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A OWL Reader Club - Pete the Cat Edition


The OWL Reader Club is designed for children preschool to grade 3. Reading is one of the most important skills to lead to success in school and life. By making reading a positive, rewarding and worthwhile endeavor, a life-time learning experience is developed. 

As a member of the OWL Reader Club, your child can help Pete the Cat get dressed for Winter! He needs buttons, shoes, mittens, hats, sunglasses and more.

Each time your child visits the library and checks out at least one book, they will receive a sticker to add to Pete the Cat to help him stay warm this winter. Help us get him dressed by February 29. Join today! To learn more and to register, stop by the front desk.



Page Turner's Club
Mondays - January 4 - February 8*
3:30 - 4:40 p.m.
Grades 4 - 6
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Get your 20-minute independent reading assignment finished at OWL! You’ll receive a complimentary paperback of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein. Each week Mrs. Shaia will lead discussions, read passages aloud, and have you solve puzzle challenges. Please register online and notify Litchfield Intermediate School in writing by December 23 at the latest if you want your child to ride the bus from school to the library. Registration is required. *No meeting January 18th. 



Milk & Cookies
Fridays - January 8 - February 5
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
Grades K - 6
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Listen to a side-splitting story written by Newbery medalist Neil Gaiman while you enjoy a winter snack.* Fortunately, the Milk is the adventure of what happens when Dad goes out to get milk for the morning meal. His two children wait…and wait…and wait…and when Dad finally gets back he tells them an epic tale that involves aliens, pirates, wumpires (whatever those are) and ponies. 

Each child will receive a complimentary paperback copy of the book, a chocolate chip cookie scented bookmark and a Smart Cookie book bag. Registration is required so Mrs. Shaia knows how many books to purchase. She will read the following sections (if there is a snow date, try to read the section with your family so we can finish the book together): 


January 8:     pages 1-15
January 15:   pages 16-38
January 22:   pages 39-62
January 29:   pages 63-89
February 5:   pages 90-113



*Please note that the milk will be 2% and the cookies provided will be peanut-free. Also, please register online and notify Center or  Intermediate School in writing by December 23 at the latest if you want your child to ride the bus from school to the library. 



Billy Miller Club
Friday's  -  March 4 - April 8*
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Grades K - 3
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Join the Billy Miller Club and receive a complimentary paperback of The Year of Billy Miller by Center School favorite author Kevin Henkes. Each week Mrs. Shaia will read an excerpt from the novel and we will do fun activities and games just like Billy Miller, Ned, Sal, and even Emma Sparks do throughout the story. We will do Chinese New Year games, create a diorama, make a “found art” sculpture and write poetry. If you’re feeling brave, like Billy, you can even read your poem using the microphone! Registration is required so Mrs. Shaia knows how many books to purchase. Please register online and notify Litchfield Center School in writing by February 19 at the latest if you want your child to ride the bus from school to the library. *No meeting on Good Friday, March 25



1/2 Day Sequel Party
Wednesday, April 13
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Grades K - 3
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Celebrate the next title in the Center School Book Club series. Find out what happens when the Bucket family ends up hurtling into space in Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator with Mr. Willy Wonka. Play activities and games based on the series. Listen to Mrs. Shaia read the first chapter, and then receive a complimentary paperback you can read over April vacation. Registration is required. Please register online and notify Litchfield Center School in writing by March 30 at the latest if you want your child to ride the bus from school to the library. 
 


 

Preschool Events 
  

Spring Fling Party
Friday, March 18
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
For Ages 2-5
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Each It’s time to think about flowers blooming, birds chirping, and sun shining! Come dressed in your favorite outfit and listen to stories filled with rabbits, ducks, and birds. There will be plenty of craft stations to bring in the new season! Registration is required.
 



Outreach Storytimes for Preschoolers

Each month, Mrs. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, will be bringing her suitcase of storytime themes to Litchfield Headstart, Room to Grow, School on the Green, and the 3-year and 4-year old classes at Litchfield Center School. Each program is unique, supports the preschool curriculum, and includes new and classic picture books, flannel board stories, fingerplays, musical instruments, puppets and a themed craft. PLUS, Mrs. Shaia brings books from OWL’s extensive collection for the schools to borrow each month!
 

 

 

 

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