Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year, everyone! 

The library will close today, Friday, Dec. 31 at 5 PM, and will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 1 for New Year's Day.

We'll see you next year!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Kids Bored? Check out Tumblebooks!

It's December vacation - are the kids bored already? Take a look at TumbleBooks (just click on the word)!

Tumblebooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books by well-known authors and illustrators. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing books and adding sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which children can read, or have read to them! Kids will also like the book-related puzzles and games, and parents will appreciate the fact that TumbleBooks is completely commercial-free. In addition to enjoying TumbleBooks at the library, the books can be accessed at home by going to the Children’s Room section of the library website ( and clicking on the Tumblebooks icon.

(Requires the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation.)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

CARRY OUT A GOOD BOOK! Winter Reading Program

Begins Dec. 28 and ends Feb. 26.
Carry out a good book and join our Winter Reading Program! Add toppings to our giant pizza for time spent reading or being read to. Prizes for all who participate. For all ages (including pre-readers)! Pick up a Reading Log in the Children’s Room or download one (beginning Dec.28) at It’s easy – as pizza pie!

Monday, December 20, 2010




Closed Friday & Saturday, December 24 & 25
Closing at 5 PM on Friday, December 31
Closed Saturday, January 1, 2011


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Beat the school vacation doldrums and drop in for a movie! 
Bring your own popcorn/munchies. 
No registration is necessary.


Tuesday, Dec. 28: We're showing Toy Story 3 (Rated G).
Wednesday, Dec. 29:
We're showing Ramona & Beezus (Rated G).
Thursday,  Dec. 30: We're showing Nanny McPhee Returns (Rated PG).

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Perfect Piggies and Amazing Cows!

Yay! Sandra Boynton's newest and zaniest books ever have arrived at the library: Perfect Piggies: A Book! A Song! A Celebration! and Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children.

Perfect Piggies! is a perfect board book, in which piggies rock! Did you ever see noses so wonderfully round? Where else could these curly little tails be found? Zany fun (and a downloadable song, too!)

Amazing Cows is a 96-page, lavishly-illustrated, exuberant miscellany of bovinely-inspired stories, jokes, poems, a song, a myth, and even a vintage Amazing Cow comic book (entitled"Trouble on Zebblor 7.")

If you're in the MOOd for inspired silliness, these books are for you!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Help those less fortunate this holiday season by decorating our "Giving Tree" with NEW mittens, scarves, hats and gloves (for both adults and children). Non-perishable food items, as well as NEW toys and books, are also welcome.

Donations will benefit Coventry Human Services. The "Giving Tree" is located in the Children's Room, and donations will be accepted until Dec. 15.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Reading Rockets: Early Literacy Videos

The Reading Rockets website offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read. They have some great multimedia resources about early literacy, like the video below, as well as an entire section devoted to helping parents help their children become better readers.  I encourage you to check out their site!