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Take the First Selectman's Challenge

Harwinton's First Selectman challenges kids to read at least 4 books this summer.  Those who complete the challenge will be invited to join us for a Pizza Party after our Wednesday, August 16th visit from children's book author Suzie Kline.  You will receive a free Readers Are Leaders T-shirt and be entered into a drawing to become First Selectman for a Day.  Please register by July 21st.Have You Met the Challenge?

Download a registration form here.

 

TumbleBooks is now available on your tablet or smartphone! 

Download the free app for Apple iOS or Android to your mobile device and log in with your library card number.  Once you’ve logged in the first time, the TumbleBooks library of over 1,100 eBooks will be available with just one click of the TumbleBooks icon.  Take TumbleBooks everywhere!

 

Download the app here:        

 

Thank you, Harwinton Library Friends, for sponsoring our subscription to TumbleBooks!

 

 

Elementary Nominees List    Grades 2-4

Intermediate Nominees List    Grades 4-6

Teen Nominees List    Grades 7-8 High School Nominees List    Grades 9-12

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  CHECK OUT the Library’s new collection of Playaway Launchpad Tablets!  These sturdy hand-held tablets come preloaded with 10 or more different fun and educational apps.  There’s no Internet connection needed; the Launchpad is self-contained and 100% secure.  You can use the Launchpads in our library, or check them out to use at home.  Each Launchpad tablet comes in its own case with a charger and includes a headphone jack.  Just turn it on and let the games – and learning – begin!  Our Playaway Launchpads were purchased with a generous grant from the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation; Thank You!

 

New in our Children’s Area:

 

We’ve added a second AWE Early Literacy Computer!

Less waiting and more learning, courtesy of a generous grant from the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation and the Miriam Mason Cable Trust FundThank you!

 

 

         

 


A fantastic selection of children's books are just a click away!  TumbleBooks has fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels and foreign language books.  Read as eBooks, have them read aloud to you, or explore related games and puzzles.  You can use TumbleBooks in the library, or log in from home with your library card.  No special software required.

Thank you to the Harwinton Library Friends for sponsoring our subscription to TumbleBooks!

 

 

Learn more about our great state while you explore this fun
and informative site for kids.

 

         

Dozens of fun and educational games for children featuring familiar characters from their favorite PBS shows.   A new problem every night, plus lots of fun and wacky activities to help you explore math concepts.  Take 5 minutes a day to make math part of your bedtime routine.
 

 

Search Engines for Kids

 

  • Ask for Kids - Similar to the adult version of Ask.com.  Lets you search using plain English.  Database is not very large, but it tries to enhance visitors' chances of a successful search by providing matches from meta-search partners.

  • KidsClick! -- Young surfers can search by keyword or browse through categories.  Roughly designed in Dewey style without the Dewey decimal numbers, each site contains a synopsis, reading level, and a numerical count of illustrations.

  • OneKey -- This "kid safe search engine" filters out sites that do not meet U.S. Network TV Standards for decency.  More than 500 categories provide hours of safe surfing.  

 

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