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Special Storytimes for Preschoolers 

Grades K - 3  

Grades 4-6 Workshops

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Craftastic Fridays
For All Ages

Every Friday the Oliver Wolcott Library will have a fun, new craft suitable for kids of all ages! Bring your child to the Children’s Library at any time throughout the day, so they can create their very own masterpiece to take home!

 

 


Storytime

 

Bouncing Babies: Birth - 24 months
Tuesdays 10:30 AM


November 5 through December 17


* No storytimes Nov.26 or 28

 

Join Dr. Caroline for Bouncing Babies! Enjoy concept and rhyming books, learn finger plays, and meet other families in this interactive program. Your child will form a bond with you, develop listening skills, and begin vocabulary development.

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

 


 

Preschool Storytime: 2 - 5 year olds 
Thursdays 10:30 AM 
November 7 through December 19th

* No storytimes Nov. 26 or 28

 

 

Join Miss Kathy for Preschool Storytime! Enjoy new and classic picture books, learn movement activities, and build pre-literacy skills such as phonological awareness and comprehension. Stories will be read that encourage participation and comment.

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

 

 


 

Letters are Characters

A playful pre-reading program for 
children ages 4 -7 & caregivers

Wednesdays 10:30 AM 
November 6 through December 11

 

 

Parents/caregivers are children’s first teachers and play a critical role in literacy. During this fun and interactive program with Dr. Caroline, we’ll study how children learn to read, as well as how to provide effective, evidence-based support and instruction to create enriching, lifelong reading habits. Your children will acquire pre-reading skills through story and hands on, multi-sensory play that will enable them to begin to break the phonemic code, an essential stepping stone in learning to read. 

Drop-in. No registration necessary.

* No meeting Nov. 27

  


 Special Storytimes for Preschoolers

 

DINOvember
Friday,November 15 
For ages 3 to 5 

10:30 - 11:45 AM

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Dinosaurs ruled the earth for almost 180 million years! Lucky for us at OWL they also rule for the month of November. Make sure you join us for a dinosaur themed story time where we will sing and dance to songs, listen to stories, and even create a dinosaur craft to bring home. Grab your paleontologist tools and head on over to this story time before it becomes extinct! 

Registration required.

 

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New Year's Eve Storytime
Tuesday, December 31
For ages 3 to 8

11:00 - 12:00 PM

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, 4, 3, 2, 1 Happy New Year! Join Miss Kathy and Dr. Caroline for a very special New Year’s Eve Storytime. We will read books, sing songs, do some fun activities, and create a craft to help ring in the new year. Then at 11:59 we will count down to the “New Year” at noon and celebrate the beginning of 2020!

 Registration required. 

 


 For Grades K - 3

 

 

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Bird Feeder Workshop

Friday, November 15 
For Grades K - 3

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Spend an afternoon at OWL helping birds and making a fun craft! We will be using recycled materials to make a custom bird feeder that you can hang outside your house. We will follow simple step-by-step instructions to make and decorate the feeders and then fill them with bird seeds so they are ready to be enjoyed right away!

Registration required.

 

  

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Ornament Workshop

Friday, December 6
For Grades K - 3

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Stop by OWL to make some winter and holiday themed ornaments with Miss Kathy. We will follow simple step-by-step instructions to make a variety of ornaments that are perfect to gift to a neighbor or teacher, hang on your Christmas Tree, display on a window, or anywhere else you choose.

Registration required.

 

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1/2 Day Animals Explorer's Club:
Not-So-Cuddly with White Memorial Conservation Center

Wednesday, December 11
For Grades K - 3
1:30 - 2:30 PM
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Learn how to be a hero to some of nature’s most unhuggable creatures!

This hands-on educational program will teach your children how to be heroes to creatures that often get overlooked or mistreated because of their unhuggable appearance. After meeting a live turtle and snake up close, children will learn how to safely help turtles cross the road, how to be good stewards of the environment, and how to advocate for all of “Nature’s Not-So-Cuddly.”

The White Memorial Conservation Center provides year-round environmental education programs for children that inspire understanding, appreciation, and respect for the natural world. This 1/2 Day Animal Explorer’s Club is one that you will not want to miss!

Registration required.

Generously sponsored by Litchfield Education Foundation

 

 

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Holiday Storytime

Monday, December 16
For Grades K - 3

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Come dressed in costume and join us for a special Halloween themed storytime and craft program! Miss Kathy will read some of her favorite Halloween stories, and then we will make our very own stuffed cat, spider, or pumpkin to take home.

Registration required.

 


 

For Grades 4-6

 

 

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Mason Jar Snow Globes

Friday, December 20
For Grades 4-6

3:30 - 4:15 PM

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Bring a little bit of winter cheer inside by creating your very own Mason Jar Snow Globe at OWL. Miss Kathy will provide simple step-by-step instructions to help create a custom snow globe perfect for any room in the house or as a holiday gift! All materials will be provided.

Registration required. 

 

 


 

 

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Join us as we enter the enchanted and magical world of The Nutcracker. The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s special guest, Humphrey Rolleston, will read The Nutcracker by Alison Jay and WSO violinist Cyrus Stevens will bring the story to life with his playing. Afterward, Cyrus will answer questions and even let you play the instrument!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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