Monday, February 28, 2011

National Tooth Fairy Day is Feb. 28

It's true! National Tooth Fairy Day is Monday, Feb. 28! The Booth & Dimock Library has got some toothsome (pleasant, attractive) books about this famous fairy - check them out before, like baby teeth, they're gone! Don't forget to visit , The FIRST Tooth Fairy online, with dental hygiene tips, dental hygiene links and the going price of a baby tooth!

Some of our favorite tooth fairy books are:

My Wobbly Tooth Must Not Ever NEVER Fall Out
by Lauren Child

Gone With The Wand
by Margie Palatini

Tabitha's Terrifically Tough Tooth
by Charlotte Middleton

What-the Dickens: The Story of a Rogue Tooth Fairy
by Gregory Maguire

Toot & Puddle: Charming Opal
by Holly Hobbie

Junie B., First Grader: Toothless Wonder
by Barbara Park

I Lost My Tooth in Africa
by Penda Diakite

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday & Read Across America Day on March 2!

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."

The National Educational Association's Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Visit for great activities, videos, booklists and all things Seuss! Stop by the library and make your own bookmarks or doorknob hangers, or color some Dr. Seuss coloring sheets!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Book Time With Ronald McDonald!

Book Time With Ronald McDonald has been rescheduled!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20 @ 2 PM
(April School Vacation Week)

A blend of music, magic, puppets, sound FX, storytelling and lots of reading examples from Ronald’s own book collection. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with Ronald! For all ages. Registration is required. Space is limited.  Registration begins April 6. Call 742-7606 or register ONLINE.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February Vacation Events - Postponed!

Since the February school vacation has been canceled, the library has canceled the following events:

Book Time with Ronald McDonald (will be rescheduled for April Vacation week)
Treasure Chest Craft (will be rescheduled)
Farm Friends Book Club (will be rescheduled)
Movie Matinee at the Library (will be rescheduled for April Vacation week)

Stay tuned for our rescheduled dates - we will post them as soon as we know them!

Monday, February 14, 2011


The votes are in!
From the Nutmeg Book Award Committee: 
 The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies tops this year’s Intermediate list and Unwind by Neal Shusterman took the Teen level honors for the 2011 Nutmeg Book Award.  This award encourages children in grades 4-8 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.  Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL), the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of 2 teen readers, children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.
Almost 27,000 students from 408 schools and libraries voted in total. 4,215 students picked Davies’ story as their choice, while 1,536 teens chose Shusterman’s novel as their favorite. Gordon Korman's Swindle, and The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd, earned second place honors in the Intermediate and Teen categories, respectively.Visit for more info!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 22 @ 2 PM
(School Vacation Week)

A blend of music, magic, puppets, sound FX, storytelling and lots of reading examples from Ronald’s own book collection. Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures with Ronald! For all ages. Registration is required. Space is limited.  Call 742-7606 or register ONLINE

Monday, February 7, 2011

In Memoriam: Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques, beloved British author of the Redwall series of books, passed away on Feb. 5 at the age of 71. You can read a brief bio about Mr. Jacques at The Redwall books have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, and have been published in 28 languages. The Rogue Crew, another Redwall novel, is scheduled for publication in May of this year.

Read all about the wonderful Redwall books at the official Redwall Website.

You can check out the Redwall books from the library! They are fantastic adventure tales of good versus evil, and feature walking, talking animals such as otters, squirrels and mice. They are geared toward ages 9 and up, and many grown-ups are big fans! For fans who may not already know, the books were also made into an animated TV series spanning 3 seasons (Redwall, Mattimeo, and Martin the Warrior). You can check out Seasons 1 &2 on DVD from the library.

The books (in order written) are:

Redwall (1986)

Mossflower (1988)
Mattimeo (1989)
Mariel of Redwall (1991)
Salamandastron (1992)
Martin the Warrior (1993)
The Bellmaker (1994)
Outcast of Redwall (1995)
The Pearls of Lutra (1996)
The Long Patrol (1997)
Marlfox (1998)
The Legend of Luke (1999)
Lord Brocktree (2000)
The Taggerung (2001)
Triss (2002)
Loamhedge (2003)
Rakkety Tam (2004)
High Rhulain (2005)
Eulalia! (2007)
Doomwyte (2008)
The Sable Quean (2010)

There is also a Redwall cookbook! It's called The Redwall Cookbook, and can also be checked out from the library.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil
 Well, today is Groundhog Day, and it seems that neither Punxsutawney Phil (the nation's official weather-forecasting groundhog) nor Chuckles (CT's own) saw their shadows - which means an early spring! Hmm. Rather hard to believe considering the current conditions, but good news!

Visit the official website of Punxsutawney Phil to learn more about the history of Groundhog Day and to watch a video of Phil in action!