New Milford Public Library Newsletter

December 2012
In This Issue
Ken Burns Is Coming, Ken Burns Is Coming!
A New Mobile App - Boopsie
Winter Programs
Children's Programs
Tax Time
Teen Programs

Ken Burns Is Coming, Ken Burns Is Coming! 

by Carl R. DeMilia, Director


This is the official kick off to "Our New Milford, an American Town" which is a month-long program focused on the history of New Milford and will be held May 1-24, 2013. A variety of speakers and program topics are scheduled and will be open to everyone. Many of the programs are designed for people of all ages and the majority of them will be held here at the library.


The FRIENDS of the Library, with other supporters, are sponsoring the appearance of our special guest speaker KEN BURNS on May 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the New Milford High School auditorium. 


Ken Burns is best known for his award winning documentaries on PBS which include "The Civil War", "Baseball", "Jazz", "The National Parks", "The War", "The Dust Bowl" and "Mark Twain". Mr. Burns is an accomplished story teller who recounts the history of this country and its people in a very personal manner.


Mr. Burns will present "Sharing the American Experience" in which he will look at the timeless lessons of history and the enduring greatness and importance of the United States in the course of human events.


Current details concerning all of the programming, including dates, times, locations, speakers and topics will soon be available on the library's website: www.newmilfordlibrary.com


Please continue to check the library's website for updated information as the programs get closer for registration dates and procedures.
Dear Peggy,

First, we would like to wish you the happiest of holiday wishes! We hope that you have a wonderful, happy and peace-filled Christmas/ Hanukkah season with friends and family!
Secondly, please read on to see the fun we have in store for you for the coming new year. We hope you will celebrate 2013 here at NMPL!
Happy New Year!!
A New Mobile App - Boopsie
by Peggy Ganong, Library Technology Coordinator

Want to renew a book or place one on hold? There's an app for that. Want to know the library hours or locations? There's an app for that. Check out your account? There's an app for that. Find out what programs are happening at the Library?  There's an app for that, too. Now available is one-click access to library information from your internet-capable phone.


The New Milford Public Libraryhas just launched Boopsie, a mobile app to put the library at your fingertips.  From your mobile phone you can instantly tap into NMPL library resources, anytime, anywhere.  Full Story  
Winter Programs
by Sally Tornow, Public Services Librarian

NMPL has many programs coming up, in addition to our regularly scheduled ones, but first I want to mention two services we offer that you may have missed and also one upcoming new one.


Are you looking to learn something, but don't want to pay for a course on it? We offer over 500 FREE instructor-led courses on pretty much anything you might want to learn. It's called Universal Class and you can access it 24/7 online through our website with an NMPL library card.


The other service we offer is downloadable ebooks, also through our website. It is now available on Nooks and Sony Readers, as well as the Kindle Fire, iPad, iPhone, any pc, and android devices. 

Right away, starting January 3rd, Adult Winter Reading will be back!  Full Story 
Children's Programs
by Sue Ford, Children's Services Librarian

Children and families can beat the winter blahs by joining us for some fun at NMPL for our special winter weekend programming.


All programs are free, but you need to register either at the NMPL Children's Department in person or by phone at 860-355-1191, ext. 204. Full Story

Tax Time
by Margaret Kistinger, Reference and Information Services Librarian 

It's that time of year again! As tax season approaches patrons will be asking for forms and tax related information such as instruction booklets. The following bulletin was sent from the IRS to NMPL Reference: 

"The IRS is aware of the great interest in the 2012 tax forms, instructions and publications, and therefore, is shipping tax products as they become available. Please note that instruction booklets may arrive weeks after tax forms this year. The IRS website at www.IRS.gov is the most up-to-date source for federal tax products and information.


Forms will appear on the website before printed copies are available. Patrons wishing to print copies from the IRS website may do so from our computer stations for 15 cents a page. Full Story
Teen Programs
by Val Fisher, YA Services Librarian

The Young Adult Council is planning several events throughout the year. Keep up to date by liking our Teen Facebook page



Here is the list of our ongoing programs: Full Story 

As you can see, we are busy trying to bring all the new and exciting programs and services to you, the patrons of our community. So keep warm and hope to see you at our fun times here at NMPL!

New Milford Public Library