Monday, July 14, 2014

Fizz Boom Read

The summer reading program in the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library Children's section is well underway! We are in our third week out of six and still have a lot of cool programs and events coming up!

Haven't signed up yet?! No worries there is still time! Register online!
There are two different age groups this year-- Birth through 2nd graders and 3rd through 5th graders.
Birth through 2nd grade: For every 10 books read you get a free book!  Log your books on Evanced and then come to the children's section to claim your free book.
3rd grade through 5th grade: For every 400 pages read you get a free book! Log your pages on Evanced and then come to the children's section to claim your free book.

Something new for both groups this summer is the Summer Reading Passport!  Make sure you pick up your passport at the children's desk. By earning stamps on your passport you will be entered to win a science experiment kit at the end of the summer!  There are also weekly treasure chest prizes just for coming to the library!

Did I mention the totally awesome, fun, and educational programs we have coming up!?

Stop by July 17 and 24th at 2pm for Science Lab! Bring out your inner mad scientist and learn while doing fun science experiments.  Our last two topics will be weather and engineering. 

Bring your creativity on July 16 and 30th at 1pm for a drop in craft activity, Creative Kids! July 16 is musical instruments and the 30th is making your own book.

Get ready to learn and make at Maker Mornings on July 18, 25, and Aug 1 at 10:30am!  Each kid will get to experience, invent, and create in a STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) environment.  Our next three themes will be engineering, art, and electricity!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Science Lab

Don't miss science lab this week at the library!

Thursday, June 26, 2-3pm

The theme this week will be kitchen science, come and be ready to LEARN and have FUN!

Summer Reading: FIZZ! BOOM! READ!

School is officially out in Coventry which means it is time for Summer Reading!
The theme this year is Fizz, Boom, READ!  This will be a science-packed and totally fun program for all ages.

Track what you read with the Evanced Online Summer Reading Tracker (click the links below!).  Birth to 2nd graders will receive a free book for every 10 books read and 3rd through 5th graders will receive one for every 400 pages read.  Receive a FIZZ BOOM READ passport when you sign up to receive additional prizes weekly and a chance for one of the science experiment kits!
In addition to getting prizes for reading you can also pick up a passport at the front desk to get prizes for coming to the library and other fun activities!  

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Spotlight on NEW NON FICTION

Be sure to stop by the children's room soon to check out our new non-fiction books on display!  So many new books on a variety of topics from crafts to biographies to geography and everything in between.

Monday, May 19, 2014

This Week at the Library 5/20 - 5/23

Babygarten is in full swing once again! Tuesday at 10:15 join Miss Meg in play time followed by songs, rhymes, and short stories to help your little one become reading ready!  


Following Babygarten we have TERRIFIC TUESDAYS which is a storytime for ages 3-5.  Tuesday at 11:30 join Miss Meg in stories, songs, and activities that are developmentally appropriate for your pre-school aged child.

Wednesday at 10:30 is our drop in Play & Learn Early Literacy play group!  

Also on Wednesday, between 4pm and 5pm, is LEGO ® club! This is a drop in event for ages 5+.  We provide the bricks-- you bring your imagination!

Also, in celebration of National Children's Book Week last week we have a raffle at the children's desk for a free year subscription to BookBoard, an online ebook service!

Monday, April 21, 2014


Hello!  My name is Miss Meg and I am the new children's librarian here at the Booth & Dimock Library!  I am brand new to Coventry (and CT!) and am very excited to meet all of you in the coming weeks :)

Enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, March 17, 2014


I (Miss Jennifer) want to let everybody know that I have accepted a position at another library and my last day at the Booth & Dimock is Friday, March 21. I will miss everyone here so much! It's been an absolute privilege and joy to work with the awesome people in this community. Coventry will always have a very special place in my heart! I wish everyone happiness, great books, and a lifetime of good luck on this St. Patrick's Day!