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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

September Kid's Newsletter

Lucy Robbins Welles Library | 95 Cedar Street | Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: 860-665-8700 |  Fax: 860-667-1255

We are happy to introduce you to our new form of communication, using the services of our new web provider. As you may have noticed, the Town and the Library have moved to a new and improved web site.  We hope that you like them!  You will now receive email news through this service, rather than through Constant Contact.

Take a look at the web site by clicking on the banner on top of this page or by going to: 
www.newingtonct.gov/library.


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Get Custom E-Mail Notifications


If you want to change or add email notifications to receive library information, click on the image  Get Connected, then select Notify Me.  You can sign up to receive monthly news and events emails for: all ages, adults, teens, and/or children's.  You can also sign up for events  calendar notifications for each of the categories. You may sign up for email notices regarding library board meeting agendas and minutes, library building/renovation agendas and minutes and many more town-related news items.  Once you sign up, you will receive an email from listserv@civicplus.com asking to confirm your subscription. You must click on the link to be added to email notifications that you have selected.  If you have any questions, contact Diane Durette at 860-665-8700 or ddurette@newingtonct.gov.

You can call to register for programs.
For Adult or Teen: 860-665-8700
 For Children's: 860-665-8720 


September is
Library Card Sign-Up Month!


Calling all children from birth through 8th grade who live in Newington! Come to the Children’s department anytime in September to sign up for a library card and receive a free goody bag (new registrants only).


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Play with Us!

Tuesdays
September 5, 12, 19 and 26
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.


Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Movers and Shakers
A Musical Storytime

Tuesday, September 5, 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high-energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


kids playing instruments

Just a Story and a Song!

Wednesdays, September 6 and 13, 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.


kids singing

Jr. Cookbook Club

Wednesday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we read The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.  Later, we will make our own edible spiders!  Junior Chefs in grades K-2 may call to register beginning August 23.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


kids dressed as chefs


Family Storytime

Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ’round.


bunnies reading books

Pajama Music

Mondays
September 11, 18, 25 and October 2
6:00 p.m.


Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music together.  We will sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, and listen to great music that will get you moving and dancing.  Finally, we will wind down with a bedtime story.  Come join the fun!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


kids and music trip

Dahl’s Birthday Fun!

Tuesday, September 12, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Come celebrate Roald Dahl's Birthday with cake, games and crafts. Please call to register children in grades K-6 beginning August 29.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


roald dahl book covers


Cookbook Club

Wednesday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday to Roald Dahl!  To celebrate, we will make one of his “Revolting Recipes” based on his many stories.  Chefs in grades 3-6 may call to register beginning August 30.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


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Tales to Tails

Saturday, September 16, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session
reading to a certified therapy dog. Beginning September 2 please call to register.
Sponsored by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts, Inc.



dog reading

Fall Drop-in Weekly Storytimes

September 18 - November 16

Our regular fall weekly storytimes for ages 9 months through 6 years.  To choose the right one for your child, pick up a detailed schedule in the Children’s department or check our webpage.


lion and cat with books

Stories and Art

Tuesday, September 19, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for children ages 2–4 and a caregiver.  Please call to register beginning September 5.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


artist brushes and pallet

Tales to Tails

Tuesday, September 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Children who love dogs or need to boost their reading skills may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to Jessie, a certified therapy dog.  Please call to register beginning September 5.
Donated by Kerrie Lurate.


child reading to dog

Summer Reading Recognition Assemblies

Wednesday, September 20, Anna Reynolds and Elizabeth Green Schools
Friday, September 22, John Paterson and Ruth Chaffee Schools


Children who read for 200 minutes or more for Build a Better World will receive a certificate at special school assemblies on these days. All students will enjoy a performance of comedy and juggling by Bryson Lang.
Assemblies funded by the PTA/PTOs of Newington Elementary Schools.


build a better world

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club

Wednesday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.

Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


chess set

Cinema City

Thursday, September 21, 1:00 p.m.

Curl up and watch a newly released movie in the comfort of the program room.  Snacks will be available.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.


movie ticket

Building with LEGO® Bricks

Saturday, September 23, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.



legos

Lucy's Kids Blog

Visit Lucy's Kids Blog from the Lucy Robbins Welles Children's department in Newington, CT. Our blog will keep you up to date with the happenings in the Children's department. In addition, we will post recipes from our very popular Cookbook Club series, Nutmeg Book Award information, reading activities, craft ideas, and more.

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The Friends of the Library sponsor many of these programs.  If you would like to become a member of the Friends, please click on the image and you will be taken to the Friends' page.  Thank you!

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