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We would like to send out a special thanks to Santa and Mrs. Claus, for making such an effort to get to Stonington on December 12. The children had a wonderful time and really enjoyed a little one on one time with the big man himself. Everyone loved Mrs. Claus’ rendition of The Night Before Christmas and we hope they will be able to stop by again next year.
Registration for Spring Story time will begin February 1 and our Drop In Read and Play will continue through the second week of February. Our fifth annual Children’s Opera will be a performance of Hansel and Gretel by UConn Opera Outreach on February 6, 2 pm at the Stonington High School Auditorium. During February school vacation week we have two special events planned, a Fancy Nancy Tea Party on February 18 and the Denison Pequot Nature Center will be presenting a program, “Where Do Animals Go When It Rains” on February 19. This program will tie in with the One Book Every Young Child initiative that the southeastern Connecticut libraries are taking part in this year. The book chosen is Nancy Tafuri’s, The Big Storm.
Spring story times will begin in March and continue through April 9. We’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making our own lucky Blarney stones and during April vacation, we hold our second “Green Creations” week. The COMO has also invited the Library to participate in their Australia Day on April 13. We have a May Day Basket craft on April 29 and we’ll make Mother’s Day cards the week of May 3 – 8.
Our summer reading program is coming up fast with its themes of water and waves. We will open the “Stonington Surf Shop” during the summer reading program and welcome any donations you or your business would like to make, whether monetary or merchandise we can use in our store or for the Basket Raffle. Registration opens on June 21!!
Calling All Teen Volunteers!
We are looking for our Teen Volunteers to help us out this summer. This “TV” program gives our volunteers real work experience and they can earn community service hours at the same time! The opportunity is open to students entering sixth grade or older who would like to work in our air-conditioned Children’s Room for one or two shifts weekly. We are flexible with family vacations, but we do want volunteers who can commit to at least 4 weeks between June 21 and August 6. Creativity, good math skills, and excellent organizational abilities are appreciated and applications are available on-line at stoningtonfreelibrary.org