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Summer Reading Volunteer Application is Now Online

posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:00 AM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 7:05 AM ]


Just follow this link to the application:  Summer Reading application

Students  may now submit their application to volunteer at the Library for the Summer Reading Program .

SUMMER READING PROGRAM RUNS FROM JULY 2nd. UNTIL AUG. 10th.

Volunteers must be going into 9th grade or higher.
All volunteers must have a valid, fine free, library card.
All volunteer applications must be completed and submitted by June 28. 
Students are required to volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours. 
Students may only volunteer for one shift per day.
Phone the Children’s Room if you cannot do your shift, (203) 312-5682. 
Students who do not show up for an assigned shift, and have not called the library, will be removed from the schedule.

Each volunteer must have their own unique email address. (Siblings can not use the same email address.) After training, if you are selected to volunteer, you will receive an invitation from SignUp.com via e-mail. All volunteer scheduling will be done through SignUp.com. Please check your spam folder.

Town Tribune Library Column -- June 21, 2018

posted Jun 18, 2018, 10:23 AM by NF Library

Volunteer Training

   There will be one more Summer Reading Program volunteer training session for those high school or going into high school students who missed the four other sessions or have recently applied.  This extra session will be held on Thursday, June 28 at 3:30 pm.  There is still time to apply online through the Library’s website for students interested in volunteering.  The volunteers must perform a minimum of six Community Service hours to take place at some point over the course of July 2nd-August 10th program.  More hours are available and we highly encourage the volunteers to do as many as they can so that there are no empty slots at the Summer Reading Desk. What’s involved?  What do you have to do?  Students volunteering need to know how to count numbers, alphabetize, log in titles of books, and file. Call 203.312.5682 for more information.

Online Registration

    As of July 1st, program registrations will be done online. We have a “soft” registration period to ease everyone into the process until the end of June.  Go to newfairfieldlibrary.org/programs to sign up.  Registrations open two weeks before the event for a particular program. Call 312.5682 if you have any questions or you do not have a computer.  One of our staff members will be happy to assist you.

Adult Summer Programs

  Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Genealogy, Weds., 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 6:45-7:30 pm., Community Room.  Karen Keeler will be available to help with your ancestry search.  Registration opens two weeks prior to each program date.

   Candlewood Brass Quintet, Friday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, Community Room.  Relax with the Candlewood Brass Quintet as they perform a variety of music from ragtime, jazz, pop, and film spanning over a century of popular songs.  Registration opened June 15th.

   Easy Flow Yoga, Mondays, 6:15-7:15 pm, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30.  This is a Parks & Rec program held at the Library.  For more information or to register, call Parks & Rec at 312-5633.

   Documenting the Dead, Weds., July 25, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Join Dustin, author of numerous books and guest appearances on Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth, as he shares his knowledge of the paranormal.  Registration online opens July 11.

Children’s Summer Programs

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

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

   More Stories Please, Weds., 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required for this program.

   Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.

   Summer Reading Kickoff with Animal Embassy, Monday, July 2, 2-3 pm, Program Room.  This educational and entertaining program will take families around the world with a unique group of rescue and adopted animals.  Registration opened June 18.

   Robert the Guitar Guy, Weds., July 11, 10:30-11:15 am.  Robert the Guitar Guy is a children’s singer, guitarist, educator and recording artist.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Registration opens June 27.

   Sing, Laugh, Learn, Weds., July 18, 11-12 noon.  Mr. Joe is a children’s music performer specializing in music that is educational, entertaining and interactive. Children ages two to six will sing, laugh, and learn!  Registration opens July 3. 

   Sharks Rock, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 am.  This shark-themed magic show presented by magician Steve Woyce is both educational and entertaining.  The audience will help make the magic happen and volunteers will help build a shark by magic!  This program is for families and registration opens July 10.

   Libraries Rock, Thursday, July 26, 3:30-4:30 pm, Program Room.  Kids in grades kindergarten and up can paint a unique design on a rock.  Take them home and put them in your garden or write a secret message on the underside and leave it around town!  Registration opens July 12.

   Makerspace, Friday, July 27, 2-3 pm, Program Room.  Children in grades three to six are invited to make a unique creation to take home.  Registration opens July 13.

   The Spoon Man, Weds., Aug. 1, 11 am – noon, Community Room.  This is an interactive hilarious comedy program for all ages.  Come and have a spoonful of family fun!  Registration opens July 18.

   Balloon Sculpting, Friday, August 3, 1:30-2:30 pm.  Ed Popielarczyk is a professional magician, balloon twister and entertainer.  He will teach kids ages eight and up the art of balloon sculpting.  Registration opens July 20.

Summer Reading Ends August 10th.

Pick up your Summer Reading Logs beginning August 17th.


690 New Freading (ebook) titles -- all available, all the time!

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:57 AM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

What's new in our catalog?

posted Jun 11, 2018, 8:59 AM by NF Library

Town Tribune Library Column -- June 14, 2018

posted Jun 11, 2018, 8:48 AM by NF Library

High School Volunteers Needed

      Our Summer Reading Program will run from July 2nd to August 10th.  In order to make this a successful program so that our town’s children do not suffer from the summer slide, .we need high school volunteers to operate the Summer Reading Desk for our Birth through Fifth Grade Program.  Graduating eighth graders going into high school are eligible to volunteer as well. There is no reading involved to the children on the part of the volunteers.  The high school students will receive Community Service Time and must commit to serving a minimum of six hours.  More hours are always available as the volunteers select their own time slots.  Applications are available on the Library’s website only.  Call 203.312.5682 for more information.

Online Registration

   Please bear with us as we implement our new online registration calendar officially beginning with the July schedule of programs. Currently, we are offering a “soft” registration period until the end of the month.  Go to newfairfieldlibrary.org/programs to sign up.  Registrations open two weeks before the event.  For children’s programs, we would appreciate your honesty when signing up children that should be within the required age group for a particular program. If a community member does not have access to a computer, just call the library to register.  Call 312.5682 if you have any questions.

Adult Summer Programs

  Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Genealogy, Weds., 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 6:45-7:30 pm., Community Room.  Karen Keeler will be available to help with your ancestry search.  Registration opens two weeks prior to each program date.

   Candlewood Brass Quintet, Friday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, Community Room.  Relax with the Candlewood Brass Quintet as they perform a variety of music from ragtime, jazz, pop, and film spanning over a century of popular songs.  Registration opens June 15th.

   Easy Flow Yoga, Mondays, 6:15-7:15 pm, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30.  This is a Parks & Rec program held at the Library.  For more information or to register, call Parks & Rec at 312-5633.

   Documenting the Dead, Weds., July 25, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Join Dustin, author of numerous books and guest appearances on Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth, as he shares his knowledge of the paranormal.  Registration online opens July 11.

Children’s Summer Programs

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

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

   More Stories Please, Weds., 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required for this program.

   Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.

   Summer Reading Kickoff with Animal Embassy, Monday, July 2, 2-3 pm, Program Room.  This educational and entertaining program will take families around the world with a unique group of rescue and adopted animals.  Registration opens June 18.

   Robert the Guitar Guy, Weds., July 11, 10:30-11:15 am.  Robert the Guitar Guy is a children’s singer, guitarist, educator and recording artist.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Registration opens June 27.

   Sing, Laugh, Learn, Weds., July 18, 11-12 noon.  Mr. Joe is a children’s music performer specializing in music that is educational, entertaining and interactive. Children ages two to six will sing, laugh, and learn!  Registration opens July 3. 

   Sharks Rock, Tuesday, July 24, 10:30 am.  This shark-themed magic show presented by magician Steve Woyce is both educational and entertaining.  The audience will help make the magic happen and volunteers will help build a shark by magic!  This program is for families and registration opens July 10.


Town Tribune Library Column -- June 7, 2018

posted Jun 4, 2018, 9:01 AM by NF Library

HELP!

      Our Summer Reading Program has been changed to run from July 2nd to August 10th due to the extension of the school year for New Fairfield.  All of the programs that were originally scheduled for that first week have been moved throughout the six weeks as to the performer’s availability.  In order to make this a successful reading program, .we need high school volunteers to operate the Summer Reading Desk. As of this publication date, all of the training sessions will have taken place and attending one is required.  If we are fortunate enough to get an overwhelming volunteer response, more training dates may be added.  The student will receive Community Service Time and commit to a minimum of six hours over the course of the program.  More hours are always available and appreciated.  Applications are available on the Library’s website only.  Call 203.312.5682 for more information.

Book Donations

   The recent storm must have inspired our community to clean out their houses.  We have been receiving book donations and it is kind of you to think of us.  Unfortunately, we do not have the storage space to hold these until the Friends of the Library conduct their next book sale.  Please wait until the beginning of September to donate when the Friends begin collecting for the sale to be held at the latter part of that month.  Understand that items left outside the building when we are closed will be exposed to the elements and become worthless as an item for sale.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Adult Programs

  Friday Night Crafting Club, 6-8 pm.  Bring your project to the Library and take some time for yourself with fellow crafters.  This informal group meets in the Library’s lower level and requires no registration.

   Summer Evening Music, Friday, June 29, 6:30-7:30 pm, Community Room.  Relax with the Candlewood Brass Quintet as they perform a varied selection of music. 

Programs for Children

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

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

   More Stories Please, Weds., 10:30 am, Program Room.  Stories and a craft with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration is required for each month.

   Drop-In Storytime/Stay and Play, Thursdays, 10:30-11am, Program Room.  Stories, music and movement for all ages with Ms. JoAnn every Thursday unless school is closed or delayed.  No registration is required for this program.

   Drop-in Saturday Craft, 11 am to 4 pm, Children’s Library.  Children of all ages are welcome to come between the hours of 11 am to 4 pm to do a craft at their leisure.  No registration is required.    

Freegal and Freading users:

posted May 29, 2018, 1:10 PM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 11, 2018, 8:56 AM ]

Now you can log in directly with your valid Library card and associated pin. Call Library if you need help 203-312-5679

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New Museum Pass

posted May 29, 2018, 1:05 PM by NF Library

New Museum Pass

   The Friends of the Library have acquired a new “museum” pass for our library patrons to take advantage of when looking for something to do.  Earth Place in Westport will admit four people of any age for free.  Check out their website at earthplace.org and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to see what they have to offer.

Summer Reading Volunteer Application is Now Online.

posted May 24, 2018, 10:34 AM by NF Programmer   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 6:56 AM by NF Library ]

Just follow this link to the application:    https://goo.gl/forms/xi25j7uVwwevKQYf2

Students  may now submit their application to volunteer at the Library for the Summer Reading Program .

SUMMER READING PROGRAM RUNS FROM JULY 2nd. UNTIL AUG. 10th.

Volunteers must be going into 9th grade or higher.
All volunteers must have a valid, fine free, library card.
All volunteer applications must be completed and submitted by June 28. 
Students are required to volunteer for a minimum of 6 hours. 
Students may only volunteer for one shift per day.
Phone the Children’s Room if you cannot do your shift, (203) 312-5682. 
Students who do not show up for an assigned shift, and have not called the library, will be removed from the schedule.

Each volunteer must have their own unique email address. (Siblings can not use the same email address.) After training, if you are selected to volunteer, you will receive an invitation from SignUp.com via e-mail. All volunteer scheduling will be done through SignUp.com. Please check your spam folder.

BRUSH REMOVAL

posted May 23, 2018, 10:28 AM by NF Library

The Drop Off Center (33 Bigelow Road) will be open during the following hours:  Tuesdays 8-3:45; Thursdays 4-7PM; Saturdays 8-3:45.  Residents may dispose of brush (anything under 8 inches in diameter) at the Drop Off Center for free during those hours.  Contractors will be charged $10 for pick-up truck of brush and $20 for a box truck.  Wood chips are free.  Do not dump material on any other Town properties.

 

The Town will pick up brush from curbsides, but has not yet determined a date for that pickup.  Do not put brush in the road.  You will be asked to remove any material that is in the roadway. 

 

The size limitation is because of the size of the chipper we have.  We are working on getting a bigger one and may be able to accept bigger size brush in the future.

 

Keep all receipts for possible reimbursement through the FEMA process.

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