New Milford Public Library Newsletter
Happy Summer! June 2012
In This Issue
Letter From the Director
Another Busy Summer at NMPL's Children's Department
Summer Reading 2012
Summer Programs for Children
Teen and Tween Programs for the Summer
There Is Summer Programming for Adults, Too!
Those Mysterious Internet Resources
Funding from the FRIENDS of NMPL

Letter From the Director - The Most Famous Poster in the World

by Carl R. DeMilia

 

James Montgomery Flagg contributed forty-six posters for the war effort as the United States entered World War I. His most famous and most easily recognizable poster depicts Uncle Sam, index finger extended with the caption "I Want You for the U.S. Army". The poster was originally published as the cover of Leslie's Weekly on July 6, 1916.

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Dear Peggy,

Hello again and Happy Summer! As always happens, summer is a very busy time for us! We're hard at work planning all kinds of programs which we hope will be fun for the whole family!! So please read on and let the fun begin!

Another Busy Summer at NMPL's Children's Department

by Sue Ford, Head of the Children's Department 


It's almost time for the 2012 summer reading program to start at NMPL! This year our theme is "Dream BIG - Read!" and there will be plenty of programs and great books to keep you busy.  The first day to sign up for our special programs (see schedule in this newsletter) is June 18th, starting at 10:00 AM. The reading program starts on July 2 and runs through August 10. Full Story

Summer Reading 2012
by Sue Ford, Head of Children's Department

 

Soon it will be time for summer reading fun at NMPL!  This summer we invite you to join us for "Dream BIG - READ!" at NMPL's Children's Department starting July 2. When you register, you will receive a reading log and a game sheet.  Full Story

Summer Programs for Children
by Sue Ford, Head of Children's Department

Click here to see the Schedule for the Summer Programs and the Special Programs being offered. Registration begins on June 18th!!   

Teen and Tween Programs for the Summer

by Val Fisher, YA Librarian

 

Come join your friends from Grades 5 and up and have a great summer at the library. Click here for the full schedule. Registration starts June 18th!

There Is Summer Programming for Adults, Too!

by Sally Tornow, Public Services Librarian

 

This is going to be a very visual summer!  First of all, on Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm, join us as Simon Melzer, movie memorabilia and movie collector, shares his collection of Tarzan movie mementos.  The presentation will be followed by a screening of Tarzan Escapes (1936) as it was meant to be seen in its original film format: 16mm !!  How many of you can say you've seen a 16 mm film?!   

Those Mysterious Internet Resources

by Peggy Ganong, Library Technology Coordinator

 

When you go to the library's web site, you enter onto the index page. In the blue banner across the top is a listing of the major sections of the site. Labels such as Children, Teens, Adult, Reference and About Us are pretty obvious and understandable, but what are those mysterious Internet Resources?

 

Well, if you click on the Internet Resources link you will be directed to a page that lists the following categories: 

SAT and ACT Practice
by Margaret Kistinger, Information and Reference Librarian
 

Do you know a high school student who is preparing to take the SAT or ACT during the upcoming school year? New Milford Public Library is offering them an opportunity to take a free practice exam on Saturday, July 14th. The test will be held from 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM in Memorial Hall. Students are asked to arrive by 9:45 AM and to bring #2 pencils and a calculator. The library will provide refreshments.

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Annual Book Sale
 
 
The FRIENDS of New Milford Public Library are having their annual Book Sale. It will be held at the New Milford High School from July 12 through July 15.

10 Things I Love About an NMPL Card

by Sally Tornow, Public Services Librarian
 

  1. I can take my card on a trip and use it at any CT public library.
  2. I can enter the number at reQuest catalog and request any book and have it sent to NMPL, just for me.
  3. I can download an audiobook to listen to on my mP3 player, iTouch, or iPhone at OneClick digital.
  4. I can download an eBook to my Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad, or Android device through NMPL's website at Blio

Click here for the full list

NMPL Genealogy Group Meeting

by Margaret Kistinger, Information and Reference Librarian

 

The next meeting of the NMPL Genealogy Group is scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 10th at 6:00 PM in Memorial Hall. Local author, Christina Eriques-Cerullo will present her recently released book, "Our History in Stone: the New England Cemetery Dictionary". This comprehensive pictorial guide to grave carvings contains over 300 photographs from cemeteries across New England. Journey from Maine to Connecticut and discover the meanings behind the markings as well as information about the artists who created them.

Funding from the FRIENDS of NMPL

by Anne Adams, President of the FRIENDS of NMPL 

  • AWE Early Literacy Station
  • Books for Babies
  • Children's DVD collection
  • Foreign films
  • NOLO: on-line legal reference and support services
  • The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England Reference Set
  • Prizes for Adult Winter Reading Programs & Jr. Summer Reading & Wii Programs
  • Village Fair Days sponsorship
  • Yarn for Special Olympics scarves

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Well that is a lot of information, but don't forget, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call.  Anyone on our friendly, helpful staff will be happy to answer your questions. See you soon! 
Sincerely,
 

NMPL
New Milford Public Library