Friday, December 30, 2011

LEGO Donations Needed!

We'd like to start our first LEGO club - but we need, well, LEGOS! It's a great time of year to clean out your closets...

We're looking for donations of new and used LEGOS to get us started. Starter sets are especially welcome. Any donations made are tax-deductible and a receipt will be provided upon request. We appreciate your help!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Read a book. Give a book.

We Give Books is a free website that enables anyone with access to the internet to put books in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. Share the power and pleasure of reading and teach your child about helping others at the same time. Simply choose the charity you want to read for and then select the books you want to read. For each book you read online, We Give Books donates a book to a leading literacy group on your behalf. The more you read, the more they give.
Visit to read and give!

Friday, December 16, 2011


Tuesday, Dec. 27 & Wednesday, Dec. 28 @ 2 PM

Avoid cabin fever by coming to a movie at the library! We'll provide some munchies (but you can bring your own, if you wish). All ages. No registration is required.

Tuesday, Dec. 27: Mr. Popper's Penguins (Rated PG)
Wednesday, Dec. 28: The Smurfs (Rated PG)

Monday, December 12, 2011

CURIOUS? READ! The Curious George Reading Program

The Curious George Reading Program 

Curious George is set to help your child make the first step to reading success! The world’s most beloved (and curious) monkey will take you and your child on a fun-filled adventure at the library where you’ll explore the wonderful world of books. The reading program incorporates reading and sharing books together with fun-filled activities you can do with your child to support early literacy development. The single most important activity for raising a successful reader is reading aloud with your child!

Stop by the Children's Room to pick up your Curious George Reading Program bag to get started (while supplies last). Each bag contains a free gameboard, sticker and bookmark. Each week the library will have a new craft and early literacy tip to share with participating families. There are incentives for adults and children alike.

The program is both a Read With Me program for children who do not yet read on their own, and an Early Reader program for beginning readers. Being ready to read starts with babies – no child is too young to sign up! 

For more information, visit (where you can register online and download a gameboard and activity sheets) or call the Children’s Room at (860) 742-7606. The Curious? READ! Reading Program is sponsored by the American Library Association and Houghton Mifflin Company.

Friday, December 9, 2011

We're on Twitter!

The Booth & Dimock Memorial Library Children's Room is on Twitter! 
Follow us @DreyfusDragon!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Children's Books for Holiday Giving

A book is the PERFECT gift for a child...and children's librarians from across CT contribute their picks to the annual "Children's Books for Holiday Giving Booklists". There are fabulous suggestions for every age group! Visit to find these lists in PDF format, or visit the library and pick up some hard copies!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Old Fashioned Christmas in Coventry

Are you planning to attend the Old Fashioned Christmas in Coventry on Sunday, Dec. 4? The Board of Trustees will be handing out Cookies and Cider and telling holiday stories in the Front Parlors and the Lion's Club Festival of Trees will be in our Meeting Room. 
12:00 – 4:00 PM

12:00 – 4:00 Old Fashioned Country Cupboard Coventry Visitors Center
12:00 - 4:00 Chocolate Festival-Class of 2012 Ackert’s Hall
12:00 - 4:00 Christmas Vendor Showcase Studio 31 Storefront
12:00 - 3:30 “Festival of Christmas Trees” Raffle Booth & Dimock Library
Lion’s Club Fundraiser for Coventry Food Pantry
12:30 -3:30 Nathan Hale Ancient Fife & Drum Strolling Main Street
1:00 - 3:00 Pony Rides Beebe House/Brian’s Electric
1:00 – 3:00 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Main & Mason Street
1:00 – 2:00 Coventry High School Chorus Lakeview Restaurant
1:00- 2:00 Dance Troupe, Can Dance Studio First Congregational Church Hall
1:00 – 3:00 Holiday Story Time Booth & Dimock Library
1:00 - 3:00 Jewelry Designer, Crafts, Music Worn Yesterday Shop
1:00 - 2:00 Quiet Corner Fiddlers Worn Yesterday Shop
1:00 - 3:00 Santa Claus – Children Visit Coventry Arts & Antiques
1:00 - 3:00 David Rogers, Photographer Coventry Arts & Antiques
1:30 – 2:30 Dulcimers and More Music Treasures Antiques
1:30 – 2:15 Karate Spirit, demonstration Karate Spirit
2:00 2:30 Choir Performance First Congregational Church
2:30 - 3:00 Carol Sing with Song A Day Music First Congregational Church

Businesses open and having a special program from 12:00 –4:00:
Meet Me on Main, Special Menu for event
Lakeview Restaurant, Hot Chocolate, Face Painting,
Lake Street
Village Pizza $2.00 pizza slices
Johnson’s Antiques, Special Raffle, light refreshments
Karate Spirit, Open House, Demonstrations, Treats
Coventry Fitness, Membership raffle, Pony for viewing & petting
Beebe House Restaurant, Christmas Party 2:00-4:00 , snacks, Music
Over Brook Second Hand Shop, Mason Street, rear building, Open House
Treasures Antiques, Song A Day Music Students, 12:30 – 1:30

*** Tips to Toes Nail Spa and Impressive Acrylics Nail Spa will have paraffin hand treatments, snacks, Tastefully Simple, Hair Feather extensions, Face Painting and Celebrating Home. Many Cash & Carry Items. 12:00 – 4:00***

This yearly event is brought to you by the Village Improvement Society, First Niagara Bank, Lion’s Club and the Village Merchants!

Monday, November 21, 2011


The library will be closed on Thursday, November 23 & Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen Saturday, Nov. 26 (10 AM - 3 PM). 
Dreyfus and the staff of the Children's Room wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa:
Write a letter to Santa, just in time for the big day! Santa's Mailbox will be located in the Children's Room (as well as the Town Hall and at the Tree Lighting) until Dec. 2. 
You can also mail your letter to:
Santa Claus, C/O Coventry Recreation Department, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238

Monday, November 14, 2011

November is Picture Book Month!

November is Picture Book Month! Picture Book Month is an international initiative to designate November as Picture Book Month, encouraging everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books. Visit the official website to read posts from authors such as Jane Yolen about why picture books are so important. What is YOUR favorite picture book?
Watch this trailer to learn more...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever Raffle!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever  (#6 in the series) by Jeff Kinney comes out next can reserve it by visiting our online catalog or calling us at 742-7606. To celebrate, we're raffling off 1 brand new copy! Just visit the library, answer a few trivia questions, and enter to win! Raffle entries will be accepted until 5 PM on Nov. 15.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books so far are, in order: 
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (red cover)
2. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (blue cover)
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Last Straw (green cover)
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (yellow cover)
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth (purple cover)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

COVENTRY e-BLAST (Nov. 6, 12 PM)

Power still out to 17% of town, but CL&P is predicting that they will make their projection of 99% restoration in Coventry by midnight. If your power is still not on, call CL&P at 1-800-286-2000 to assist in location of individual service issues. School will take place at Coventry Public Schools on Monday. Showers are available at CHS until 11 PM tonight, but will close to the public as school resumes for students. Town Hall Conference Room B available for charging, warming & Internet until 10 PM tonight. Water (bring containers), bottled water and meals ready-to-eat available at Town Hall Annex side entrance from 8 AM -- 5 PM today ONLY for people who are still without power. The Regional Shelter at Mansfield Community Center is now closed. Brush debris at gravel pit off South St. Ext. near Miller-Richardson field until 5 PM daily including Sunday. Illegal dumping of brush debris in other areas will be enforced. Voting will take place in Coventry as scheduled on Tuesday, 11/8 at GH Robertson School (District 1) and Coventry Grammar School (District 2).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Election Day Movie Matinee

Tuesday, Nov. 8 @ 2 PM

Enjoy the day off from school by coming to a movie at the library! We'll provide the munchies (but feel free to bring your own). All ages. No registration is required. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Extended Hours 11/4

The Library will have extended hours on Friday, November 4th from 10am- 6pm.


Friday, Nov. 4 @ 2 PM

Stop climbing the walls and join us for a showing of Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (No Rating). No registration is required, all ages welcome! Bring your own munchies, if you wish!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

MOVIE MATINEE (Nov. 3 @ 10:45 AM)

Thursday, Nov. 3 @ 10:45 AM
No school for the rest of this week! Get out of the house and join us for a showing of Phineas & Ferb: The Movie. No registration is required, all ages welcome! Bring your own munchies, if you wish.


Coventry is at 55% without power. Restoration is making progress in CL&P's Southern District. The Northern District served by Tolland is still in a cut & clear mode with little restoration planned for today. Senior Center open extended hours today until 4:30 PM. Library open until 8 PM for warming, charging and Internet -- free movie matinee at 2 PM. Brush debris may be dropped off at gravel pit off South St. Ext. until 5 PM daily. Water, bottled water and meals ready-to-eat available at Town Hall Annex side entrance until 7 PM and again tomorrow beginning at 9 AM. Town Hall Conference Room B open until 10 PM for warming and charging. Regional shelter tonight at Mansfield Community Center, intersection Rts. 275 & 195 -- arrive by 8:30 PM latest. Showers available at CHS 24 hours.  

Coventry Public Schools are closed for the rest of this week. No out-of-town transportation will be provided. The CHS Homecoming dance for Saturday is also postponed until a future date and time. Please be safe: do not use generators or gas grills indoors and follow directions for portable space heaters to avoid fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Boil water advisories in following areas: Pilgrim Hills, Twin Hills, General Water, Coventry Hills and Country Place. Residential wells are not under this order. For details contact EHHD at 860-429-3325. For "keep or discard" food safety guidelines see

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Wednesday, Nov. 2 @ 2 PM
Getting cabin fever? There's no school on Wednesday, so we are showing a great new movie: Disney's Winnie the Pooh (Rated G). Bring your own munchies, if you wish! No registration is required, all ages welcome!



11/1/11 -- 1 PM Update
Coventry Public Schools will be closed Wednesday November 2, 2011 due to hazardous conditions. There will be no out-of-town transportation. College transcripts have been completed for Coventry High School Seniors. Much appreciation goes to the High School Guidance and Secretarial staff.

We Have Free Wi-Fi!

Did you know that the library has free Wi-Fi? Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone and keep connected! Ask a staff member for the password.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Coventry e-Blast:
Prolonged power outages anticipated -- some restoration has started.
Library is open Tuesday for Internet, warming and charging from 10 AM to 8 PM.
Warming center and charging station at Town Hall Conference Room B until 10 PM.  Showers available at Coventry High School 24 hours -- bring own towel and toiletries. Water available at Town Hall Annex side entrance -- bring own containers. Limited quantities of bottled water & meals ready to eat by request available after 10 AM Tuesday at same location. Brush debris drop off at gravel pit South St. Ext. near Miller-Richardson field until 5 PM daily. Regional overnight shelter available tonight at Mansfield Community Center, intersection Rt. 275 and Rt. 195 -- arrive by 8:30 PM. Trick-or-treating in Coventry tonight strongly discouraged -- recommend waiting until Friday to celebrate Halloween. Coventry Emergency Operations Center open until 7 PM -- call (860) 742-6324. Routine calls after 7 PM to Coventry Police Dept., (860) 742-7331. EOC will re-open Tuesday at 8 AM.

Coventry Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, November 1, 2011. There will be no out-of-town transportation. Decisions regarding school opening or closing for the remainder of the week will be made on a daily basis, with student and staff safety being a priority.


Coventry e-Blasts (October 31):

*In the interest of public safety Coventry Town officials strongly recommend within the Town of Coventry that active trick-or-treating be delayed until Friday, November 4th. We have concerns with downed power lines, hanging tree limbs, and lack of lighting. Help us keep Halloween a safe and fun event by following these recommendations. The Town will be issuing public notices throughout the week to help residents be prepared to greet trick-or-treaters on Friday.

*Coventry Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, November 1, 2011 due to hazardous conditions. There will be no out-of-town transportation. Decisions regarding school opening or closing for the remainder of the week will be made on a daily basis, with student and staff safety being a priority.
*Prolonged power outages anticipated. Warming center and charging station at Town Hall Conference Room B. Showers available at Coventry High School -- bring own towel and toiletries. Water available at Town Hall Annex side entrance -- bring own containers. Brush debris drop off at gravel pit South St. Ext. near Miller-Richardson field until 5 PM daily. Overnight shelter available at Mansfield Community Center, Intersection Rt. 275 and Rt. 195 -- arrive by 8:30 PM.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Shel Silverstein/Intl. Magic Week

Happy Birthday, Shel Silverstein, author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and more...check out some of his books at the library!

It's also International Magic Week! Take home some magic books from the Children's Room, or visit the website below for several easy magic tricks to perform! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Meet the Playaway View!

Meet our Playaway View!

The View is a portable, durable, rechargeable hand-held video player, pre-loaded with 4 episodes of Sesame Street. Great for car trips! Visit the library or call the Children's Room at 742-7606 for more information or to reserve.

Playaway View Features:

  • Portable
  • Includes a head-phone jack and speakers
  • Convenient
  • Pre-loaded content; no internet or downloads needed
  • Durable and Scratch-Resistant
  • Made with kids in mind
  • Multiple Videos
  • Each View holds hours of great content, bundling curated content just for you
  • Chargeable! Simply use the included standard AC Adapter

Borrowing Rules and Fees for Playaway View:

  • Adults (18 and over) may borrow the Playaway View.
  • Library card in good standing required.
  • Borrower contact information confirmed at checkout.
  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • One renewal
  • Overdue Fines:  $2.50/day
  • Charging plug replacement fee:  $15.00
  • Playaway View Replacement fee: $100
  • Playaway View may not be returned in the book drop.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The Children's Room is always busy and our books see a lot of use. If a book is not put back in its correct place, it can be lost for a very long time. That's where you come in!

An Adopt-A-Shelf volunteer is responsible for straightening, organizing and maintaining a designated section of the library (don't worry - we'll train you). YOU can help make it possible for our patrons to find the books they are looking for. Volunteers should be able to commit to a 3 month "adoption" period, for at least one half hour every 2 weeks. For every completed term of our Adopt-A-Shelf program, the Children's Room will add a nameplate dedicated to the volunteer on one of our new books or audiovisual materials.

The Adopt-A-Shelf program makes a great family activity! Stop by or call the Children's Room to find out more about this great volunteer opportunity!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Son Of Neptune

Rick Riordan's The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus) has just the library at 742-7606 or visit our Online Catalog to reserve! While you wait, check out the Heroes of Olympus website, where you can get a sneak peek of the book and download the first chapter on audio...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Mask Craft

Wednesday, Oct 26, 4:15 PM

Make your own Halloween mask! We'll provide papier-mache masks, markers, crayons and embellishments - you provide the creativity! Great for a Halloween costume. For grades K+. Registration is required and begins October 12. Visit our EVENTS PAGE or call 742-7606 to register. Limited to 12 children.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Children's Room KINDLE!

The Children's Room Kindle is now available! Call us at 742-7606 or visit our CATALOG  (search for KINDLE and choose the J/KIN KINDLE) to place your reserve. The Kindle checks out on an adult card for one week. 
The Children's Room Kindle is preloaded with lots of great kids' books. The following are the titles currently on the Kindle, and we will be adding more!
  • The 39 Clues (Cahills vs. Vespers): The Medusa Plot by Gordon Korman
  • The Anne of Green Gables books by L.M. Montgomery
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
  • The Book of Dragons by E. Nesbit
  • The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Dogs in the Dead of Night (Magic Tree House) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Football Genius by Tim Green
  • Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows
  • Judy Moody, Girl Detective by Megan McDonald
  • Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park
  • The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus) by Rick Riordan
  • The Magnificent 12: The Call by Michael Grant
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  • The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter
  • The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

Monday, September 26, 2011

Banned Books Week

Each year during the last week of September libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment. This year Banned Books Week runs from September 24 - October 1.

The American Library Association compiles a list of the top ten most challeneged or banned books each year. Over the past ten years here are some of the children's books that have made that list:

* Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
* Scary Stories series by Alvin Schwartz
* Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey
* And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
* Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes
* The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
* In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
* Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
* Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
* Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Did any of your favorite books make the list? Aren't you glad we have the freedom to read what we want? Here at the library we think it is worth celebrating. Visit the Banned Books week website @

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Inheritance is Coming!

Inheritance, the fourth and final book in Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle hits the shelves on Nov. 8! While you wait, reserve your copy from the library's catalog , and refresh your memory by re-reading the first three books in the series: Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr. Also take a look at The Inheritance Almanac: an A to Z Guide to the World of Eragon (JNF 813.6 MAC) and Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia (JNF 813.6 PAO).

Last but not least, watch the book trailer for Inheritance!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Materials in the Children's Room

The Children's Room has some fabulous new materials for you to take home! Check out a new Geronimo Stilton title (The Amazing Voyage: the Third Adventure in the Kingdom of Fantasy), Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, new picture books by Rosemary Wells (Love Waves) and Eve Bunting (Pirate Boy), and some great new DVD titles. And coming soon - a Children's Room Kindle and a Playaway View!

Monday, September 12, 2011


September 13 is Roald Dahl Day! Mr. Dahl, author of such fabulous books as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda (and many others) was born on Sept. 13, 1916 in Llandaff, Wales. Did you know that he coined the word "gremlin"?

This year, however, is particularly special because it is the 50th Anniversary of one of Roald Dahl’s best loved stories, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH!

Visit the Children's Room and check out our Roald Dahl book display and take home a "scrumdiddlyumptious" book by Roald Dahl! 

You can also: 
 1. Wear something yellow (Roald's favorite color).
 2. Give someone a favorite book - wrapped in newspaper and tied up in string, just like Roald used to do!
 3. Tell a silly joke - Roald loved swapping these with his kids!
 3. Write your own Revolting Rhyme.

Find out more ways you can celebrate Roald Dahl Day at the official Roald Dahl Website.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Babygarten is a fun and exciting program for children ages 0 to 2 and their caregivers! 

Babygarten runs in multiple 6-week sessions during the year, and requires registration for each session.  Space is limited!
  •  The next 6-week session begins on Tuesday, September 13 @ 10:15 AM - the dates are as follows: Sept. 13 & 20; October 4, 11, 18 & 25. Registration is open!. Call 742-7606 to register.
What is Babygarten?
  • Infants and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs and books, but also get a chance to make fun projects that demonstrate the children's developmental milestones - usually a homemade toy or a baby book item.
  • Many projects and activities will emphasize the importance of reading to babies and parents will learn how to do this most effectively.
  • The class concludes with a free play period.

The program includes:

Nursery Rhymes and Songs – Infants in the womb are soothed by the ever-present beat of a mother’s heartbeat. Babies of all ages still respond to a steady beat no matter what form it takes – rhymes, music, windshield wipers, dishwashers, etc. Rhymes also provide interesting repetition of the sounds we use in everyday language. Using familiar rhymes on a regular basis encourages your child to make sounds and eventually form first words.

Book Sharing – We’ll read books in unison (yes, the same ones over and over!) and the librarian may recommend books that are most popular with babies. For infants, a book represents the closeness of being held and the soft sounds that come from a familiar person. Eventually, they will understand how a book “works” and that the black squiggles somehow correspond with the sounds the reader makes. These are all pre-literacy skills that better prepare your child for a lifetime of learning.

Parenting Information – Questions about infant development and parenting often arise during the Babygarten program. We welcome your questions and will do everything we can to help you find answers. Sometimes the best source is the person sitting next to you on the floor!

Handmade Toys and Mementos – The playthings that babies enjoy most are always the least expensive ones. You’ll have the opportunity to construct simple, effective toys from items we all have around the house. Also, to help you remember the fleeting moments of your child’s babyhood, we’ll make some items that are perfect for grandparent gifts or the baby book.

Free Play Period – At the end of each session, we’ll do what we THINK comes naturally to all caregivers. Playing is how babies learn and your involvement can enhance their enjoyment and enlightenment. It’s fun to see how other people play and how babies respond to each other. This is where some of your best discoveries will originate – either through observation or conversation (with babies and adults!).

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sept. is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! If you don't already have a Booth & Dimock library card, then September is a great month to get one - get a special treat (kids only) just for getting a card!

Also, if you haven't already, "LIKE" the Booth & Dimock Memorial Library's Children's Room facebook page ( during the month of Septemebr, then visit the Children's Room for a special prize...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Latest Coventry E-Blast (9/1)

Coventry Storm Clean-up Update 9-1-2011
Thursday, September 01, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Drinking Water is available free at Capt. Nathan Hale Middle School lot. (Additional ice has been requested but is not yet available…If we get some it will be next to the water truck…two bags max.)
September 1:  Pasta Dinner at 5:00 Coventry High School Cafeteria provided by UCONN Women Basketball (600 meals).
Showers are open at Coventry High School 6:00 A.M. to 9:00 Thursday and Friday & 6 A.M. to 1 P.M. on Saturday and Sunday.  Enter through the Auditorium entrance on side.  Bring own towel and toiletries.
Food waste (only) will be accepted at transfer station free of charge Saturday between 9 A.M. and noon.
Brush and limbs (only) will be accepted free of charge at Town's South Street Extension Gravel pit (Turn onto South Street Extension from Main Street and continue straight past Miller-Richardson ball fields down the hill, turn right into the pit.  Look for directions to pile).  No town wide brush pick up is planned.  Do not place material at road edge.
The boil water order only applies to the Pilgrim Hills neighborhood due to a construction accident, not related to the storm.
Limited meals ready-to-eat and bottled water will be available at pasta dinner.
CLP is predicting at least 1,000 households in the lake area may have power restored tonight.   In the Northern end of town CLP is estimating 99% restoration by Sept. 2.  and 100% BY Sept. 3. Please call CLP at 1-800-286-2000 to report your outage and track the restoration projection.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coventry E-Blast


No school 9/1 & 9/2. Showers available at CHS 6 AM-9PM through Monday 9/5. Water truck available at middle school parking lot – bring own containers. Trash pick-up on normal schedule (no Labor Day collection). Extra food waste disposal can be brought to the transfer station Sat. 9 AM-noon. Transfer station open extended hours Thurs 11 AM-6PM and Sat. 9-3 for demolition debris at regular rates. Brush to Town gravel pit off So. St. Ext. at no charge.

Free Community Pasta Dinner to be held Thurs. 5 PM at CHS cafeteria by UConn Women’s Basketball Team -- meet team & Geno Auriemma. Call 860-742-5324 if special transport needed to dinner. Power outages expected to continue for several days. Cell phone charging available at Town Hall and Booth & Dimock Library, and WiFi zone in Town Hall & Booth & Dimock Library.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We're Open!

Yes, the library is open today! Come and down and check out some books, toys and puzzles to keep everyone entertained, or use our computers! We also have outlets you can use to charge your phones.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Stock Up On Books!

Yeesh - looks like some bad weather for the weekend! We suggest stocking up on books - no batteries or electricity required for reading them! We're open today, Friday,  from 1 PM to 6 PM. We are not open this Saturday. This is your last chance to check out some great materials to help you get through the weekend! 
Stay safe!

Monday, August 22, 2011


Congratulations to our One World, Many Stories summer reading program participants! You've read an amazing 2,722 hours this summer! That's over 113 days of non-stop reading! Way to go! We're very proud of you all - don't forget to keep reading....

The summer reading program has officially ended, the Grand Prize Raffle has been officially drawn, and prizes will no longer be available...however, if you have earned a free book (20 ovals filled in on your Reading Log) and haven't yet claimed it, you may still do so in the next few weeks.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

End of the Summer Reading Program!

It's hard to believe, but today is the last day of our summer reading program! The Grand Prize Raffle drawing will be held tomorrow (Friday, August 19). You do not have to be here to win! The winner will be notified by phone. We hope that everyone had a fantastic summer - all of our participants did a fantastic job! Don't forget to keep reading....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday Movie Matinee:

Beat the heat this Friday, August 12 and join us for a showing of Rio (Rated G). Bring your own munchies! No registration is required.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Book Lover's Day is August 9!

Book Lover's Day is Tuesday, August 9! What better time to visit the library and take home some fab books. Stop by the Children's Circ Desk and ask for a special bookmark to help you celebrate the day...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Drumming About You

We hope everyone has been having a fabulous summer! It's certainly been super-busy here at the library. We want to remind our summer reading program participants that there is still time to do a lot of reading - the program ends on Thursday, August 18. That is the last day to bring in your reading logs, choose prizes, and enter the grand prize raffle!

We're celebrating the end of our summer reading program with a program called DRUMMING ABOUT YOU (for kids and families) with Bob Bloom at 2:30 PM on August 18. Rock, roll, sway, boogie and swing with Bob Bloom and some of the world’s favorite drums and percussion. Everyone will get the chance to play the drums! For all ages. Registration is required - call 742-7606 or visit our EVENTS page to register.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Geronimo Stilton Party

Moldy mozzarella! We still have spots open for our Geronimo Stilton Party this Thursday, July 28 @ 2:00 PM (ages 6 and up). Call 742-7606 or visit our Events Page to register. Get a head start on the festivities by reading (or re-reading) the books. Did you know that there are also Geronimo Stilton graphic novels? Find them in our Graphic Novel section! First, take a look at the graphic novel book trailer below...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Animal Embassy: Talk to the Animals!

Animal Embassy: 
Talk to the Animals!
Tuesday, August 2 @ 11 AM

Travel around the world with a unique group of rescued animals from around the globe. Meet live Animal  Ambassadors and enjoy stories of world travel. For ages 5 and up. Registration is required - call 742-7606 or visit our Events page to sign up online.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday Movie Matinee:

Beat the heat this Friday, July 22 and join us for a showing of Pete's Dragon (Rated G). Bring your own munchies! No registration is required.

Monday, July 11, 2011


We're ecstatic (that's a fancy word for really excited) about our Fancy Nancy Party this Wednesday, July 13 @ 2 PM (for ages 4 and up). We wanted to remind everyone attending to dress in their fanciest attire (yes, Moms, Dads, Grandmas, etc. too)! To get in the mood, watch this fabulous video with author Jane O'Connor and illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday Movie Matinee: This Friday, July 8 @ 2 PM we are showing Scooby-Doo: Camp Scare (No rating). No registration is required. Bring your own munchies!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

 We hope everyone has a great Fourth of July weekend! The library IS open on Saturday, July 2, so you can come on down and stock up on books, DVDs, and books on CD for the long weekend.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Look what we did today!

We made super-cool squish art masterpieces!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

African Masks Take Over Library!

Walking, talking African masks took over the library today!

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Come on down to the library - there's a lot going on! Can't get here right away?

Visit to register for summer reading, find booklists, play games, and register for events.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Who is Nigel the Roaming Gnome?
The Summer Reading Program starts tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28! The theme is One World, Many Stories - and beginning tomorrow, you can register online, find booklists, sign up for programs, play games and more by visiting Look for the Summer Reading Link! Or visit the library to register...we've got a lot going on this summer!

Friday, June 24, 2011


We're gearing up for a great summer! Our Summer Reading Program (One World, Many Stories) begins next Tuesday, June 28. Beginning June 28, you can sign up in the library or register on our website ( You'll be able to download a Reading Log and a Gov.'s Summer Reading Challenge Journal, find some great book suggestions, and play some fun games on our website, too!

We've got a lot of great events going on at the library this summer - check out our EVENTS PAGE.  You can register for most programs online (or call the Children's Room at 742-7606).

We can't wait to see everyone!