Ex Libris

Once upon a time a books were cherished, kept forever and day, and catalogued at home with beautiful printed bookplates (or ex libris) printed with the owner’s name and a fanciful image of some sort which were pasted to the […]

Poetry Out Loud!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Connecticut Office of the Arts to support 2018 Poetry Out Loud, a free high school program which encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry […]

Connecticut Authors Trail

The Connecticut Authors Trail is back! Twenty-five libraries will host twenty-five authors starting July 6 in Franklin and will wrap up September 14 at Mohegan Sun. Passports are available free at participating libraries throughout the summer as a guide to the […]

Helen Sheehan Book Prize

Elephant Rock Books is accepting manuscripts for full-length YA novels for its Helen Sheehan Book Prize. The deadline is June 30, 2017, so if you have something suitable, now is the time! The 2018 Sheehan YA Book Prize is a […]

Summer Reading 2017

Reading well takes practice, practice, practice — especially for children! Summer is when reading loss often occurs. Other things are going on – sleep away summer camp, vacation with family or friends, cook outs, day camps for swim, soccer, computer, […]

Route 1 Reads

About Route One Reads Connecting the 2,369 miles of U.S. Route 1 from Ft. Kent, Maine, to Key West, Florida, the Route One Reads initiative is a partnership between 16 affiliate Centers for the Book to promote books that illuminate […]

We’re Moving!

In just a few more days we’ll be in our new headquarters off of Main Street in Middletown. We are sad to leave our old location, but excited to be closer to the restaurant scene downtown! (We’re all a bit […]

Studio 170

This is soooo cool. Danbury Public Library has developed a brand-new recording studio called Studio 170 with the support of the Friends of the Danbury Library. What could you do with it? Record your own podcast Record a music or […]

The Winners Are In! 2016 National Book Awards

Fiction Colson Whitehead The Underground Railroad Non-Fiction Ibram X. Kendi Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in Amerca Poetry Daniel Borzutzky The Performance of Becoming Human Young People’s Literature John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell March: […]

Storybook Trail in East Lyme

What a cool idea! East Lyme’s new Storybook Trail combines reading with physical fitness. Launched in September, the trail is a walking path around the perimeter of Samuel M. Peretz Park in Bridebrook with pages from a picture book laminated […]

Little Free Library

You may be wondering: What’s a Little Free Library? Very simply, it is what it says on the box: A tiny free neighborhood library. These libraries are colorful, and usually imaginative, little structures, set up on a pole in a […]