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Library Hours

Monday 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12 noon-4 p.m.

Thursday 2 p.m. -6 p.m.

Friday 12 noon – 4 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Closed Sundays

Voluntown Library Catalog

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Library Holiday Closings:

Monday, September 5, 2011 (Labor Day)

Monday, October 10, 2011 (Columbus Day)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 (Election Day)

Friday, November 11, 2011 (Veteran’s Day)

Thursday, November 24,  Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26, 2011 (Thanksgiving holiday)

Saturday, December 24 & Monday, December 26, 2011 (Christmas holiday)

Saturday, December 31, 2011

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Saturday Morning, after speaking with Christelle Lachapelle, and then Billy Roberts, Design Producer for Extreme Homemakeover at Voluntown for the Girard Family Extreme Makeover, I initiated an effort for an extreme community quilt for the Girard Family. I was given the go ahead by Mr. Roberts after being given a color scheme for a bedroom, and began meeting with interested women at the library. As of Tuesday night, the quilt top is complete. Photos available on my facebook – Deborah Fleet threadbee@sbcglobal.net.

Here is the link for the article in the Norwich Bulletin this morning: Exteme Community Quilt Project

Today, Terry Allard is laying out the quilt face, the fill, and the signed backing at the Voluntown Town Hall to baste the piece together so that we can begin and finish tying the quilt/coverlet Wednesday evening (tonight) when the library closes at 6 p.m. til ?

Deborah Fleet, Library Director, Voluntown Public Library

 

Quilt Top - Finished! ready to make "Quilt sandwich"

Quilt Top - Finished! ready to make "Quilt sandwich"

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This is it folks, one of the busiest and most popular program that our library offers: Walk in Christmas Crafts for kids – ages 5 and up. (If you have a younger child, they may attend providing you give them your full attention and assistance). It is happening today, December 2, at Voluntown Public Library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!

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Summer Reading closed with a fabulous party – refreshments, prizes and great entertainment by Jay Mankita performing The Day the Library Went Wild.

Jay Mankita Voluntown Library August 2008

Jay Mankita Voluntown Library August 2008

It was awesome. Not only did Jay share some wonderful tunes, great guitar, entertaining lyrics ( hmm, a twist of some old favorites, cleverly disguised!), and a remarkable Voyager fueled in part by recycled used vegetable oil – yes the stuff that fries your fries at the fast food joints, but Jay also spent some time with the older kids, the teen volunteers, and let them play his guitar! His is a clip of Jake and Dan playing his guitar.

(Videos require signing into facebook).

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A few weeks ago, local teen group “Sonnie” performed for the end of summer TV jam and appreciation bash. It was a loud and wonderful time at the library that rocked the books, the staff and patrons. Teens enjoyed music, refreshments (pizza, soft drinks, cookies) and each other’s company as well as received prizes for volunteering throughout the summer. The library summer reading program highly appreciates the teen volunteers and what they do to make the program a huge success at Voluntown Public Library. Bravo!

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It seems I just wrote about the start of summer reading, when BAM! here it is, the end again. It has been a whopping success! 77 children completed the program reading a GRAND TOTAL of 2,124 books read with each youngster reading anywhere from 1 to 176 books! 30 children were read to in the read-to-me program at total of 1,131 books. The remaining 47 readers read 993 books for themselves. Awesome! Tuesday night is library night at Dodd Stadium and I can’t wait to see the Defender’s. Em and Jake will man the desk at VPL for the evening. The rest of us should be there.
Don’t forget Friday is the closing event with Jay Mankita and his Veggie Voyager. Participants are bringing refreshments. Be sure to bring a blanket, or lawn chair, hat, whathaveyou. Bring your camera! See you there.

More later!

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