What’s Going On May 26-30, 2020

seagullsIt’s week 11, or week 1 of Connecticut’s Phase One reopening. In case you visit the beach, this week’s animal photo is seagulls! If you take your own seagull pictures – socially distanced! – please share them with us. Hey, there are only 3 weeks left of school – you will make it! This week, join us for Name That Tune, read to the dogs, and a SpaceX Launch watch. In other news, this is the last week of spring storytime. Online Monday and Friday storytimes will begin again on June 15. Just as it always does, spring is becoming summer here in Connecticut. We look forward to sharing details of summer online programs with you very, very soon.

Special Programs this Week

dogTuesday, 5/26, 4:30 pm. Read to Therapy Dogs.  Does your child want some reading practice? Read for 10 minutes on Zoom to our therapy dogs! Registration required.




SpaceX Dragon CrewWednesday, 5/27, 4:15 pm.
SpaceX Launch Watch Party
Watch the scheduled SpaceX/NASA manned launch of the Dragon Crew rocket from Kennedy Space Center with us. Cheer on astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley as they make Dragon Crew’s first personned test flight. The launch is scheduled for 4:32 pm, so please be in the Zoom by 4:20 pm. Of course, if the launch window changes, we will reschedule our party to that time… whenever it is! Registration required.

Weekly May Programs

Monday at 10:30 am
Toddler Time
Ages 1-2, siblings are welcome. Songs and rhymes to build literacy skills. Registration required.

Tuesday at 10:30 am
Preschool Storytime
Ages 3-5. Stories, songs, and sharing for our preschool families. Registration required.

Wednesday at 10:30 am
Count Me In
Ages 3-6. Celebrate the numbers with a story, a song and activities. Registration required.

Wednesdays in May at 7 pm
5/27 is Family Name That Tune
Grades 3 and up. What songs can you name? We’ll be reaching back through the decades for those favorites someone in the family can name along with popular songs from today. Registration required.

Thursday at 10:30 am
Online Baby and Caregiver Support Time
A resource for babies up to 18 months and their grown-ups. Songs and rhymes will be shared, along with the opportunity for caregiver discussion and support. Registration required.

Thursday at 3:30-3:45 pm
Alphabet Parade – (5/27 is the letter I)
Let’s march our way through the alphabet, celebrating one letter each week. Families should have crayons and paper, and be ready to march around their house looking for the alphabet everywhere! Registration required.

Thursdays at 7 pm
Good Night with Dolly
Enjoy bedtime stories with Dolly Parton. She will read one of her Imagination Library books each Thursday. Storytime is on the internet, and no registration required. More information and tune in at https://imaginationlibrary.com/

Fridays at 10:30 am
Friday Fun
Stories and songs for ages 2 to 5. Registration required.

Do It Yourself Storytime
Check out a self-paced storytime, posted right here on the Kids page every Saturday. Themes will change each week.

artemis fowl bookJoin our Artemis Fowl Book Group

Please join our online book club for “Artemis Fowl”.  Together we’ll read the first book in the series prior to the June 12th release of the movie on Disney+. (See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl2r3Fwxz_o)

Artemis is a criminal mastermind who attempts to steal fairy gold in order to restore his family’s fortune. The story is an action-packed fantasy filled with adventure that appeals to all ages and would be perfect for family members reading together.

Members of the book club will receive, via email, optional discussion questions and loads of fun extras such as codes & ciphers, trivia questions, word searches, information about the author, and ideas for activities and crafts to go along with the story. Everything is optional and reading is done at your own pace. We look forward to reading with you!

Ebook and downloadable audiobook versions of Artemis Fowl can be borrowed from the library using Hoopla and OverDrive.

Please complete this registration form to join the book club: https://forms.gle/TAfnLzmKf5xq7LiK6

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm