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Town Tribune Library Column -- Feb. 8, 2018

posted Feb 4, 2018, 10:33 AM by NF Library   [ updated Feb 4, 2018, 10:33 AM ]

New Fairfield Free Public Library Survey

    There have been conversations in town about library programs in one way or another. The New Fairfield Library would like to know how we can serve you better as far as that is concerned.  In order for us to make your wishes possibly come to fruition, we need to know more definitively what you’d like from us.   Please take a few minutes to answer our short Survey about library programs and services.  Let us know how we are doing and what services and programs you would like to see. Responses will be collected until Feb. 14, 2018.  Please know that some things are not within our power to change, but wherever we can make improvements or changes, we will. To access the survey, copy and paste the link into your browser, https://goo.gl/forms/Pw3TgHxUAsh7EQPk2, or find the survey on the Library’s Website. http://www.newfairfieldlibrary.org.  Thank you!

Interlibrary Loans

   The interlibrary loan program allows patrons to borrow desired items from within our state and all across the country.  This allows libraries to broaden their circulation without having to physically purchase items that only a select one or few may desire thus saving money in the long run for the local library.  We are very happy to do this for you but please recognize that doing so should not be taken lightly as there are internal costs incurred and some items may take weeks to arrive.  Sometimes if a neighboring town has an item you desire, due to how the system in place works, the loan may not come from that library traveling instead from across the country or Connecticut. 

   Audio visual materials are difficult to acquire as some libraries choose not to loan those items out.  There is also the six-month rule whereby new resources less than six months from their publishing/release date are usually not loaned out to other libraries.  Libraries prefer to offer these materials to their own patrons first before making them available to others.  It is important to note as well that requested items be picked up in a timely manner as there is a due date from the other library affixed to the loan.  Please keep this information in mind when requesting materials from other libraries.

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.

   The Art of Cardmaking, Friday, Feb. 9, 6 pm, Program Room.  Join Linda Norris as she helps you to create your own unique cards.  All the embellishments you need will be provided.  Registration is required.

   Meditation and Fitness Apps, Weds., Feb. 21, 6 pm, Program Room.  Join Dawn from Tech Savvy as she gets you started using some timely apps!  Registration opened Feb. 7.

   Genealogy, Weds., Feb. 21, 6:45 pm, Community Room.  Karen Keeler will be available to assist you with your ancestry search.  Registration opened Feb. 7.

Programs for Children

   Valentine’s Day Coloring Contest!   The Children’s Library is holding a coloring contest.  Pick up a special coloring sheet to bring home and color.  Return it to the Library and we will put it up for display.  Please put your name and phone number on the back of the sheet.  Winners will be called on February 14th.  Only one entry per child please.    If you don’t care to be considered the next Picasso, then just stop by and go into art appreciation mode!

   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.

   Valentine’s Day Craft and Story, Sunday, Feb. 11, 1pm, Program Room.  This story and crafts program is hosted by the New Fairfield Leo’s Club and geared for children ages three to five years old.  Admission is free but donations will be gladly accepted.

Program Note:  If New Fairfield Schools are delayed due to weather, there will be no morning programs.  If school is cancelled, all Children’s Programs are also cancelled for the day even if the library is still open. 

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