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Children's Events

Afterschool Program - Grades 1 - 3



Mad Scientist Club - Mason Jar Science
Beginning September 1

Registration is Required Register Here

 

Register at the beginning of the month to receive a mason jar and your own copy of Mason Jar Science. Explore the book and try out some experiments over the course of the month and then share your findings at our Virtual Mini-Science Fair on September 30 at 4:00 PM!

 

 

 

Mad Scientist Club - Cardboard Box Engineering
Beginning October 1

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Register at the beginning of the month to receive a cardboard box and your own copy of Cardboard Box Engineering by Jonathan Adolph. Explore the book and try out some experiments at your own pace and then share your findings at our Virtual Mini-Science Fair on October 21 at 4:00 PM!

 

 

Afterschool Program - Grades 4 - 6



Nutmeg Books & Baking Club

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone | RV Sugar Cookies
Beginning September 1

Registration is Required Register Here

 

Register at the beginning of the month to receive your own paperback copy of Clean Getaway and the dry ingredients and RV cookie cutter to make your own RV Sugar Cookies. Join us for a Virtual Baking Session & Book Talk on September 23rd at 4:00 PM.

 

 

 

Nutmeg Books & Baking Club

Planet Earth is blue By Nicole Panteleakos | Ingredients to make Galaxy Donuts
Beginning October 1

Registration is Required Register Here

 

Register at the beginning of the month to receive your own paperback copy of Planet Earth is Blue and the dry ingredients and silicone mold needed to make your own Galaxy Donuts. Join us for a Virtual Baking Session & Book Talk on October 28th at 4:00 PM.

 

Outdoor Storytime!



All ages Storytime!
 
Wednesdays in September at 10:30 AM

Registration is Required - Register Here

 

Stories, songs, rhymes, and FUN! Bond with your little ones and meet fellow caregivers outdoors at OWL!

 

 

Drive-In Storytime!



All Ages Storytime!
Wednesdays in October at 10:30 AM

Registration is Required  To Register Email [email protected]

 

All ages storytime from the comfort of your vehicle! Participants will be directed to park in marked spaces in the OWL’s back parking lot and to tune into a specific station on their radio—then it’s time to watch and listen as Mrs. Tricia shares songs, rhymes, and stories! Each registrant will also receive a special bag of goodies for use during the storytime that they may take home with them afterwards. There is a six vehicle limit for this program. Register early for a spot!

 


Outdoor Family Saturdays



A is for Apple!
Saturday, September 18 at 10:30 AM

Registration is Required Register Here

 

Join us for a special outdoor storytime about all things APPLE! Apple books, apple songs, apple crafts, and perhaps even an apple treat or two.

 

 

 

 

It's Almost Halloween!
Saturday, October 30 at 10:30 AM

Registration is Required Register Here

 

Bundle up and put on your costume for this fun outdoor storytime event featuring stories, songs, a craft, and a Halloween parade!

 

 

 

Drawing Contest



For ages 5 - 12
September 7 - 30

Do you know a child between the ages of 5 and 12 who loves to draw AND loves the Library? 

Here at OWL, we are thankful for many people and to show them our gratitude we send thank you cards. This year we have decided to make those cards even more special with designs from children in our community. 

All participants should create their masterpiece on a blank, white, 3x5” index card using magic markers. If you have the supplies at home you are welcome to use those, but we will also have materials available at the circulation desk at OWL.

Entrants should use the drawing prompt: What do you love about the Library?

Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, September 30th. You can drop off the artwork at the front desk at OWL or mail it to us at Oliver Wolcott Library, P.O. Box 187, Litchfield, CT 06759.

One submission per child, please. Be sure to include the entrant’s first name, age, and a caption for the drawing (i.e. What is it depicting?). 

 

 

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]