Thursday, November 30, 2006

Playaways arrive in the Children's Dept.

Our first shipment of Playaway digital children's audio books is just about ready to circulate. Look for classic titles such as Charlotte's Web, Where the Red Fern Grows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Island of the Blue Dolphins; as well as modern favorites Hoot, Inkheart, Eragon and Eldest. If you ask, an earbud will be supplied at your first checkout - but any headphones you would use for an mp3 player or other audio devices will work!
p.s. you DON'T need to return the earbud! :)

Curious Creatures a SUCCESS!

Over 120 kids and kids at heart enjoyed the
Curious Creatures presentation at the Library on Saturday November 25.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

New Additions To Our Collection

Sit back, relax, and take a look at the brand new additions to our collection. If you see an item you are interested in, you can click on "Check Availability". A new window will open; you can see if the item is on the shelf or checked out. If it is checked out to someone else, you can place a hold on it using your library card number and your PIN (if you don't know your PIN, try using: changeme). Or, call our Information Desk (665-8700) to reserve a copy of the item.

Sue S.

America the Beautiful: Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

TODAY Dec 4 @ 7:00 p.m.

Join Christine Apruzese, Newington resident, avid traveller and chairperson of the Newington Greenways Alliance who will present a slide show of some of the more scenic views in our country together with tips on talking road tripswith dogs and on traveling alone. Handouts will include maps of routes, names of motels/hotels and general travel tips.

No reservations required.


Newington Information Packet - 2007

Be one of the first to see the Newington Information Packet. Download the PDF of the 2007 edition today! The Packet is a profile of the Town of Newington. New residents use it to familiarize themselves with the town. Real Estate agents share it with prospective clients. And longtime residents refer to it to keep up with changes in the town.

If you like the packet thank the Lucy Robbins Welles Library Information Services Department.

Download it today!


Monday, November 20, 2006

Photos from the Fall 2006 Parent Child Workshops.

Watch for information on our Spring Parent-Child Workshops.

Connecticut History Online

Jeanette Mercure, Head of Circulation/Collection Mangement and Vicky Chase attended a presentation on digitial collections. Check out Connecticut History Online to see what the State of Connecticut is doing to digitize collections.

- vicky

Friday, November 17, 2006

Focus Group -

Have you used iCONN?
Would you like to share your experiences?

The group will meet at the
Lucy Robbins Welles Library in Newington, CT.
December 5, 7:oo p.m.

The focus group will consist of approx. eight iCONN users and a neutral, third-party facilitator from the Center for Social Research at CCSU. The focus group will last approx. 60-90 minutes. As a thank you for your time you will be given a $40.0 gift certificate for

Contact Sharon Brettschneider

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Telebration 2006 - Saturday, Nov. 18

Tellebration is a worldwide storytelling event.
Come to the Lucy Robbins Welles Library
and listen to storytellers
Sara deBeer - Aaron Greenberg
Keith Hughes -- Carol Mon -- Paul Recker

Reacquaint yourself with the magic and art of storytelling

Advanced tickets $8.00
At the door $10.00
You can pick up tickets
at the Adult Information Desk at the library.

- vicky