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Town Tribune Library Column -- June 20, 2019

posted by NF Library

Summer Reading Program

   This year the Library will have summer reading programs for the children and the adults in our community!  After all, why should the kids have all the fun?! The programs will run from June 24th to August 2nd.  The only requirement is that the participants check out library products.  Items from home do not count.  In the Children’s Library, we will have high school volunteers available to register the Birth to Fifth Grade children in the program. These children need to read one hour in order to receive a raffle ticket. Since the Sixth through Twelfth Grade students are older, they will register at the Children’s Circulation Desk and read a book to receive a raffle ticket.  All the adults have to do is read a book and they will receive a raffle ticket at the Adult Circulation Desk. Prizes change weekly in order to make this program interesting for all the participants.  Call 312.5682 or 312.5679 for more information. We should all make time for a little relaxation reading this summer. What’s even better is that it’s free when you use the Library!   

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the library and take some time for yourself to work on knitting, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking or whatever interests you.  Meet other crafters and join in the camaraderie.  No registration is required. 

   Children’s Programs

   Drop-In Craft, Saturdays in June, 11 am to 4 pm.  Children of all ages are invited to stop in and enjoy a craft!

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement for children ages 12-23 months with Ms. Janet.  Online registration is required.                                                                                                                         

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts for children ages 24-35 months with Ms. Janet.  Online registration is required.

   More Stories Please, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Children ages three to five may join Ms. Heather for stories and crafts.  Online registration is required.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30 am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn.  No registration is required.

Summer Reading Program Begins June 24th!

   Aliens, Monday, June 24, 1-2 pm.  This Summer Reading Kick-off program for ages five to twelve is presented by Sciencetellers. Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects.  It’s totally out of this world!  Online registration opened June 10.                                                               

 

 

362 New Freading titles (eBooks)

posted by NF Library   [ updated ]

Town Tribune Library Column -- June 13, 2019

posted Jun 10, 2019, 2:49 PM by NF Library

Summer Reading is Almost Here!

   School isn’t quite out for the summer yet but we have been planning for our Summer Reading Program for quite some time now.  Don’t let the summer slide take over!  Our program that runs from June 24 to August 2nd is very easy and even non-readers may participate.  We have two programs:  Birth through 5th Grade and 6th through 12th Grades.  The children in the younger group may read or be read to for one hour and then get rewarded with a raffle ticket toward a table full of prizes that change weekly.  The older group just needs to read a book for a ticket toward prizes and, yes, skinny books are no problem as long as they are an appropriate reading level for that student.

Summer Reading Donations!

   Speaking of prizes…even though the Friends of the Library generously subsidize this yearly program, we can always use more prizes as an incentive to promote reading.  We would be greatly appreciative if anyone would like to donate new items or gift cards for the weekly drawings.  Please stop by the Children’s Library or call 312.5682 for more information.

High School Volunteers Needed

   In order for us to have a Summer Reading Program, we need high school students to volunteer and run the Reading Desk.  You don’t have to read to anyone if that’s a concern.  Taking information down correctly for a reading log, filing in alphabetical order and smiling at children are the main requirements.  One hour of training is required and students are given community service hours. Our last training session is June 14th. Check our website for the online application or call 312-5682 for more information.

Community Service Club

  Thank you to the very generous and supportive members of the Community Service Club for their donation to the Library.  These funds will be used to purchase a Cricut Machine.  We sincerely appreciate all you do for us!  

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the library and take some time for yourself to work on knitting, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking or whatever interests you.  Meet other crafters and join in the camaraderie.  No registration is required. 

   Friends of the Library Meeting, Thursday, June 13th, 10 am.  Have you ever thought about volunteering at the Library?  This group meets the second Thursday of each month and always welcomes new members! 

   Genealogy, Weds., June 19th, 6:45-7:30 pm.  Karen Keeler is available to assist with your Ancestry search.  Online registration opened May 30th.

Children’s Programs

   Drop-In Craft, Saturdays in June, 11 am to 4 pm.  Children of all ages are invited to stop in and enjoy a craft!

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement for children ages 12-23 months with Ms. Janet.  Online registration opened May 21.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts for children ages 24-35 months with Ms. Janet.  Online registration opened May 22.

   More Stories Please, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Children ages three to five may join Ms. Heather for stories and crafts.  Online registration is required.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30 am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn.  No registration is required.

Summer Reading Program Begins June 24th!

   Aliens, Monday, June 24, 1-2 pm.  This Summer Reading Kick-off program for ages five to twelve is presented by Sciencetellers. Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects.  It’s totally out of this world!  Online registration opened June 10.                                                               

 

Town Tribune Library Column -- June 6, 2019

posted Jun 5, 2019, 9:06 AM by NF Library

High School Volunteers Needed

   If it’s really hot outside, what better way is there to keep cool than by volunteering at the Library! Everyone in high school needs community service hours to graduate and they may be earned right here by helping us out with our summer reading program.  The Birth through Fifth Grade and the Sixth through Twelfth Grade programs begin June 24th and ends on August 2nd.   Our Birth through Fifth Grade program is run strictly by volunteers.  We can’t do this without you! Can you input information to a paper reading log?  Can you alphabetize?  Can you smile?  Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of six hours over the course of the six weeks. Of course, giving even more of your time would be fantastic!  A one-hour training is mandatory.  Volunteers may select to attend one of the following dates: Tuesday, June 11, 3:30-4:30 pm; or Friday, June 14, 6:30-7:30 pm. Applications are available online through our website.  Call 312-5682 with any questions.

Adult Programs

   Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the library and take some time for yourself to work on knitting, crocheting, quilting, scrapbooking or whatever interests you.  Meet other crafters and join in the camaraderie.  No registration is required. 

   Friends of the Library Meeting, Thursday, June 13th, 10 am.  Have you ever thought about volunteering at the Library?  This group meets the second Thursday of each month and always welcomes new members! 

   Genealogy, Weds., June 19th, 6:45-7:30 pm.  Karen Keeler is available to assist with your Ancestry search.  Online registration opens May 30th.

Children’s Programs

   Drop-In Craft, Saturdays in June, 11 am to 4 pm.  Children of all ages are invited to stop in and enjoy a craft!

   Wee Ones, Mondays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and movement for children ages 12-23 months with Ms. Janet.  Online registration opened May 21.

   Tales for Twos, Tuesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Stories, music and crafts for children ages 24-35 months with Ms. Janet.  Online registration opened May 22.

   More Stories Please, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 am.  Children ages three to five may join Ms. Heather for stories and crafts.  Online registration is required.

   Music with Ms. Mel, Weds., June 12th, 10:30-11 am.  Children ages three to five are invited to join Ms. Mel for music and fun at the library!  Online registration opened May 29.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30 am.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn.  No registration is required.

Summer Reading Program Begins June 24th!

   Aliens, Monday, June 24, 1-2 pm.  This program for ages five to twelve is presented by Sciencetellers. During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky toward earth—but it’s not a shooting star.  Two curious kids venture out into the forest to investigate and find themselves mixed up with a family of visitors from another planet! Pursued by a crazy space scientist, they must risk everything to rescue the aliens and get them back to their spaceship before it’s too late.  Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure using science experiments for special effects.  It’s totally out of this world!  Online registration opens June 10.                                                                

Town Tribune Correction

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:22 AM by NF Programmer   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 8:23 AM ]

Our column in the Town Tribune incorrectly stated the dates for Summer Reading Volunteer Training. SRP training will take place Monday, June 10, 6 p.m, Tuesday, June 11, 3:30 p.m. and Friday, June 14, 6:30 p.m.

Summer Reading Application

posted May 20, 2019, 7:22 AM by NF Library   [ updated May 20, 2019, 7:28 AM ]

What's new in our catalog?

posted May 15, 2019, 10:31 AM by NF Library

384 New Freading ebooks -- all available, all the time

posted May 15, 2019, 10:20 AM by NF Library   [ updated May 15, 2019, 10:27 AM ]

See the list here. 


See the FAQs at the Freading site for instructions about your device. Or call the Library for help. 203-312-5679


Book on tree and neighbor issues

posted May 1, 2019, 11:51 AM by NF Library   [ updated May 1, 2019, 12:27 PM ]

Author: Jordan, Cora
Title: Neighbor law : fences, trees, boundaries & noise

Call number: 346.73 JORDAN
Subject: Adjoining landowners --  Boundaries -- Trees -- Law and legislation

Call Library 203-312-5679 for availability

Kanopy movies for your devices now available at the New Fairfield Library

posted Mar 4, 2019, 11:24 AM by NF Library   [ updated Mar 8, 2019, 11:09 AM ]

 (Mar. 4, 2019)

Sign up with your library card at the Kanopy site:  https://newfairfieldlibrary.kanopy.com/ 

Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema.

“Here's how it works:

 Up to 8 films per month

Your library has generously given you 8 play credits every month.

 3 days to watch each film

Once you press play on a film, you have 3 days to view it as many times as you like without using another play credit.

 Play credits reset on the 1st of the month

Once you have reached your quota of films, you will not be able to play any films until the new month starts when you will be given a fresh quota of 8 play credits again.

 Any device

You can access Kanopy from any device, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and many more!”  See all supported mobile and TV apps at the Kanopy site.

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