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  • Welcome to the New Fairfield Library

    Your library card allows you to check out books, magazines, DVDs, Blu-rays, music CDs, ebooks and eaudiobooks, books on CD, Playaway devices and large print books. You can access Online Resources such as Consumer Reports and legal music downloads. Visit the library for children's and adult programs, newspapers, reference help, or local history information. Other services include color and B&W copiers, scanners, FAX machine, interlibrary loan services and Internet workstations. From home, you can access the catalog, your account and multiple databases. Cardholders have statewide privileges allowing you to borrow materials from any public library and return them at any public library.
  • Little Red Schoolhouse 07-16-2017 The Little Red Schoolhouse will be open on Sunday July, 16, 2017 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m, 1 Brush Hill Rd. New Fairfield, CT. Volunteers will be on hand to explain the history and significance of the one-room school house and how it served the town's children until 1941. This is the only remaining school house from the original seven that were used in New Fairfield, the rest were either torn down, moved to another location or turned into residences. Please join us and discover how the children of New Fairfield learned their lessons!Entrance is fee and refreshments will be served.
    Posted Jul 14, 2017, 8:50 AM by NF Library
  • Town Tribune Library Column 07-06-2017 July 6, 2017 Town Tribune Library Column Summer Reading Program   Museum Passes    It’s officially summer and everyone is looking for something to do.  The library has passes for either free or discounted rates to about seventeen points of interest throughout the state.  Check our website for a complete listing or call/stop in to see what’s available.  Passes go out for three days and can’t be reserved or renewed.  There is something for everyone’s interest! Summer Reading Program    The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library is in full swing! To date, we have about 150 children enrolled in the Birth to Fifth Grade program and approximately 50 in the Sixth to Twelfth ...
    Posted Jul 3, 2017, 1:02 PM by NF Library
  • Summer Reading Program    Help prevent the summer slide! School will be out in a few days but learning should never stop where all of us are concerned.  Did you know that children who read over the summer score 35-40% higher on achievement tests than children who don’t read?  For those students who don’t read, it takes until November to catch up to where they left off in June. The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library begins Monday, June 26th and runs to Friday, August 4th.  There are two programs from which to choose.  The first is for children from Birth through Fifth Grade.  Children do not need to know how to read in order ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:10 AM by NF Library
  • Town Tribune Library Column -- June 29, 2017 Holiday Closing    The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th only.  We will be open our usual hours on Monday, July 3rd (10 am to 8 pm) and resume normal operating hours on Wednesday,  July 5th. Interlibrary Loans    The State of Connecticut is temporarily suspending deliveries of interlibrary loan materials from July 3-17.  Please bear this in mind when requesting items.  Technically, the revamped delivery system intends to deliver items in a more timely manner. We are recommending that if you need items quickly, check if a nearby library owns it and physically pick it up yourself until we can determine that the kinks have been worked out of the system.  Thank you for your ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:08 AM by NF Library
  • Library closed Tues. July 4th
    Posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:01 AM by NF Library
  • July and August Programs July and August 2017 Program guide
    Posted Jun 23, 2017, 7:27 AM by NF Library
  • Town Tribune Library Column 06-22-2017 Summer Reading Program    The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library will begin Monday, June 26th! Depending upon the age of the child, we have two programs from which to choose.  Birth to Fifth Grade requires reading library materials such as books, magazines, books on cd, Playaways, Bookflix or Launchpads for just one hour in order to receive a raffle ticket for prizes that change weekly.  In the Sixth through Twelfth Grade program, students read an entire library book, book on cd or Playaway in order to receive a raffle ticket for weekly prizes. All personal books may be listed on the Governor’s Reading Challenge log and attached to the library log and sent in ...
    Posted Jun 21, 2017, 3:15 PM by NF Library
  • Review of The Midnight House by Christopher Muir The Midnight HouseThis fictional, mystery thriller, was written by New York Times best-selling author Alex Berenson. In the book, multiple members of a ten-person interrogation team start turning up dead from unnatural causes. It is up to agent John Wells to solve what is happening and unravel the conspiracy. In the end, unexpected perpetrators are revealed to have orchestrated these ominous events. The Midnight House is a fascinating novel filled with many twists, turns and dead ends. I strongly recommend this complex book for someone who likes suspenseful stories with strong details. The author truly does an excellent job writing from the point of view (POV) for each character.
    Posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:35 AM by NF Programmer
  • Review of War and Peace by Christopher Muir Chris Muir5/23/17War and Peace The book War and Peace was a masterpiece of literature written by legendary author Leo Tolstoy. The book is about five different families (the Bezuhovs, Dolkonskys, Rostovs, Kuragins, and Drubetskoys) as they try to survive Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia during the year of 1812. War and Peace describes this violent and chaotic era in history with great detail. Tolstoy also expertly describes the several dozen characters that appear in this story, giving each of them their own personalities, strengths, and weaknesses. One problem with this book is that Tolstoy spent too much time on description, rather than continuing the plot. I would ultimately refer this novel to someone with a ...
    Posted May 23, 2017, 10:09 AM by NF Programmer
  • What's new in our catalog? New books, DVDs, audiobooks and more
    Posted May 17, 2017, 12:41 PM by NF Library
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