Come visit Ms. Jill at the Torrington Preschool Center's Open House located at 46 Evan's Street for a story time from 1:00-1:30. The Open House is from 1:00-3:00pm on Thursday, February 5th. Call for Laurie or Diane at the Torrington Preschool Center to RSVP for this event at 860.496.8677.
February 1st — 28th / Ages Pre-K through Grade 6
We need your help to fill up our gooey, cheesy pizza with delicious toppings! Here’s what we need from you:
· Read your favorite books from the Torrington Library this February!
· Keep a log of the title, author and number of pages in each book on the back of this sheet.
· Every so often bring your log to the library (we recommend visiting the library with your log after every 100 pages read).
· For every 100 pages read, you will receive a “pizza topping”. Write your name on the topping and stick it to our extra large pizza near the Main Desk. The goal is to fill the pizza with toppings by reading thousands of pages this winter!
· Turn in your completed log by February 28th.
Whoever has the most “pizza toppings” will win a Pizza Party with Miss Jill and Miss Jeni! The Pizza Party will be on a day convenient for the winner, Miss Jill and Miss Jeni. The winner can bring three guests to their special Pizza Party!
Print a reading log by clicking here, or visit the Torrington Library!
All participants must read age appropriate books from the Torrington Library collection.
We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! We will also have popcorn and beverages available! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant! We encourage you to bring friends along and have night-on-the town!
February's movie is Maleficent on Thursday, February 5th at 6:00pm!
Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, Henry's son Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday.
This movie gets 5 out 5 stars by Torrington Library team members! It's a must see!
To register call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com Running Time: 1 Hours and 37 Minutes. Rated PG.
This is a 6 week program and you can sign your child up for ONE of the following:
Wednesdays from 11:30-12:00
(October 1st - November 5th)
Saturdays from 10:30-11:00
(October 4th - November 8th)
Help prepare your child for school by joining us for this story time session! We read stories, sing songs, and make fun crafts!
Join us on Thursday, August 28th as we celebrate the end of summer on the front lawn of the library!
We’ll have live music, kid’s events, ice cream and much more! This is a drop-in event and no registration is necessary! It's perfect for the whole family!
Join Miss Jill, Miss Jeni, and Miss Jessica as we prep the young'ens for the Vintage Baseball Game held at Fuessenich Park on Sunday, August 3rd at 5:00pm
Presented by the Torrington Historical Society; Torrington Parks and Rec; and Torrington Municipal Historian, Ken Buckbee!
From 5:00-6:00pm the Library team will:
--Read about some pesky bats at the baseball field!
--Hold a wiffle ball toss, a three legged race, and pin the ball on
-- Have a "ball" with some crafty baseball activities!
Library activities recommended for ages 3 and up! All Library activities are free with the admission to the game!
To learn more about this family-friendly event, please click, "read more" below!
June 19th from 6:30-7:00pm
Children ages 3-6
Registration has begun
Feel free to wear your jammies and bring along a stuffed animal friend. There will be stories, a craft, and a game!
Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off with the Torrington Titans event happening Friday, May 30th from 4:00-5:30pm at Fuessenich Park!
Hear a cool story, play ball with the Titans, and register EARLY for summer reading! If it rains, the event will be held at the Armory.
This program is for kids and teens up to age 17!
Parents must accompany children.
Register today by calling the library at 860-489-6684
Time Travel Series: 1940's
Friday, April 11th at 4:30
For children ages 6-10
Come see your favorite librarians dressed up as Groucho Marx. A few of our Game Show Trivia includes: Superheroes, Animals, and Songs
Registration has begun, call 860.489.6684 or e-mail Ms. Jill
Thursday, April 10th at 11:00am
Registration begins March 17th
Hop around the program room and join us for an Easter egg-stravaganza which includes an Easter egg hunt, crafts, and stories!
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.