CFLC Library Monthly Newsletter



Happy New Year!

This month the CFLC newsletter focus is about goal setting and motivation as we wrap-up the holiday season and head into the coldest months of the year. Children (and adults) of all ages can struggle with the "winter blues" so this month's newsletter offers resources to help children feel more successful and happy.

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.

For weekly hours, parenting articles, book information, and community updates, please consider following the CFLC Resource Library on social media. Links to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are at the bottom of this newsletter.

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)

December: Generosity & Giving/Two Hearts Pregnancy Center

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.
How to Help Your Child Get Motivated in School
How to Change Negative Thinking Patterns

CFLC Librarian Favorite Book Pic for JANUARY!

The Snowmen series by Caralyn Buehner/pictures by Mark Bruhner

Check Out Our CFLC Resources for Caregivers and Children!

Winter Family Fun Packs!

Chase away the winter blues by borrowing one of our many Winter Family Fun Packs! Each themed pack contains at least two children's books, DVD, board game, puzzle, pack of playing cards, and popcorn.

The best part is that for each pack your family borrows during the months of January and February, you will be entered into a raffle to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Apple Cinemas!

Winter Family Fun Pack Themes Include:

Wild about Dogs!

Cars, Trucks, and More!

Olivia and the Candy Land!

Author Keven Henkes Fun!

All About Feelings!

Bilingual Fun!

and more.....

Please follow the CFLC Resource Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for up to date weekly hours, community updates, and parenting resources!

Social Media links are below at the bottom of the newsletter


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!