Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers — in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
We are now able to accept debit and credit cards for payment of fines, lost materials, copies and the purchase of non-resident library cards.
Julia Alvarez will accept the 2017 Sarah Josepha Hale Award August 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at the Library Arts Center. She will read from her work, answer questions and sign books. Morgan Hill Book of New London will have copies of several of books for sale that evening.
There are no eclipse glasses left here at the library! We will have more on Monday, August 21, so you can view the eclipse here with us and also create sun cookies and play some eclipse trivia!!
…or a hop!
Simon Brooks hopped his way into our hearts and delighted the audience at the Summer Reading finale this afternoon! A total of 183 children signed up for summer reading, and altogether we read close to 1300 hours (with reading charts still pouring in!).
The summer reading prize cart will linger on through next week, so bring back the rest of your reading charts and keep reading! We are so close to meeting our 1400 goal!