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With the recent grant of $1,000 from Jewett City Savings Bank, close to $3,000 from the Friends of Voluntown Library, funds from Voluntown Library, and $500 from the Pachaug Grange, Voluntown Library will soon offer web access to what is in the physical library in the very near future. The future is almost now!

Last year, the library webpage moved its home to the town websiteVoluntown Library  and has built its web presence in Facebook .

Now the library is pleased to present a web accessible catalog for our patrons. Watch this space because in the very near future as you will be able to see what you have checked out, and find books on the shelves at Voluntown Library. Right now you can see what the library owns. Soon, you will be able to reserve an item from the comfort of home.

Deborah Fleet, Library Director

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Tuesday Story Times for this spring are as follows: April 6, April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 8, 2010 for children ages two and up. Social time is at 10 a.m., and story time begins at 10:30 a.m. Space is limited. Sign up now.

“Make Waves @ Voluntown Library” Summer Reading will begin in mid to late June.

For more information about these programs, call Voluntown Public Library at (860) 376-0485. It’s time for Spring Reading! Be sure to visit us to see what we have to offer for your reading, listening and viewing needs. The library offers a wide variety of books, movies on DVD and VHS, audio books on tape and CD, and music CD’s. Library Homepage  Come see our new Circulation Desk!

Voluntown Library

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This past year I have been so busy with posting on the library’s page on facebook, and building the new site at Voluntown.gov, that I have badly neglected the library’s blog page. We have recently revamped the library’s circulation area with a  “new” desk (courtesy of Bridgeport Public Library), and a new storage unit for staff use. Then on the emergency end, the library had to close a few days in January due to a lack of heat, and most recently our newly installed main doors were damaged by the wind, and cannot be used at the moment, and the library basement flooded. Now, on to the events that are of interest to you…

Events at Voluntown Public Library

Library Holiday Closings: Monday, May 31, 2010 (Memorial Day); Monday, July 5, 2010 (Independence Day Observed)

Library Board of Trustees Meetings Thursdays March 10, April 8, May 13, June 10, 2010 @ 6 p.m.

Young Writer’s Group – Wednesday March 3, 2010 @ 5 p.m. For teens and young adults.

Nutty about Knitting, Crazy about Crochet   

 ~ Tuesdays March 30, and April 13, May 4, 2010 @ 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Bring your needlework, and enjoy a social time of chat,and needlework. Future dates for 2010 to be discussed. This group enjoys creating gifts, as well as items to donate (such as blankets for the Project Linus). In January, feel free to bring your Linus blanket projects to work on.

Story Time – Story Time Tuesdays @ 10: 30 a.m. (Social time 10-10:30 a.m.) March 23, April 6, 2010. Ages 2 and up. Space limited to 12 children. Spring Story time begins April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 8, 2010.

Connecticut Author Eileen Kaplan 

Author Eileen Kaplan

“Laughter is the Breast Medicine” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday March 16, 2010. Eileen is a breast cancer survivor and an Awareness Advocate who mentors women dealing with health and physical issues associated with breast cancer and its aftermath. Throught her diagnoses and treatments for breast cancer, she discovered that Laughter is the Breast Medicine. Laughter helped her to heal her body and her mind. Call the library for information.

Writer’s Group, Wednesday, March 24, April 28, May 26, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m. Group meets the last Wednesday of the month at the Voluntown Public Library. Do you dabble in poetry? Do you journal, or are you working on a story? Interested I meeting other aspiring writers? Writers of all ages are welcome to attend.

Call 860-376-0485 for more information.

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