Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Perrot's Summer Reading Club and Contest for Kids

We have a new program this summer at Perrot-- a summer reading club for children entering grades 1 and up! You can participate in our summer reading club (and win prizes for reading!) from from June 30th through July 30th.

To sign up for our summer reading club, simply go to our volunteer table by the computers in Youth Services. Our friendly teen volunteers will sign you up, tell you the rules and start a reading record for you! You'll also get to put your name up on the bulletin board! We'll keep your reading record here in the library. When you've read a book, just tell a volunteer next time you're in the library and they'll write it in your reading record. After you read your first, third, and fifth books, you will win a prize!

Parents, you can also take home a reading record for your little one. We have special sheets for books you read aloud with your child. Children get a sticker for each book they've read with a grown-up.

We're also having a contest this summer! Each week in July, one of our littlest bears will be HIDING somewhere in the children's room. You'll be able to tell him apart because he will be eating an ice cream cone! When you know where the bear is, come to the desk to fill out a guess slip. (Try not to yell it out so you don't give it away!) We will have a random drawing from all our correct guess slips each week in July. We have 4 great prize bags to give away, which will contain books as well as ice cream-themed prizes!

Be sure to join us at Perrot this summer and SCOOP UP A GOOD BOOK!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Family Ties: Talented Writing Families

We have a new display in the Rand Room of writing families: these are wives, husbands, sisters, brothers, and some children all in a family who have been published. There are John Updike and his son, David; Stephen King and his son, Joe Hill; mystery writers Mary Higgins Clark and her daughter Carol Higgins Clark; P.J. Tracy (a mother and daughter team who write together),Maeve Binchy and her cousin Dan– okay, that one’s a stretch! Many others are also featured. So, make sure to stop and take a look at our Family Writers (and check some out) next time you're in the library!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Byram Book Sale, June 11-13

The Byram Book Sale is this weekend! This sale includes a guesstimated 25,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks, including loads of brand new items, as well as many antiques. You will find a wide selection of goodies, including fiction, thirty-something categories of non-fiction, and TONS of incredible children's books. If you're a true bibliophile, come to a special preview sale on Friday, June 11 from 5:30-8:30 pm. For $15, you can attend the preview and get the best selection- it's well worth the entrance fee! On Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm the sale is open to all. On Sunday, June 13th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm will be the bargain hunter's delight "bag and box" sale ($3/bag or $5/box). All proceeds from the sale benefit the branch library's programs and events. For specific questions, please contact the Byram Shubert Library at (203) 531-0426.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Movies in the Park 2010

Perrot is pleased to present our fourth annual series of Movies in the Park in Binney Park. This year we are featuring Bend it Like Beckham and Born Free. Bring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy!

Bend it Like Beckham (Rated PG)
Saturday, July 17th, 2010, at 8:30 PM
[Rain date: Sunday, July 18th]

Jess Bhamra is a teenager with only one real passion in her life: soccer. She daydreams of being a great soccer star and her hero is David Beckham. She soon strikes up a friendship with Juliette Paxton, Jules to her friends, and joins a girls' team coached by the rather handsome Joe. She comes from a traditional, close-knit and loving Sikh family. Her parents only want the best for both of their daughters, but Jess' fascination with sports doesn't fit into their idea of a young woman's future. Jess isn't comfortable sneaking about, and she and Jules have a falling out when they both take an amorous interest in Joe. With her sister's wedding on the same day as the football final, where a U.S. college scout will be present to assess her performance, Jess must decide if she will support her family or her friends. -Synopsis from IMDb

Born Free (Rated PG)
Saturday August 14th, 2010, at 8:30 PM
[Rain date: Sunday, August 15th]

The heartwarming story of a British couple who teach their pet lioness how to survive in the wilds of the African jungles. Joy and George Adamson involuntarily domesticate several lions while living in Kenya. They keep one, named Elsa, until she is fully grown, and rather than turn her over to a zoo, they decide to train her to live like a wild animal so that they can release her into her natural habitat. The film, based on Joy Adamson's book, is poignant and emotional without ever becoming banal or overly sentimental. -Synopsis from Fandango

Connecticut Trails Day 2010

Find Your Happy Place on June 5th and 6th!

Dust off your favorite hiking shoes and grab your water bottle. Connecticut Trails Day 2010 is almost here! This year's celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 5th and 6th, 2010, as part of National Trails Day. The theme is "Find Your Happy Place," which shouldn't be hard to do considering more than 160 Trails Day events are scheduled in 88 towns across Connecticut!

View the extensive list of events here. Take a look now, as some events require pre-registration!

Youth Services Summer Program Registration Starts Mon., June 7th

Registration for Youth Services Summer Programs starts on Monday, June 7th, 2010, and runs through Saturday, June 26th, 2010. [View the summer program schedule]

Please note that during the summer, all of 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. For complete registration instructions, click here. Descriptions of our program offerings are also available.

If you have other questions, please comment on this post, or give us a call at 203-637-8802!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Perrot Marched in the Memorial Day Parade!

Perrot marched in Old Greenwich's 2010 Memorial Day Parade!

Perrot's Memorial Day Parade Marchers, 2010
Staff were joined by members of our Young Critics and Young Young Critics Book Clubs.
We promoted our summer reading theme, Scoop Up a Good Book!

Seeking Paperback Donations for Our Beach Box

The Perrot Library beach box has been repaired and installed in its old spot next to the snack bar at the far end of the beach. The library is accepting donations of ‘gently used’ paperbacks for the beach box. Please drop off any book donations at the library. Thank you.