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Children's Events

Outdoor Storytime


For All Ages
Outside at OWL!

 Tuesday Mornings at 10:30 am

Join Mrs. Tricia for songs, Big Books, and the occasional puppet-friend outside at OWL. Drop-ins welcome!

Note: In the event of bad weather, this storytime will be moved to the Children's Room.



Toddler Time

For Ages 12 - 26 months
Meeting in the Children's Room

Wednesday Mornings at 10:30 AM

For little ones who are curious, mobile, and just learning how to socialize and focus. Primarily songs and rhymes with lots of movement, we will also read some shorter books together.





Preschool Storytime

For Ages 3 & up
Meeting In The Children's Room

Thursday Mornings at 10:30 AM

This storytime focuses on books, flannel stories, and a collaborative craft.





Bouncing Babies

For Ages birth - 24 Months
Meeting In The Children's Room

Friday Afternoons at 1:30 PM

This lap-sit provides a special opportunity for caregivers to bond with their little ones while enjoying bouncing rhymes, silly songs, and the choral reading of board books.





The Peonies: Summer in the City - Author Event with Jennie Willink

For Grades 3 -7 & Their Families
Outside at OWL

Thursday, June 9 at 5:30 PM - Registration is Required - Register here

The Oliver Wolcott Library is pleased to present an early evening outdoor event with debut author and Litchfield native Jennie Willink! Jennie will let our young readers know all about her unique writing process, which includes writing collaboratively, creating a sense of place, and what inspired her to write a novel for middle-grade readers. 

Books will be available for purchase at the event. 

Weather permitting we will celebrate the launch of Jennie's book outside at OWL, but in case of adverse weather the event will be moved to the Community Room.

The Peonies: Summer in the City 

What happens when two eleven-year-old best friends find out this is their last summer together? They turn the worst news ever into the time of their lives in The Peonies: Summer in the City.

Poppy and Esme (aka The Peonies) live in the same apartment building in New York City where they share a lively, non-traditional "friend-family" and are practically inseparable. But on the last day of fifth grade, the girls’ parents drop a bomb: Esme and her family are moving to California. After the shock wears off, the tweens set out to earn enough money to purchase two very special, very expensive, matching friendship necklaces. They start a dog walking business, Peony's Prancing Pups, and the adventure begins. 

Together, The Peonies overcome resistance from skeptical grownups, tame unruly canine clients, and come to terms with the difficult idea of living thousands of miles apart—all while having the best summer ever! Join Poppy and Esme as they navigate the ups and downs of real-world subjects like friendship, family, and finances in this heart-warming story filled with loyalty, laughs, and lots of dogs!



OWL's Children's & YA Audio Program

Do you love listening to audiobooks but no longer have access to a CD player?

We can help! Check out one of our 5 circulating CD players and receive a free pair of earbuds and a retro prize from our 90s time capsule! You will also receive a prize for any Juvenile or Young Adult CD audiobooks that you check out. Prizes include koosh balls, mini troll dolls, and slap bracelets all harkening back to the decade when portable CD players were all the rage.






Book A Children's Librarian

Book a Children's Librarian


While we are unable to hold in-person library programs, we want to offer you this unique opportunity to Book-a-Children's-Librarian! Perfect for preschools, daycares, friend groups, and extended families--choose a theme (dinosaurs, things-that-go, dogs, cats, autumn, you name it!) and a time that works for your group and Mrs. Tricia will design a storytime just for you!

Each 30 minute Zoom session will include introductions, songs, several books, and a puppet or two! Limit one session per week.

Email Mrs. Tricia [email protected] with BOOK MY STORYTIME as the subject and she will get back to you ASAP.





MORE Information about Zoom:

All of our Virtual Zoom Events are live. They are not recorded. To participate/join the event, you need to use the exact link connected to the event. Once you click on the link at the specified date and time, you will be prompted to open Zoom, the virtual meeting program we are using. All you need is an internet connection and a device or computer with a webcam and audio. Most computers have built-in webcams. No passwords or confirmation codes, just click the link and follow the prompts.

Still having difficulty understanding how to access Zoom: email [email protected] to set-up a virtual Book-a-Librarian and we will go over it with you.

More security, more privacy: In response to concerns about privacy in a virtual meeting space, we have enabled additional security features in Zoom and updated our meeting links to be protected, private, and secure. These new, unique links can be accessed solely through our e-newsletters.To receive secure information regarding these events, please subscribe to our e-newsletter! Click here to subscribe If you misplace the email and need the link again, email [email protected]