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Town Tribune Library Column -- July 5, 2018

posted Jul 2, 2018, 7:42 AM by NF Library

Summer Reading Program Has Begun!

   Our Summer Reading Program is in full force having begun on Monday, July 2nd.  We have two programs from which to choose depending upon the age of the child.  A child doesn’t even need to know how to read for our program! In the Birth to Fifth Grade program, children need to read or be read to for one hour in order to acquire one raffle ticket toward weekly prizes.  Students in Grades Six through Twelve have to read one book for each raffle ticket toward their prizes. The program is simple and raffle tickets can really add up with every hour or book read.  The older students sign up with the staff at the Children’s Circulation Desk and the younger children sign up with our high school volunteers.   All titles listed on the Library’s reading program log should be a library product, i.e., books, magazines, audio books, Bookflix, Launchpads, and Playaways are applicable and count toward the child’s reading time.  Any personal books are to be included on the Governor’s Reading log. On the days we close at 5pm, the Reading Desk is open until 4 pm; for our 8 pm closing days, the volunteers are here until 7 pm.  On Saturdays, the Desk is open until 2 pm. At the end of the summer, attach the Library’s reading log to the Governor’s Reading Challenge log and submit both to school in September. Call 203.312.5682 with any questions.

Online Registration

     We are now able to take registrations online for programs.  It’s easy and convenient for you. Go to newfairfieldlibrary.org/programs to sign up.  Registrations open two weeks prior to the event’s date.  Call 312.5682 if you have any questions or need assistance. 

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., 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.

   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 Pari, 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.

   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 opened 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 opened 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.