Summer Reading Program 2021

Date posted: June 2, 2021, 9:07 am

Beginning June 1, get wild about reading with Tails and Tales! This summer, we are excited to offer a new way to track the time you spend reading: READsquared.  Visit online or download the READsquared app to log your reading virtually. Readers of all ages can unlock badges, learning games, and other missions for even more…
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Books on Mindfulness

Date posted: December 1, 2020, 2:56 pm

Looking for some books to help you focus on mindfulness? This list will give you a good place to start.

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Explore Social Justice and Systemic Racism

Date posted: November 18, 2020, 5:51 pm

A collection of books about social justice and systemic racism available on ebook and audiobook.

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Podcasts on Gratitude

Date posted: November 14, 2020, 11:49 am

Are you looking for more to help you reflect this month? All these podcasts can be found on your preferred podcast platform. Be Grateful Anyway – Brent Bass This short, bi-weekly pod set to fun jazz music shares stories of thankfulness and living life to the fullest. The Gratitude Podcast – Georgian Benta Over four…
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Books on Gratitude

Date posted: November 7, 2020, 4:25 pm

Looking for some books to help you reflect during the month of gratitude? This list will give you a good place to start.

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Read, Learn, and Connect Oct 30

Date posted: October 30, 2020, 10:00 am

Mark and Becky talk about the library’s plan for service moving forward. They also talk about digital services, safety protocols that the library is following, and two new services that are coming soon: Circulating WiFi hotspots and circulating museum passes for Dawes Arboretum.

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New Movies, Music, Comic Books, and more!

Date posted: August 7, 2020, 9:31 am

Did you know you can find new materials from the all the libraries in our system using our catalog? When you’re browsing for materials, just click on “New Titles” or “On-Order Titles” to browse all the latest offerings available to you. Then place holds right from those lists!

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Parasite is here! Also, other movies

Date posted: January 14, 2020, 11:27 am

There is something for everyone in new movies this month! Check out Terminator: Dark Fate, Queen & Slim, Arctic Dogs, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Last Christmas, Dark Waters, Midway, and more.

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New Music, New You

Date posted: January 14, 2020, 11:03 am

We have a lot of new music for you this month including new music from Kesha, Camila Cabello, Fall Out Boy, Selena Gomez, Of Montreal, Louis Tomlinson, and more.

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New YA, New Year

Date posted: January 7, 2020, 12:54 pm

Wondering what to read in the new year? How about the history, fantasy, humor, romance, and more found in these new releases in YA?

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 29

Date posted: June 29, 2019, 10:30 am

Stranger Things party is today! Teen programs are going well during the summer—look for a program on making your own Guardians of the Galaxy style earbud holder on Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 pm. Also coming up, an “Out-of-this-World” Drive In Movie program—kids make their own cardboard rocket ship and then watch a movie.

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A Few More New June Movies

Date posted: June 22, 2019, 11:09 am

Step right up! Dumbo is coming soon. Also hitting the shelves is Alita Battle Angel, Okko’s Inn, Pet Sematary, the final season of Game of Thrones, and more.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 22

Date posted: June 22, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky and Shannon talk about summer reading, a new downloadable audiobook service that is coming soon, and Wands and Wizards Weekend. There will be a Stranger Things party at the Main Library on June 29 and a program to introduce Instant Pot cooking at June 30.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 15th

Date posted: June 15, 2019, 10:30 am

Becky shares some exciting news about Kanopy Kids and talks about downloadable audio books available for free with your library card through Overdrive and Hoopla—perfect for summer road trips! Judith gives a shout out to the Summer Reading Program sponsors in the village of Baltimore.

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 8th

Date posted: June 8, 2019, 10:30 am

Judith Cosgray, Baltimore Branch Manager, shares information about upcoming summer programs at the Baltimore Branch. Becky gives a special thank you to State Senator Tim Schaffer for his support of libraries in the proposed state budget. Plus, it’s the last day to see Assisted Living: the Musical.

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New June Music

Date posted: June 3, 2019, 4:01 pm

Avicii, Madonna, Rammstein and more in new music soon to be found on our shelves!

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New June Movies

Date posted: June 3, 2019, 3:50 pm

Summer is coming and so are these hot new movies and tv shows including Us, Captain Marvel, Teen Spirit, Her Smell, Ramen Shop, The Quake, Killing Eve Season 2, Isabelle, The Good Place Season 3, Broad City Season 5, and more!

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Read, Learn, and Connect June 1st

Date posted: June 1, 2019, 10:30 am

Special radio guest and Garett Players Director Marilyn Steiner talked to Becky about the upcoming Assisted Living: the Musical production. The pair also discuss the Summer Reading program: A Universe of Stories, and Becky recommends a course for anyone looking to brush up on their business etiquette.

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Playaway Launchpads

Date posted: February 17, 2017, 2:13 pm

Introducing Playaway Launchpad – the kids only learning tablet that both kids and adults will love.

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Hoopla Digital

Date posted: January 19, 2016, 12:37 pm

The Fairfield County District Library is proud to offer you the Hoopla Digital service!  3-Step Sign-Up Download the App or go to Hoopla Digital. Log in with your library card. Borrow free digital movies, music, eBooks and more with no late fees! Each patron is currently allowed 8 checkouts per month, with the Library having a daily…
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Donate to the Library with Amazon

Date posted: July 9, 2015, 2:32 pm

Want an easy way to help the library? If you use Amazon, by accessing it through this link you can sign up and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the Friends of the Library! It’s the same Amazon you’d get through, Amazon Smile just lets you easily contribute to a cause…
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Dog Tales, now by appointment!

Date posted: February 18, 2015, 12:35 pm

Dog Tales is now by appointment! The new format for this program will be a twenty minute block of time where a child can read one-on-one with our canine volunteers and their owners. This change will enhance the benefit to literacy skills for beginning readers. Reading one-on-one will give struggling readers a chance to practice their skills in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

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Free Technology Classes

Date posted: January 30, 2015, 1:02 pm

You can book a librarian for a computer class or to learn how to download digital book to your mobile device here at the library. Learn in a relaxed 45-minute to one hour session at your own pace.

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Adaptive Toys

Date posted: January 29, 2015, 2:02 pm

Adaptive toys are toys that are either made especially for children with special needs, or are “off the shelf” toys that are adapted to meet the needs of children with disabilities.

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Day Care Kits

Date posted: January 28, 2015, 11:55 am

Day care theme kits are available here at the library on topics such as adoption, feelings, dinosaurs, pets, and more.  Each kit contains 10-12 preselected items related to a particular theme appropriate for use with preschool-aged children.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Date posted: January 26, 2015, 4:10 pm

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages parents to read 1000 books with their preschool-aged children before they go off to kindergarten.

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Hold It!

Date posted: December 11, 2014, 12:26 pm