Archive for the ‘2009’ Category

Sign up for Summer Reading begins Thursday June 18 @ Voluntown Public Library. Remember, the library will have activities for all ages, and looks to be an inspiring, inventive, and unique summer with the theme. Look for  programs, author visits, crafts, reading fun, music, and more at Voluntown Public Library. Readers, and their younger siblings are invited to take part.

Reading is essential for children to retain what they have learned from school over vacation. Without fun reading through the summer, learning can leak away making it harder to get back on target when school resumes.

This does not need to be dull and dreary. Let your child choose books that stimulate their interest, even if it is not at their grade level. This is summer afterall. Let them have fun. Encourage them to try to be creative and teach themselves something new – such as cartooning, cooking, gardening or even telling jokes. Perhaps they can explore the myriad of new nonfiction books to explore the lives of artists, presidents, and many others. Even if your child prefers a comic book or a graphic novel, let them read it. They ARE reading, and that is what counts as keeping the learning leak from occuring.

Since the theme is to be creative, check out the huge collection of crafting, and art books for all ages. Take the time to show your child a creative skill that you learned as a child from a grandparent or someone else. You will find that it will reinspire you and fill you with satisfaction at passing creative knowledge to your children. And don’t forget, let them catch YOU reading.


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 Upcoming Spring Events at Voluntown Public Library (updated 4-06-09)

 March – Art Month! See the display of artwork by Mrs. MacBride’s art class students from Voluntown Elementary School in the Library display case. It will be here a little while longer!

April is Poetry Month!

April 1 Wednesday – Young Writer’s – 5 – 6 p.m.

April 7 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.

April 7 Tuesday – Knitters and Crochet Group 6 – 7:45 p.m.

April 9 Thursday – Library Board of Trustees meeting – 6 p.m.

April 21 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.

April 21 Tuesday – Knitters and Crochet Group 6 – 7:45 p.m.

April 25 Saturday 11 a.m., Tuesday April 28 6:30 p.m. adult program: Extreme Home for the Girard Family – ”A Chronology of Project 615, Voluntown Connecticut “ with  author  David P. Schulze, AIBD, Nationally certified in Building Design by NCBDC. Each identical session is limited to 30 attendees, please choose the time that best suits you. Mr. Schulze’s books will be available at the program for purchase.

April 29 Wednesday – Writer’s Group – 7:15 p.m.

May 2009

May 5 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.

May 6 Wednesday – Young Writer’s – 5 – 6 p.m.

May 14 Thursday – Library Board of Trustees meeting – 6 p.m.

May 19 Tuesday – Story Time 10 a.m.       

May 27  Wednesday – Writer’s Group – 7:15 p.m.       

May 30 Saturday at 12:30 James Adams will present Cedar Flutes, combining history with art as well as story telling. 


Other events TBA

 Summer Reading Theme – Be Creative @ Voluntown Library begins Thursday June 18, 2009. If you have a program idea or a creative skill you would love to share with the community, and especially the youth, for this summer, or anytime, contact Deborah Fleet or Sharon Geer at Voluntown Public Library, 860-376-0485, vltnlib@yahoo.com Don’t be shy, sharing your skills and knowledge is a great way to promote community and volunteerism in our town.

 Many thanks to the library staff and volunteers who have helped at the library during my recent absence/injury. I am hoping to be back in full swing soon.

Deborah Fleet

Library Director

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Voluntown Library is one of 200 libraries in the nation to receive this collection of 50 translated books including fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, historical, and Manga. We are one of 6 libraries in Connecticut receiving this grant. The others are Franklin, Canterbury, Hartford, Rowayton, and Suffield. They should arrive at Voluntown Library soon.

Click here for more  information about the Japanese books we are receiving through the grant from ALA and Toyota Corporation. There is a list of the libraries receiving the books, and a pdf link for the book titles we will receive.

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