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   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 to participate.  Reading for an hour entitles the child to a raffle ticket for prizes that change weekly.  The Sixth through Twelfth Grade program requires the students to read an entire book in order to receive a raffle ticket for prizes that also change weekly. Registration is required for both programs and the reading logs will be kept here until August 14.  We have made the program easy to follow and participation just requires reading a library product, i.e., books, magazines, audio books, Bookflix or Launchpads.  All other personal books from home may be listed on the Governor’s Reading Challenge log provided by the schools. Attach the two logs together and send them back to school in the fall. Think of all the new people, places and adventures you can experience just by reading! Call 312-5682 for more information.

Town Tribune Library Column -- June 29, 2017

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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 cooperation and understanding regarding this issue.

Summer Reading Program

   The 2017 Summer Reading Program at New Fairfield Free Public Library has begun! 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 together to school in the fall. Our program runs six weeks and ends on August 4th.  Stop by to see what we have to offer and to sign up with our high school volunteers.  These volunteers receive community service time for assisting us with this program.  The Summer Reading Desk hours for this program open at 10 am (except for Fridays when the library opens at 1 pm) and run until one hour before the library closes for the day.  The Summer Reading Desk closes at 2 pm on Saturdays.  Call 312-5682 for more information.

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.

   Easy Flow Yoga, 6:30-7:30 pm, Wednesdays, June 28--July 26.   Flow smoothly and gently into yoga poses designed to rejuvenate and tone the body.  Each class begins and ends with breathing and relaxation techniques that help you on and off the mat in everyday life.  Participants should bring a mat and water bottle.  This session runs through July 26th.  For further information and registration, please call New Fairfield Park and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

   Genealogy, Weds., July 12, August 16, 6:45-7:30 pm. Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  This group will meet in the library’s Community Room.  Registration opens two weeks before the program is to take place.

   Tarot Card Reading, Friday, July 21, 6:30 pm.  Join Mark Hoyt for a fun evening learning how to read tarot cards.  Registration opens July 7.

   Excel Drop-In Class, Thursday, July 13, 2-3 pm.  This drop-in program will get you started with some basics needed to create and work with spreadsheets.  No registration is required.  Please bring your laptop with the Microsoft Excel program.

Programs for Children July/August

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

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

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

   First Saturday Storytime, July 1, 11-11:30 am.  Children of all ages may join kindergarten teacher, Ms. Hannan, for stories and fun!  Registration opened June 17th.

   Sing, Laugh and Learn with Mr. Joe, Weds., July 12, 10:30 am.  Children ages one to six will enjoy this interactive and energetic music show with Mr. Joe Rosano.  Registration opened June 28th.

   Build and Fly Your Own Airplanes, Weds., July 12 and 19, 10:30 am-12:30 pm.  Hobby Quest’s Flight Captain will teach you everything you need to know about building and flying amazing machines.  As if building incredible planes wasn’t enough, we’ll take them outside and see them fly! This program is for children ages six to eleven.  The fee is $45 per session and registration is through New Fairfield Parks and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

   Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures, Friday, July 14, 1:30 pm.  Nature Nick will introduce you to some of the strangest animals on earth while giving little known facts about each one.  See how every animal in nature has a role in building a better world.  This program is for children in Grades K and up.  Registration opens June 30th.

   Beauty and the Beast Craft, Friday, July 14, 7-7:30 pm.  Children in Grades K-4 can stop in and make a craft**while supplies last**before the movie on Memorial Field (located next to the Town Hall).  Admission to the movie is FREE.  Registration for the craft opens June 30th.

   Rockin’ and Reading with Pete the Cat, Thursday, July 20, 1:30 pm.  Al DeCant presents this highly interactive musical performance that promotes the joy of reading and empowers kids to discover their own potential for becoming lifelong readers.  Al’s spirited performance is packed with toe-tapping music, great stories and heaps of audience participation.  This program is for children ages four and up.  Registration opens July 6th.

   Tie Dye T-Shirts, Weds., August 3rd, 4:30 pm.  Join Katie Stevenson and create your own unique Tie-Dye Clothing.  Participants should bring a light-colored item to dye.  This program is for children ages seven and up.  Registration opens July 19th.

   Magic! Friday, August 4th, 1:30 pm.  Children ages four and up are invited to join in on this amazing magic show.  Registration opens July 21st.

 

Library closed Tues. July 4th

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July and August Programs

posted Jun 23, 2017, 7:27 AM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 23, 2017, 7:27 AM ]

Town Tribune Library Column 06-22-2017

posted Jun 21, 2017, 3:14 PM by NF Library   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

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 together to school in the fall. Our program runs six weeks and ends on August 4th.  Stop by to see what we have to offer!  Call 312-5682 for more information.

Program Donations

   In addition to the Friends of the Library subsidizing the Summer Reading Program, we request prize donations from area businesses and community members.  This year those have not been forthcoming.  If you can donate a gift card or child-centered prize, we would be most appreciative. Please stop in or contact Janet or JoAnn at 312-5682.

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.

   Easy Flow Yoga, 6:30-7:30 pm, Wednesdays, June 28--July 26.   Flow smoothly and gently into yoga poses designed to rejuvenate and tone the body.  Each class begins and ends with breathing and relaxation techniques that help you on and off the mat in everyday life.  Participants should bring a mat and water bottle.  This session runs through July 26th.  For further information and registration, please call New Fairfield Park and Recreation at 203.312.5633.

Programs for Children

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

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

  More Stories Please, Weds., 1:30-2 pm.  Stories and crafts with Ms. JoAnn for children ages three to five.  Registration is required for each month.  There will be no program on June 28th.

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

   Sciencetellers/Pirates: Lost at Sea, Monday, June 26, 1 pm.  Ahoy! People don’t just build on land.  They build on water too!  Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure.  Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure and more.  This program is for children in grades K and up.  Registration opened June 12th.

   Parent-Child Art Workshop with Klassic Kreations, Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 pm.  Spend some quality time with your child creating a masterpiece on canvas with instruction by Kim from Klassic Kreations.  This program is for children ages eight and up.  Seating is limited.  Registration opened June 13th.

   Reading with Lui the Dog, Thursday, June 29, 1 pm.  Improve your child’s reading and communication skills.  R.E.A.D. dogs are trained, tested, registered, liability-insured therapy animals.  This program is for children in grades two and up.  Children will receive a 20-minute time slot.  Signed permission slips are required.  Registration opened June 15th

 

 

 

 

Review of The Midnight House by Christopher Muir

posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:35 AM by NF Programmer

The Midnight House


This 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.


Review of War and Peace by Christopher Muir

posted May 23, 2017, 10:09 AM by NF Programmer

Chris Muir

5/23/17


War 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 tolerance for lengthy books (it’s over 1,000 pages), complicated plots, and large amounts of descriptive writing.


What's new in our catalog?

posted May 17, 2017, 12:40 PM by NF Library   [ updated May 17, 2017, 12:41 PM ]

New downloadable titles from Freading

posted Apr 13, 2017, 8:52 AM by NF Library   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

New downloadable titles from Freading...all available all the time

Call the Library if you have a New Fairfield Library card and we'll sign you up. 203-312-5679

New Non-fiction books (past 6 months)

posted Mar 8, 2017, 7:59 AM by NF Library   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 7:59 AM ]

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