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!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day! 
Saturday, Feb. 1
10 AM - 2:30 PM 

Drop-in crafts, Lego building, games, a Scavenger Hunt and refreshments. We'll also be raffling off 5 subscriptions to Bookboard (a subscription service for children's eBooks). Find more info about Bookboard at

All ages! No registration is required.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

AWE Early Literacy Stations are here!

We're so excited to announce the arrival of our AWE Early Literacy Stations! These self-contained, educational touch screen computer stations are loaded with programs for children ages 2-8. They contain over 60 top-rated, educational games which support early literacy and school readiness skills while making learning exciting and engaging. These machines are funded through donations from our Membership Drive. We hope you'll stop by the Children's Department and try them out!

The programs include these titles and more:
Getting Ready for School
World of Goo
Bailey's Book House
SpongeBob SquarePants Typing
Diego's Safari Rescue Giggles My Musical World
Sammy's Science House
My Amazing Human Body
USA Explorer

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Very Ready Reading Program: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Very Ready Reading Program: 1,000 Books before Kindergarten is a new library program that encourages parents and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten  – a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves.

Research shows that the more children ages 0-5 hear and view books read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read upon reaching kindergarten. Exposing children to 1,000 books before kindergarten not only builds reading readiness, but it provides 1,000 interactions to build supportive relationships with parents and caregivers.

How Does the Program Work? 
  • Sign up online at  or in the library. Visit the Children's Department to receive your Reading Journal and bag of goodies, including a bookmark, a sharing guide, and tips to help make reading aloud one of the most enjoyable and beneficial activities you will ever share with a child.
  • Each time you read 100 books, bring your Reading Journal to the Children's Department to receive a prize,  a sticker and the next set of pages for your journal. A staff member (with your permission) will take a picture of your child to display on our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten wall.
  • Don’t be daunted! Just 3 books a day amounts to 1,000 books in 1 year, and this program is designed to give you  time over a few years to meet your goal.
  • After finishing 1,000 books, your child will receive a special prize and an invitation to a “graduation” party. During the party the children who have completed the program during the previous year will be honored with a special story time, snack and a group photo.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Play & Learn Early Literacy Playgroup

New! Our Play & Learn Early Literacy Playgroup is an opportunity for children to make new friends as their adults network with each other. Developmentally appropriate toys, crafts, sensory materials, books, musical instruments and activities provide a literacy rich environment that will help with future reading success! Information about child development and reading readiness will be available. For ages birth to 5. Older siblings are welcome. No registration is required.

Time:  10:30 – 11:30 AM    
Dates: October 2, 9, 16 & 23
             November 6, 13 & 20

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9 is the last day to earn prizes for the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Programs!

Today, Friday, August 9 is the last day to log your progress to
earn prizes from the library! 

Prizes earned can be picked up in the Children's Room through Saturday, August 17.

The Grand Prize Raffles will be drawn on Monday, August 12.

Children attending school in the Coventry School system can continue to use the online program to log their progress for school through Sept. 3. The information will then be passed on to the Coventry Schools.

Questions? Contact the Children's Dept. at (860)742-7606.