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Teen Programs

Teen Book Talks & Drop-In Crafts at LMS/LHS!

Join the fun!

Tuesdays During Lunch/Advisory Block in the LMS/LHS Library: 
March 7, 14, 21 & 28


Join Ms. Moore for book talks about new teen titles—immediately available for checkout—and a weekly drop-in craft. We know how difficult it can be for teens to get to OWL, so let us come to you!




Be A Nutmeg Reader!

Grades 7 - 12

Now through April 30

How many Nutmeg Nominees can YOU read this March and April? 1, 2, 3, or all 10? For each nominee you read in your level—Elementary, Intermediate, Middle School, or High School—have a quick conversation with Mrs. Tricia about the book, either in-person, over the phone, or via email and you will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to Hickory Stick OR a Kindle Fire—reader’s choice! Enter up to 10 times depending on how many Nutmeg nominees you read between now and April 30!

About the Nutmeg Book Award:
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2 to 12 to read quality literature and have students choose (by voting) their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. All titles were selected by a committee of public and school librarians.  

There are ten books selected for each grade level division: Elementary (grades 2-3); Intermediate (grades 4-6); Middle School (grades 7-8); and High School (grades 9-12).

How to Participate:
Children and teens are encouraged to read as many selections in their grade level. We have multiple physical copies available here at OWL – and—many of the titles are also available as e-book or e-audio through our Libby app.   

We also strongly encourage families to read books together! Sharing books is a great way to talk about issues and share your values with your child or teen. 

How to Vote:
Throughout the month of April, cast your vote for the book you want to see as this year’s Nutmeg Book Award Winner!  In the children’s room we will have a small voting booth for you to privately cast your ballot. Each child or teen may vote only once and voting ends April 30. 

Winner Announced:
The Nutmeg Committee is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) and they will announce the Reader’s Choice Nutmeg Winner on or about May 15.  

Click here for a list of 2023 Middle School (Grades 7-8) Nutmeg Nominees.

Click here for a list of 2023 High School (Grades 9-12) Nutmeg Nominees.

We also have bookmarks listing all the Nutmeg Nominees by grade levels available at the library in the YA area.



OWL's YA & Children's 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.





Teen E-List

Join our E-List for Teens to keep updated on our current program offerings! Click here to sign up

Catch the bus to OWL
Need to take the bus to OWL for a program? Bus service is available for Litchfield Public School Students. If your child or teen needs a ride to OWL from the Litchfield Public Schools, notify the school in writing at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Too busy with sports and afterschool activities to make it to OWL, with weekly drop-in crafts at the LMS/LHS Media Center we bring the programs to you!

Materials for Teens
OWL’s teen collection is stocked with new and popular fiction, timely nonfiction created especially for teens, audiobooks, e-content, and an extensive graphic novel collection. Search our catalog here.


Teen Staff Reading Recommendations
For Young Adult Recommended Reading from our Young Adult Librarian, Patricia Moore (aka Mrs. Tricia), click here.

Other questions on Teen Reading, Events or Programs?
Email Patricia Moore at [email protected]