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Calling All Young Artists - We need you!

Children & Teen Art Contest

July 18 - August 22

Do you know a child or teen who loves to draw 
AND loves the Oliver Wolcott Library?

At OWL, throughout the year, we send thank you cards to show our gratitude to volunteers and donors. We want to make those cards even more special with designs made by young artists in our community. 

We are asking for submissions from children/teens of all ages through high school to create an image depicting what OWL means to them! We will select a handful of designs which will be printed onto the thank you note cards that we will send our donors, volunteers and anyone else we want to express gratitude to this year!

To participate: 

* All participants should create their masterpiece on a blank, white, 3x5” index card using magic markers.
* Use your own supplies or visit OWL to find them on the craft table in the children's room
* Be sure to include the entrant’s first name, age, and a caption or title for their work.

Entrants should use the drawing prompt: What does the library mean to you?

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, August 12th. 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/teen, please. Please note, while we will likely receive many submissions, only some will be selected and used. We will not be returning the artwork that is submitted.

We are so excited to see all of your fabulous artwork!

Questions? Email Director of Youth Services Patricia Moore at [email protected] or Communications Specialist Lauren Marano at [email protected].



Kindergarten Social

For All Incoming Kindergarteners!

Friday, August 26 - After Center School's Kindergarten Orientation

Join Mrs. Tricia and Ms. Betts, Center School's new School Media Specialist for stories, songs and crafts to get your child excited about Kindergarten. 






September Storytimes

For All Ages!

Wednesday, Thursday, and every Saturday at 10:30 AM

Sibling groups welcome! Come when it's convenient for you regardless of your little one's age.

Join Mrs. Tricia for a classic library storytime--books, songs, bubbles, and more! Come once, twice, or all three days for early literacy skills, social connections, and fun!






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 pmoore[at] 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 owlibrary[at] 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 owlibrary[at]