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THE SPRAGUE PUBLIC LIBRARY

NEWSLETTER MARCH 2007

The Public Library Serving the Town of Sprague, Connecticut

Library Page Speaks at the State Capital Kristin Elliott, who along with 6 other local teens, was originally hired by the Town of Sprague’s through Cool Runnings, a Federal grant administered by the Norwich Department of Youth and Family Services, spoke to legislatures at the State Capital on February 2, 2007. Patricia Dix and Ray Hulten, the Administrators of the grant, asked Ms. Elliot if she would be willing to speak in front of the Committee who acquired the federal grant on behalf of those who benefited from last summer’s program in the hope of reinstating the program next summer. Ms. Elliott told the Committee how with this funding the Town of Sprague was able to hire high school students to work at the Recreation Department and help with their summer programs, as well as at the Sprague Public Library and help with the reorganization of the Children’s Room and the Young Adult Section of the Library. Ms. Elliot spoke of how vital this program was not just to the Town of Sprague, but to communities and teens from

around the state. Ms. Elliot spoke of how she personally had benefited from the program, about the development of job skills, her increased confidence as she acquired these new skills, and how important it was for her to have this opportunity to earn money for college. Ms. Elliott who will not be able to participate in the program after she graduates from the Norwich Free Academy in June, asked that to

Tina and Lynn Guy Lori Hendershot Carla Holman Christine and Kord Jablonski Christina Kettle Joyce Leffingwell The Lumpkin Family Tyler Plante

Since last March, when we reopened, we’ve added almost 3000 items to the Library’s Collection. Many of these were donations. I’d like to thank

Jusinta Thomas

Denison and Helen Allen

Claudette Williams

Dolores Arpin

Atheana Brodeur

for their generous gifts. I would also like to thank all of you who made donations to the Library and who wish to remain anonymous. Your gifts have given the Library collection greater variety.

Elizabeth Calderon

1776 to 2006 – Come and

Michael Arpin John Briggs

Theresa Carr Kristen Elliot Susana Filiatrault

Kathryn Waterman Richard Waterman

welcome back Historian Pat Rowley as he continues his series of discussions on the events of 1776 with a discussion of A Great

Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012 http://www.ctsprague.org/Library.htm.


Improvisation, Franklin, France and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff on January 11, 2007 at7 PM.. Please call 860-822-3012 to register. Coffee and dessert will be served. Winter Break Programs –It’s December 26th, and your family is already bored with their new toys…so bring them to our Cool Crafts and Stories at 1 Pm each day during the break. For ages 6 and up.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006 -- Mail Call! – Note Cards - Need to send an extra special “Thank You”? Want to design your own invitation for your New Year’s Party. Come in, and Kristen will show you how to create your own cards. Wednesday, December 27, 2006 – Holiday Decorations Christmas might be over, but New Years Eve is only a few nights away. Come make some decorations to make your New Year’s Celebration more colorful and festive.

Thursday, December 28, 2006 – Mail Call (2)! - Envelopes – Come in and learn the art of using ordinary paper, or recycle maps and wrapping paper, to create a unique envelope for your thank you note cards, or a special place to keep treasured letters and photographs. Saturday, December 30, 2006 – Sit and Stitch for Beginners – Bring in a skein of yarn, and a pair of knitting needles (wood, size 15 is recommended for easy handling), and learn to cast on, the basic knit and purl stitches, and begin creating a winter scarf.

Saturday Book Club! Once a month, beginning January 11, 2007, Megin Sechin will host a series of Book Discussions. On January 11, the Club will discuss one final 2007 Nutmeg Nominee. After pizza, and discussing the novel “Macaroni Boy” by Katherine Ayres, you’ll be able to cast your vote for your favorite Nutmeg Nominee. Registration is REQUIRED for this program. A new series of Tooddler and Pre-School Programs will begin at the end of January. Please check our web site for further details.

NEW@SPL!!!! NEW DVDs

Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) Christmas in Connecticut Christmas with the Kranks Elf My Family and Other Animals Da Vinci Code Little Miss Sunshine Superman Returns

New Books Blood and Thunder by Hampton Sides The First World War by Hew Strachan Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson Thunderstruck by Eric Larson The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins H.R.H by Danielle Steele Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier

Young Adult Books 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer The Boy in The Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams River Between Us by Richard Peck

Kids Books I Love you a Bushel and a peck – Rosemary Wells The Day I swapped my ad for a Goldfish Neil Gaiman Little Red Hen – Jerry Pinkney Gone Wild – An Endangered Animal Alphabet – David McLimans All Because of a Cup of Coffee – Geronimo Stilton

Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012 http://www.ctsprague.org/Library.htm.


LIBRARY HOURS Beginning September 2, 2006 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

LIBRARY STAFF Barbaranne Warner Susan Buchman Kathryn Waterman Kristen Elliot

LIBRARY BOARD MEMBERS Joann Lynch - Co-Chair Alicia Smith - Co-Chair Lois Chzanowski – Secretary Barbara Baldino – Treasurer Helen Allen Heather Jakan

Check out our web site for additional information.

Sprague Public Library, 76 Main Street, Baltic, Connecticut 06330; 860-822-3012 http://www.ctsprague.org/Library.htm.


March 2007 Newsletter