Harwinton Library Friends


Next Library Friends Meeting Wed., August 14 @ 7 pm 

New members always welcome!




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 Who Are the Friends?
The Harwinton  Library Friends was incorporated on December 23, 1981.  It is a service organization comprised of local area residents whose purpose is to stimulate increased awareness of Library programs and use of the Library, plus give financial support and assist the Library staff.

What Do the Friends Do? 
Our principal fund raising efforts are the annual Book, Plant and Bake Sale (held the third weekend in May) and the Open House/Holiday Craft Sale (held the first Saturday in December through December 23rd).   The Friends  provide the means to purchase discount passes to area museums and attractions (see listing below).


When and Where do the Friends Meet?
The Friends meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Harwinton Public Library. Meetings are informal discussions of ways to support the library.  Even if you can't attend meetings, you can still assist the Friends! Anyone interested in the welfare of the Harwinton Public Library can become a Friend.  Being a member of the Friends is a good way to have fun while supporting the Library.  Please call or email us for more info. 


Email the Harwinton Library Friends

Monthly Summer Book Sales!

Saturdays -- 10 AM to Noon 

 June 15thJuly 20thAugust 17thSeptember 21st



Harwinton 250th Commemorative Quilt

Designed by: Susan H.F. Stephenson and Kathleen Schenkle. Quilted by: Patricia Green, Dorothy Hutchings, Anne Kirchofer, Tekla Krause, Elaine Sederquist, and Susan H.F. Stephenson. Appliqué squares done by (from left to right) : Ethel Melius (Founder's Congregational Church, 1973); Barbara Valenti (The Skinner House, circa 1840); Dorothy Hutchings (Old Town Hall, 1915); Elaine Sederquist (Delay Farm, circa 1840); Susan H.F. Stephenson (250th Medallion); Janice Ginsberg (The Barn Museum, 1973); Susan H.F. Stephenson (The Academy, 1820); Margaret Arigoni (Mr. Raymond Bentley's House, 1935); Alison Ferber (United Church of Christ Congregational, 1950); Patricia Green (T.A. Hungerford Memorial Library, 1909); Joy O'Meara (Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1966).




Tumblebooks!A collection of animated, talking picture books which introduce children to the joys of reading.  Also includes graphic novels and math stories!  The Tumblebook Library can be accessed from the Kid's Page.

Sponsored by the Harwinton Library Friends.





Our passes are purchased annually by the Harwinton Library Friends, and the cost to the library remains the same whether they sit in our drawer or are used every day.  Any registered Harwinton Public Library patron over the age of 18 whose membership is in good standing for a minimum of one month may borrow a pass.  A statement must be signed by the borrower agreeing to assume responsibility for the pass.  Circulation periods are limited to two (2) days.  We will be happy to place a hold on passes that are out, and reserve passes that are available up to two (2) business days. A brochure explaining the museum pass program is available at the front desk.     PLEASE NOTE:  Passes may be checked out for 48 hours. 


A $20 deposit for each pass is required and will be refunded when the pass is returned.   A late fee of $2 per day is charged for each late pass.


 Please contact each museum directly for current hours of operation.

As of August 20, 2018 we are pleased to offer the following passes: 


 Flamig Farm (West Simsbury) - Four free admissions.  SEASONAL: Open April - November. 

 Maritime Aquarium  (Norwalk)  -- $2.00 off combination tickets for up to 6 people (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX

 CT State Parks & Forests Day Pass --  Valid only at CT State Park & Forest recreation areas.  NEW THIS YEAR -- all CT registered vehicles will be allowed in without a fee.  The pass will be used to waive admission fees only at: Dinosaur State, Gillette Castle, and Fort Trumbull State Park.  See pass for more details.

 Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport) --  $5.00 ADMISSION PER PERSON, MAXIMUM 6 GUESTS.

  Connecticut Science Center (Hartford) -- Discount coupons for up to 4 people available at our  front desk.  EXP.  Feb. 28, 2020.

  Imagine Nation Children's Museum    DISCONTINUED

  Mystic Aquarium --   Save $4.00 off admission for up to four people.  

 Mystic Seaport -- DISCONTINUED

New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain) -- Admits four people (no age restriction).  One adult must accompany children under 16.

 Connecticut's Old State House (Hartford) -- Free admission (up to 2 adults and 4 children.)

 White Memorial Conservation Center Nature Museum  (Litchfield) -- Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

Wadsworth Atheneum  (Hartford) -- Restrictions apply.  Be sure to read the back of this pass!   FREE general admission for 2 adults & 2 children (6-17).

CT Historical Society Library & Museum (Hartford) -- Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children to the galleries only.   KidsPlay Children's Museum (Torrington) -- HALF-PRICE ADMISSION FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE.
  Yale Peabody Museum (New Haven) --  $6.00 admission for up to 4 people.  Please note: The fossil halls, including the Great Hall of Dinosaurs, will close on December 31, 2019.  

USS Constitution Museum -- (Charlestown, MA) -- Free admission for parties of 9 or fewer.

NEW!!    Florence Griswold Museum --  (Old Lyme) -- Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 into the museum.

  Basketball Hall of Fame -- DISCONTINUED




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