Friday, April 30, 2010

Teens: Looking for a summer volunteer opportunity?

. . .Perrot needs you! Perrot is looking for teen volunteers for its Youth Services department to help run the summer reading program for kids!

Here is the info:

Who can be a Perrot Library Summer Teen Volunteer?
Anyone going into Grade 7 and up who can volunteer at least 5 hours during the summer.

When do volunteers work?
From June 30th to July 30th, whenever the library is open. You can set your own schedule and sign up for shifts any hour that the library is open—mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Why volunteer?
• To help others
• To learn job skills
• To earn community service hours
• To meet other teens and have fun!

How do I become a Summer Teen Volunteer?
Easy! Just pick up an application at the Youth Services Desk, have a parent or guardian sign it, and drop it off.

How do I learn what to do?
All volunteers must attend a training session in June where we’ll teach you everything you need to know.

Have more questions? Please call Kathy Jarombek, Director of Youth Services, at 203-637-8802.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Y2C2's Favorite Book of 2009/2010 Is...

The Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2), Perrot's book club for 4th- and 5th-graders, has declared that its favorite book of 2009/2010 is....

by Grace Lin
In the valley of Fruitless Mountain lives a girl named Minli. In the evenings, her father tells her tales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man on the Moon, who knows the answers to all of life's questions. Inspired by these stories, Minli sets off on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man on the Moon to ask him how she can change her family's fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest.

See the rest of Y2C2's favorite books from 2009/2010!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Don't Forget-- Dreaming of Dior

Library Event, tonight at 7 PM! Dreaming of Dior with author Charlotte Smith. More information:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Youth Services Summer Program Preview

The Youth Services Summer Program Schedule is now available.

Please note that for the Summer 2010 session, all our preschool programs will be DROP-IN, limited to the first 20 children and their caregivers to sign in before each program.

Our Stuff & Nonsense and Spotlight programs will still be by registration only. Pick up a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk, beginning on Monday, June 7th, 2010.

For complete registration instructions, click here. Descriptions of our program offerings are available here.

If you have other questions, please comment on this post!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Golden Y Award Winners, Spring 2010

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Semi-Annual Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2) Jeopardy Tournament! They are the current holders of the coveted Wonderful Golden "Y" Award! (Yes, it looks like a lobster, but trust us, it’s also a wonderful golden ‘Y’-- stop by the Youth Services Department and see for yourself!).

The winning team, Team We Don't Know Yet (L-R): Kylie, Lydia, Shaela, Amanda, and Harry

Monday, April 12, 2010

This Week is National Library Week

April 11-17 is National Library Week. Please support your library by coming in to borrow books, music, DVDs or magazines!

Please see
for information from the American Library Association.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Greenwich Town Cleanup, April 17th

Saturday, April 17th, 2010 is Greenwich's annual town-wide spring cleanup day. Bring your friends! Bring your kids! Join with your neighbors!

Stop by any Town Firehouse from 8 AM to Noon on the 17th to receive a certificates for community service. Trade collected trash for spring plants. Fill our dumpsters until 4 PM.

To report a dirty site in advance, or to volunteer, please call 203-531-0006 or email