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Library News:

The latest updates from Your Friendly Neighborhood Library

Monday, April 7, 2014

Happy Spring!

Spring has finally sprung. The Library's spring hours are as follows:

Monday and Wednesday: 10:00-8:00
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10:00-6:00
Saturday: 10:00-1:00

Holiday Closings:
Good Friday- Friday, April 18 
Easter Saturday - Saturday, April 19
Memorial Day - Monday, May 26

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Art Show and Reception for Student Artists


Please join us to view the wonderful works of art created by the The Hale-Ray High School Foundation in Drawing Students, whose instructor is Deborah Batt. The students' works are on display at the East Haddam Free Public Library until March 28th. To celebrate, we will have a reception at 6:00 pm on March 19th. The pastel drawings, which are inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud (famous for his paintings of sweets), are sure to stimulate your appetite - so bring yours along:The Friends of the East Haddam Free Public Library will provide refreshments.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Jelly Bean "Guess and Win" Contest

The Friends of the East Haddam Free Public library are sponsoring a jelly bean Guess and Win contest. "Guess the number of jelly beans in the jar. If you're the winner, you'll take them home in your car! Along with 2 rubber ducks of your choice!" One guess per library visit, please. Come in, make a guess, place your name and phone number in our Mr. Jelly Beans container, and guess again the next time you visit the library. There is no limit to the number of times you guess.

The jelly beans jar is downstairs in the library's children's section. Contest ends April 16. Have fun, and good luck!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Student Art Show

We are happy to present the first in a series of art shows featuring works created by East Haddam's talented students. This month, the High School Foundation in Drawing Students have their works on display. The works are inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud, who is famous for his pastels of bakery sweets. Each student chose a photo of a favorite food and used it as the model for creating a  soft pastel drawing.The drawings are beautiful, and they will be on display in the downstairs area of the library from March 1st-28th. There will be a reception for the artists some time this month, to which the public is invited. The date is yet to be determined, so please check this blog often for updates.

In upcoming months we plan to show works by the middle and elementary school students. 

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Movie Night Cancelled

Sorry for the inconvenience, but tonight's Terrible Thursday Feature has been cancelled. :(

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Closed for President's Day

The East Haddam Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 17 in honor of Presidents Day. Please have a safe and happy holiday!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Introducing Kids' Korner at your Friendly Neighborhood Library

Parents and guardians of young children often have busy lives. Therefore, it's difficult for them to attend scheduled library programs for very young children. However, we often receive calls from people who would like to see such programs at the library. In the past we have attempted to do so, but no matter what days and times we tried, they could not suit everyone (of course). So we have decided to think outside the schedule and set up an area loaded with books, games, puppets, art supplies and puzzles for children of all ages. Parents and guardians are invited to visit the library any week day from 10:30-5:00, and Saturday from 9:30-12:30, to enjoy interactive playtime with their children in the Kids' Korner section. It is located in the Easy (story book) section of the Children's Library. We only ask that adults put puzzle pieces, etc., back in their boxes and books back on the shelf before leaving the library. Thanks, and have fun!

Our regular Story Hour for children 3-5 is still very much in session. However, the days have changed. Tuesdays are full to capacity, so we are offering Wednesdays on a bi-weekly basis. Here is the schedule for 2014. Please mark the dates on your calendar.

Story Hour with Grandma Beth
Jan. 8th & 22nd
Feb. 5th & 19th
March 5th & 19th
April 2nd & 30th
May 14th & 28th

We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Early Closing

The Library will be closing at 4:00 on Thursday, January 2nd. Weather related late fees will be waived. Please be safe.

Let it Snow!

With winter weather on it's way, now is a good time to post the library's inclimate weather closing policy.

The Library closes in extreme weather situations or in the event of long-term heat/power outages. Closings will be posted on the blog, facebook, and as soon as possible. It is always a good idea to call ahead if you're unsure. If no one answers, that's a pretty good indication that the library is not open.

Please stay warm and stay safe, and call us if you have any questions (860) 873-8248. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Happy Holidays

The Staff of the East Haddam Library System wish you the happiest of holidays. Thank you for giving us the greatest gift of all, your love and support.

Happy Holidays!

Library Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve - Closed
Christmas Day - Closed
Day After Christmas - Closed
New Year's Eve - 10:00-4:00
New Year's Day - Closed