Exciting Children's Department News!
Here at the Essex
Library, we love planning programs for the month of October. The air is
crisp, our fall collection morphs into circulation and spooky
decorations begin to appear in the Kid's Room. This year, we anticipate a
special visit from local author Peggy Schaedler where she will visit to
promote her first book Dagger and Dash. If her name rings a bell,
that's because you might know her as the current media specialist at the
Deep River Elementary School. She's written an exciting debut about
eleven year-old detective Amanda Dagger and her teammate Freddy Dash
(the class clown and school detention pro.) "The two uncover more than
they bargained for when they set out to find a friend's scrimshaw
medallion that has disappeared under very suspicious circumstances." We
encourage young students to visit and see what it's
like to become a writer! She'll be sharing her work and autographing
books on Saturday, October 13th at 10 a.m. We also plan to host a family
night on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. The Essex Library and Essex
Historical Society are teaming up to present a ghoulish guided graveyard
tour of the Riverview Cemetery. Younger children are invited to remain
at the library with our Children's Department staff to watch It's the
Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. We can't wait to see you this fall!
We have five new computers in the children's department! For a long time, we've been nursing along a set of older, slower computers. This month, thanks to the Friends of the Essex Library, you can stop in to check out our new setup. Students and parents should know that these new computers will be formatted with the Microsoft Office Suite and will have the ability to recognize removable devices.
As you may have heard, the Region 4 School District will no longer accept paper publicity from nonprofit organizations. This means we won't be sending library program flyers home to you through your child's classroom. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience! Please be sure to utilize our website and monthly Librar-E-Lations newsletters for upcoming program information. We will also be posting events on the community announcements link on the region 4 school district website and you can find program updates on the Essex Library Facebook page.
Please call to register or register online below as our programs fill up quickly.
If you have any questions please feel free to call the Library at 860 767-1560 or e-mail the Children’s Librarian.
*Please note: All children under the age of 12 must be supervised by a parent or guardian while visiting the library.
Children’s Author Event - Dagger & Dash!
Saturday, October 13th, 10-11 a.m.
We’re very excited to host this author event and book signing with Peggy Schaedler, children’s author and school media specialist extraordinaire! Mrs. Schaedler, of the Deep River Elementary School will be here to present her new novel Dagger and Dash: The Scrimshaw Medallion. She’ll talk about what it’s like to be a writer and will take questions from students about her new characters Amanda Dagger and Freddy Dash.
Mad Science Society - Halloween Edition
Thursday, October 18th 3:30-4:30 p.m.
It's Creepy and its Crawly
Polymer is unique because it has qualities of both solid and liquid. It acts as a liquid when you pour it out of a container, but behaves as a solid when pressure is applied to it. Join us for a Mad Scientist Society Halloween Spectacular where you can make and take your own spider or glitter slime!
Graveyard Tour & Family Night
Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m.
Join the Essex Library and Essex Historical Society for a ghoulish guided graveyard tour of Riverview Cemetery. Young children are invited to remain at the library with our children's department for a showing of It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Parking for this event will be at Town Hall. Registration for this event is required. Call the Library at 860-767-1560, sign up online, or email Jessica.
To reserve a space at any of our YA activities, call the Library at 860 767-1560 or email Jessica.
Help us celebrate Teen Read Week (October 14- October 20) by filling out a "Recommend a Book" slip for a prize. Our submission box and blank entry forms will be in our Young Adult Department starting on the 14th. You can also submit a recommended book to our blog.
Interested in making your own digital book trailer? We've got an even bigger prize for you! Submit it to Jessica at email@example.com by Saturday October 20th and you'll be in the running.
The Junior Friends of the Essex Library help to plan and promote programs, work on community service projects, raise money for the Library, and read with younger students. The Junior Friends also meet to discuss favorite movies, music, web sites and enjoy snacks and games at the Library on a monthly basis. Check out our blog for news and updates.
Junior Friends Recruitment! (ongoing) Join today and spread the word to interested friends! If you would like to become a Junior Friend, please visit the Library for more information or check out the "Want to Join?" page on our blog.
Looking for Junior Friends Points?
You are cordially invited to help with any of our most current and ongoing projects. These include:
Need a good book suggestion?
Teen reviews have been posted! Visit our new YA blog or come in to check out the new book review binder labeled "Read This!"
Included are the top 25 teen nominations for 2011, the Nutmeg List
among many 2011 awards for audio books and DVDs. Don't leave empty
Want to share a good book? Feeling especially passionate about something you’ve just read? Come in and visit. We’d love to add your video or written reviews to our selection. You never know whose life a good book will change for the better. Visit Riley Sullivan’s newest video review here.
Are you in need of community service?
Or just willing to help out?
Jessica is looking for a few volunteers to help keep the YA corner in tip-top shape! Over the past few months we've had a rise in teen readers which is wonderful! The books are flying off the displays faster than we can replace them. If you're a lover of YA literature or just want to help out, let her know. If you or anyone you know might be interested in either situation, email Jessica.
Check Out the Essex Library's New Teen Space Blog!
Need reliable (and last minute) research help? The CT Digital Library is here for you! Don't forget about Iconn.org where you can find articles and information that you can trust. If you're in need of a little project help, please visit the Children's department for an Iconn tutorial. We're always happy to help!