


 

Fridays, January 19 through February 23
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Milk & Cookies Club
For Grades K - 6
Click Here to Register
Registration is Required 

Meet Paddington Bear: a teddy bear that was found at a train station in London. He is adopted by the Browns and learns the way of humans. This accident-prone bear has silly adventures including taking a driving test, going to the theater, finding a job, going to a mansion, all while trying to stay out of trouble and marmalade-free! Each week we will enjoy a peanut-free snack while Mrs. Shaia reads a chapter from Paddington Takes the Test 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 5 if your child needs bus transportation from school to the library.




Mondays, February 5,12 & 26
3:30 - 4:30 pm


Spelling Club
For Grades 4-8
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Registration is Required 

The Spelling Club will provide children an opportunity to gather with classmates at OWL after school to learn the word bank for the Litchfield Bee in a fun and collaborative setting. The students will be grouped by age and led in their preparation by Mrs. Shaia and a team of Litchfield Education Foundation members.  Play word games such as Boggle, Jumble, Roll & Spell, and Vocab Toss. Listen to excerpts from novels that are filled with juicy words to prepare for the Spelling Bee. Study materials created by the Scripps National Bee and a healthy power snack will be provided. Participation in the Spelling Bee is not mandatory!
 
Please register online and notify Litchfield Intermediate or Middle School in writing before winter break if your child needs bus transportation from school to the library. 



Tuesday, March 6
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Litchfield Spelling Bee
For LIS & LMS Students in Grades 4-8
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Registration is Required 

Compete in the local round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Students in Litchfield Intermediate and Middle Schools will have a chance to showcase their spelling talents for a chance to represent their school at the Connecticut State Bee in early spring. The Connecticut Winner will go on to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Participation in the Spelling Bee Club is not mandatory to compete. Litchfield Education Foundation will host the Spelling Bees this evening in the Oliver Wolcott Library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room.

Based on contest rules, this spelling bee is open to Litchfield Intermediate School and Litchfield Middle School students.

This program is generously sponsored by the Litchfield Education Foundation.


Fridays, March 2 through April 13*
3:30 - 4:30 pm
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No meeting March 30 ~Good Friday

How to Train Your Dragon Club
For Grades K - 6
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Registration is Required 

Listen to excerpts from the first six books in the How to Train Your Dragon series over the course of the program. Activities will tie-in to each book. We’ll color a dragon mask, design your own armor, have a Viking boat race, assemble and battle with catapults, go on a dragon egg hunt, and begin a journal just like dragon-whisperer Hiccup.

Please register online and notify Litchfield Center or Intermediate School in writing by February 16 if your child needs bus transportation from school to the library.


Wednesday, March 7
1:30 - 2:30 pm

1/2 Day Special: Lego Club
For Grades K - 6
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Registration is Required 

Calling all engineers and architects! Listen to a short story to inspire your creativity, and then build a Lego Challenge. Team up with a friend, or build solo. All supplies will be provided - please leave your personal Legos at home.

Please register online and notify Litchfield Center or Intermediate School in writing by February 21 if your child needs bus transportation from school to the library.

 


      Saturday, March 17
     10:30 - 11:30 am

Thomas the Take Engine Pary
For Ages 3 - 8
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Registration is Required 

Listen to Thomas’ Milkshake Muddle and then watch the short film. Color your own Conductor Hat, create a Thomas, James and Percy playset, and make a masterpiece with track stampers. Children are encouraged to wear their favorite Thomas t-shirt, or bring their favorite toy to show their new train friends.


 

Saturday, April 14
10:30 - 11:30 am

Goat Avenger & Princess in Black party
For Ages 3 - 8
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Registration is Required 

Listen to an excerpt of Princess in Black Takes a Vacation. Make your own superhero mask and persona, collect a monster alarm ring, decorate a scepter, and create a changing playset with Princess in Black/Princess Magnolia, Blacky/Frimplepants, Duff/Goat Avenger and Monster Land monsters.


 


 

Preschool Outreach    

Outreach Storytimes for Preschoolers

Each month, Mrs. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, will be bringing her suitcase of storytime themes to 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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