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A good book ~ A special invitation
A life-time learning experience
Introducing the OWL Reader Club for children preschool to grade 3. Reading is one of the most important skills to lead to success in school and life. By making reading a positive, rewarding and worthwhile endeavor, a life-time learning experience is developed. This is why we’re introducing the OWL Reader Club for preschool to grade 3.
When children take out books from the library, it’s a time to bond together when sharing the book or a time for independent learning when reading alone. Both are free from homework assignments or pressure. It’s just pure fun and reward.
Each time your child visits the library and checks out at least one book, the OWL Reader Club bookmark will get hole-punched. Get your bookmark hole-punched five times during a session, and your child will be invited to a special invitation-only reader club celebration!
The OWL Reader Club session will happen three times a year and will feature a favorite children’s book character. The next session starts November 5 and ends February 1. Join today! To learn more and to register, stop by the front desk.
Toy Stories Club
Mondays, September 14th - November 16th*
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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Do you ever wonder what your toys do all day when you’re at school? Find out as we listen to different toy stories each week. Meet a variety of classics and new toys including Traction Man, Corduroy, and The Doll People. Take home literacy props including puppets, masks, and games to continue your fun at home. Feel free to pack a snack to eat during story time. Space is limited. Registration is required.
10:30 a.m. Storytelling Performance
After the performance, decorate mitten-shaped cookies to eat up and embellish a make-and-take craft based on the Ukrainian folktale!
Sit back and enjoy a special performance from storyteller Rona Leventhal for a journey around the world and back. Rona is one person with many voices. Through her skies talk, turtles sing and magic happens. Part mime, part singer, part actress, she walks her tales, talks them, sketches them with her hands, and stretches them from the ceiling to the floor. Rona will have you dancing, swaying, singing and laughing as she shares stories from the silly to the serious, from the mysterious to the monstrous. In addition to all of her wonderful stories, she will share her “Mitten Rap” with the audience.
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!
KidsPlay Children’s Museum
Location: 61 Main Street in Torrington
1st Friday of the Month: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Beginning Friday, September 4th
Best for Ages 2 to 5
Note: Requires paid admission to attend
Join Mrs. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, for a special storytime at the museum. After the storytime, enjoy the museum with its abundance of hands-on, multi-sensory, unique and appealing exhibits geared toward learning through play. Admission is $6 per child and adult. For more information, visit their website at: kidsplaymuseum.org.