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Town Tribune Library Column -- March 15, 2018

posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:20 AM by NF Library

Library Statistics for February

   Attendance, 4,036; Adult Books, 1,785; Juvenile Books, 2,089; Magazines, 349; Audio Books, 269; Movies, 1,392; Total Circulation, 6,051 items (includes books, interlibrary loans, Parent Shelf, magazines, audio books, music cds, movies, puzzles and miscellaneous items).  Adult computer use, 333; Juvenile computer use, 86; music downloads, 83; ebooks, 195; audio book downloads, 183, Ancestry searches, 15.  The library was open 25 days with an average circulation of 242 items per day and 161 in attendance per day.

Happy St. Cat-trick’s Day

   The Children’s Library is having a Happy St. Cat-trick’s Day raffle to win one of Stana’s Critters.  The raffle is available through March 17.  All the children have to do is enter their name and phone number and the lucky winner will be called on Monday, March 19.

Adult Programs

Friends of the Library Book Sale

   The Friends of the Library will accept book donations for their book sale until March 22.  Please bring all donations to the Library Community Room during operating hours.  Sale days will be March 24, 25 and 26.  Kindly remember that they do not accept magazines, Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, foreign language materials, textbooks, or moldy/musty-smelling books.  Please do not place them in the outside book returns or outside by the entrance doors.  Thank you for your consideration and cooperation.

  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., March 21, 6:45-7:30 pm, Community Room.  Karen Keeler will be available to assist with your ancestry search.  Registration opened March 7.

   The Power of Intuition, Weds., March 28, 6 pm, Program Room.  Join spiritualist Maura Geist for the evening as she discusses the power of intuition.  This lecture will run from 6-8 pm and is for participants ages 18 and up.  Space is limited and the required registration opened March 14.

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.

   Birdhouse Craft, Monday, March 26, 4:30 pm, Program Room.  Get ready for spring and brighten up your yard.  Join Katie Stevenson in creating your own unique birdhouse.  This program is for children in grades kindergarten and up.  Registration opened March 12.

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.