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Itty Bitty Hartford



Itty Bitty Hartford is a 3,000 SF play-and-learn destination

A space for young children located within Hartford Public Library’s central branch, Itty Bitty Hartford supports children’s early learning and growth and is conceived as a distilled and stylized miniature Hartford. We drew insiration from the cultural diversity and historic architecture of the city. Open ended and non-linear, there is no “right way” to play and explore. We used large existing light monitors that interrupt the 9’ ceiling heights to create loft space and differentiate venue façade scale. Visitors can read a story in Mark Twain’s library, visit a corner store to sort and weigh groceries, or draw a portrait in the museum.