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NEWSLETTER JULY 2008 The Public Library Serving the Town of Sprague, Connecticut

Summmer is finally here!! There are so many events at the SPL this summer, they won’t all fit in the newsletter. If you want to find out what else is happening at the SPL, visit our web page – http://www.ctspragu Summer Reading Game - Summer 2008 I Spy… A Reader in the Library!!! Rebecca Reyer is back for her th 14 year – organizing a variety of activities for kids of all ages at the SPL!! Read at least 8 Books to meet the Reading Goal.

July 8th 1 PM Vanilla Swirl

Variety Show and Flea Circus

~~~~~~~~~~ Back - by Popular Demand -

Connecticut Invents hosted by Patrick Smith of the Museum of Connecticut History Connecticut Invents is a hands on program for children who the 4th or 5th grade. The program celebrates Connecticut inventors and inventions while letting the kids become inventors themselves. Hands on activities allow the young inventors to create their own Connecticut invention using simple materials such as straws, tape, pencils and paperclips. This 60-minute program will be held in the Grist Mill on July 10, 2008 at 11 AM. Maximum group number per program is 25 children. There is no fee for the program, but registration is required.

Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 11 AM

Join us for Comedy, Magician with Chick Kelman Tuesday th

July 15 , 1 PM

Science Sense-ations Join Cheryl Blum on

July 17, 2008 at 1:00 PM

Science Sense-ations is geared for grades 1 through 4, but people of all ages enjoy the experience, including the adults! Music is one of the things that makes Science Sense-ations different from other science programs. Scientist and performer Cheryl Blum introduces each topic with an original song to spark an interest as well as reinforce some concepts. There are dramatics, there are tricks, and there are lots of unique things to get kids involved in the activities. The program runs 90 minutes to 2 hours, includes all three topics (chemistry, light, and sound), and is limited to 20 participants. This program allows for the highest amount of hands-on activity. For these small groups there will be souvenirs for each participant. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012

Jugglers Delight & Unicycling with Craig Wise July 22nd 1 PM ~~~~~~~~

Summer Fun Fair –

Games and Crafts and Prizes – Saturday August 16, 2008 from 11 AM until 2 PM

Summer Reading Finale SPL 14th Annual Ice Cream Social!

Each Tuesday and Thursday at 11 Am Join us for a Special Story Time. Each week will include something special – a short movie, a craft, songs .. Come and joint he fun!

6 PM to 8 PM Summer Reading Prizes will be awarded including books, baseball tickets, and Ice cream sundaes!

GAMES! GAMES! GAMES! Every Wednesday afternoon escape from the heat, and relax in the Grist Mill with your friends as you play your favorite board games! 2 PM Wednesdays until August 13

July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 and August 5, 7, 12, and 14.

Teen Nights at the Library!!!

The SPL’s 3rd Annual Star Gazing Event with the Astronomical Society of New Haven

Special Wednesday Nights @ the Grist Mill Join Mrs. Reyer and crew Wednesday Evenings at 6:00 PM for a series of fun Competitions  Library CSI  DDR

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fun for ALL!!

Competitions  Guitar Hero  Library Idol Wednesday Nights July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 2008 Sign –ups aren’t necessary, but will be useful in planning pizza and prizes!

Saturday August 23, 2008 at 8 PM

Sprague Public Library Thanks the Following Businesses for Donating Gifts and Prizes for Our Summer Reading Games Occum Pizza Buddy’s Dugout Kohl’s in Lisbon Lisbon Wal-Mart Lisbon McDonald’s Connecticut Defenders Friendly’s in Norwich Dairy Queen

Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012

LIBRARY PASSES The Sprague Public Library offers a variety of museum and amusement sites in Connecticut & Rhode Island either free of charge or at a discounted price. You must be a resident, of Sprague, over 18, and have a valid library card to check out passes. The Children's Museum of SE CT- Niantic, CT This pass allows free admission for up to four people, admission discounts to special exhibits and events, & a 10% discount in the gift shop. The Connecticut State Parks and Forests - This pass allows free admission for one private passenger vehicle carrying fewer than 12 passengers entrance to any Connecticut State Park or Forest Recreation area. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - Mystic, CT. NEW!! This pass allows 4 people FREE admission to 10 miles of hiking trails as well as the nature center. Florence Griswold Museum -Old Lyme. This pass allows free admission for 4 people. Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration- Mystic, CT This pass allows a discounted admission, $4.00 off per adult & $3.00 off per child for two adults and two children. Maritime Aquarium- Norwalk, CT This discounted admissions pass is good for $2.00 off a Combo Ticket (Aquarium and IMAX) for up to 6 people. Children under 2 are admitted free. The Roger Williams Park Zoo- Providence, RI This pass allows discounted admission for any combination of four adults and/or children. Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art- Hartford, CT This pass allows free general admission for up to two adults and two children under age 17. It does not include special exhibitions and annual fundraisers. Please note that these passes are for the entire community and upon checking those out you are required to bring them back the following day when the library opens. Failure to do this will result in a $25 fine. Please call ahead if you know that you would like a pass so the librarians can put your name on the list. Thank you.


has been able to purchase some wonderful new Tween and Teen titles for your enjoyment. As the following list shows, we purchased titles for pure pleasure reading nothing educational. Come in and browse these new summer reads and choose one, or more for relaxing on the long, hot, muggy days!

Fancy Nancy, Bonjour Butterfly Fly, Little Bird Junie B., First Grader, Dumb Bunny Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express Dairy of A Wimpy Kid, Roderick Rules Magic Tree House - Dark Day in the Deep Sea Maddigan’s Fantasia The Absolutely True Diary of A PartTime Indian Septimus Heap, Book Four – Queste Warriors - Dark River Warriors Field Guide - Secrets of the Clan Warriors – Outcast Warriors – The Warriors Return (manga) Willa by Heart Nancy Drew, Girl Detective, Graphic Novel #5 the Fake Heir Miki Falls #3 – Autumn Get a Clue – Operation Golden Scepter Get a Clue – The Treasure of Blackbird Rock Three Good Deeds The Case of the Missing Marquess, an Enola Holmes Mystery The Penderwicks on the Gardam Street The Key to Rondo The Titan’s Curse The Jaguar Stones: Book One Middleworld Climbing the Stairs

Just in time for summer reading, the Lumpkin Family donated $250.00 in gift certificates from Bank Street Books in Mystic! Thanks to their generosity, the SPL Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012

LIBRARY HOURS Monday – Closed Tuesday – 10 AM to 8 PM Wednesday – 12 PM to 5 PM Thursday - 10 AM to 8 PM Friday – Closed Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM Sunday – Closed

The Library will be closed Saturday July 5, 2008 and will re-open Tuesday July 8, 2008 at its usual time.

The Library will be closed from August 24, 2008 until September 2, 2008. LIBRARY STAFF Barbaranne Warner Kathryn Waterman Kristin Elliott Miriam Drew LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS Joann Lynch Co-Chair Alicia Smith - Co-Chair Lois Chrzanowski – Secretary Barbara Baldino – Treasurer Helen Allen Heather Jakan Christian Mueller

Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012

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