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.