CFLC Library Monthly Newsletter



Happy December!

This month the CFLC newsletter focus is about teaching children generosity and giving to others during our December holiday season and beyond. The parenting articles and featured materials focus on teaching generosity and teaching the importance of helping others. Look in the community postings section below for volunteering opportunities.

We are also highlighting our community partner, Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center. Learn more about how Two Hearts supports our community and how you can help!

As always, please look through the current community events at the bottom of this newsletter as well as previous CFLC newsletters found in the following section.

Happy Holidays!

The Community Family Learning Center Resource Library

The Community Family Learning Center (CFLC) is a community family outreach resource library through the Torrington Public Schools designed to support parent/caregivers and educators in early childhood .

Previous CFLC Newsletters (click on the picture to view past newsletters)

November: Thanksgiving/Gratitude & Being Thankful

October: ADHD & Executive Functioning

September: Food Insecurities / Friendly Hands Food Bank

August: Back to School / Torrington Public Schools

July: Summer Activities / Torrington Library

June: Coping with School Tragedies / Center for Youth & Families

May: CFLC Launches Smore Monthly Newsletter / KidsPlay


Check BELOW each month for updated parenting articles and videos on a variety of helpful topics.
Pop quiz on the science of generosity
How to do Family Volunteering

CFLC Librarian Favorite Book Pic for DECEMBER!

Boxes for Katje Trailer

Check Out Our CFLC Resources for Caregivers and Children!


Learn about our Torrington community partners in this section. Our partners support children and families in and around Torrington.

Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center

Two Hearts Pregnancy Center is a Torrington based community organization dedicated to supporting mothers who are encountering difficult economic situations while raising babies and young children.

Two Hearts is non-profit organization and offers a variety of services to mothers and their families which includes but is not limited to:

Educational Information

Adoption Information

Baby Clothes and Baby Products

Referral to childbirth prep classes

Social service referrals

Emotional support

Referrals to other community agencies

For more information or to learn how you can help, see the flyer below and/or contact:

Two Hearts Pregnancy Center

116 Grove Street

Torrington, CT 06790

Ph: 860-482-0672


Tuesdays 10am-2pm

Thursdays 10am-2pm

Saturdays 10am-2pm

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CFLC Resource Library Catalog

Search our library catalog for parenting and children's book titles as well as kits and educational games


Check BELOW each month for an update of Torrington Public School and Community Family Learning Center programs and/or Torrington community programs and events
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CFLC Resource Library Hours

Please Note: Hours are subject change so check back on this site for current hours before visiting. Back Door of KidsPlay is off of Water Street, in back parking lot of KidsPlay.

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Meet the Community Family Learning Center Librarians

Paula Gajewski

CFLC Coordinator, Educator, & Resource Librarian

Paula has worked for Torrington Public Schools since 2011 as an educator, coordinator, and librarian for the Community Family Learning Center located at KidsPlay Children's Museum. Paula loves to read and loves to help families find books and resources that will be helpful to them. Prior to working for TPS, Paula was a K & 1 classroom teacher and Literacy Specialist. Currently Paula works with incoming kindergarten children and families for Torrington Public Schools by connecting families to the schools and community providers. She supports the kindergarten registration process by coordinating programs such as the Kindergarten Fair, Meet & Greet at KidsPlay and more! Please feel free to contact Paula with any questions or for educational support.

Meet the Community Family Learning Center Librarians

Kristin Ercoli

CFLC Library Services Specialist

Kristin is a resident of Torrington, and is excited to join the CFLC team! She has five children, four that are currently enrolled in Torrington public schools. She is an avid reader. Before being a mom, she enjoyed the time she spent working in bookstores. She just started learning Spanish in hopes to soon communicate better with more families in the community.

Community Family Learning Center Resource Library

The CFLC Resource Library is a Torrington Public School Community Outreach Project in collaboration with KidsPlay Children's Museum

Located at KidsPlay Children's Museum (up the back steps)

61 Main Street

Torrington, CT 06790

Click on the picture to see a video of the CFLC Resource Library!