Thursday, April 28, 2011

Y2C2's Favorite Book of 2010/2011 Is...

The Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2), Perrot's book club for 4th- and 5th-graders, has declared that its favorite book of 2010/2011 is....

A Tale Dark and GrimmA TALE DARK AND GRIMM
by Adam Gidwitz
In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.

See the rest of Y2C2's favorite books from 2010/2011!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Change to Museum Pass Loan Period

We have decided to change the loan period on our museum passes so that more of our patrons will be able to utilize them. Effective immediately, the loan period for museum passes will be 3 days. Late fees will remain at $1/day.

A list of all of Perrot's museum passes is available here. Borrow passes from the Youth Services Desk.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Golden Y Award Winners, Spring 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Semi-Annual Young Young Critics' Club (Y2C2) Jeopardy Tournament!

The winning team, The Fadoodles (L-R): Kate, Serelle, JJ, Nico, and Lydia

They are the current holders of the coveted Wonderful Golden "Y" Award! The winners have demonstrated their mastery of trivia questions related to the books that the Club has read during the past year. (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!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Closing Reminder

Perrot will be closed for Easter on Friday, April 22nd; Saturday, April 23rd; and Sunday, April 24th.

Please note that Greenwich Library and the Byram and Cos Cob branches will be closed on Friday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 24th, but will be open on Saturday, April 23rd (9 AM-5 PM).

Friday, April 15, 2011

Greenwich Town-wide Clean-up Day, April 30th

Town-wide Clean-Up Day Saturday, April 30, 2011 (9:00 AM to noon) Sponsored by Greenwich Green and Clean Bring your Friends! Bring your Kids! Join with your Neighbors!

  • Stop by any Town Firehouse from 8 AM to Noon

  • Receive Certificates for Community Service

  • Trade collected trash for spring plants

  • Fill our Dumpsters until 4 PM

  • To volunteer, or to report a dirty site, please call 203-531-0006 or e-mail

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Take a look at the Nook!

If you’ve ever wondered how to make the most of the e-book collection on the Overdrive page, come in to have us download an e-book onto our Nook e-reader-- that you can borrow. The Nook is checked out for one week per patron and we can load titles for you to read that week. Please call the Reference Desk to set up an appointment– we will download your selection and give you a brief overview of how this works. Call us at: 203-637-3870.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Discount certificates for the CT Science Center in Hartford

Perrot has a limited number of discount certificates to the Connecticut Science Center. The certificates offer 20% off general admission for up to 4 people and are for one-time use (they do not need to be returned to the Library), so get them while they last! Ask for a certificate at the Youth Services Desk. More about the Connecticut Science Center: With 150 hands-on exhibits, a state-of-the-art 3D digital theater, four educational labs, plus daily programs and events, the Connecticut Science Center, located in Hartford, CT, offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. Every part of science will be at a visitor's fingertips, from Physics to Forensics, Geology to Astronomy.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Library Catalog Maintenance, Tuesday, April 5th

Greenwich Library will be replacing the server than maintains our online library catalog on Tuesday, April 5th. This means patrons will not have access to our library catalog, the Community Answers database and the Greenwich Time Index during that period. The system should be back in operation on Wednesday, April 6th. Thank you in advance for your patience while the update is completed.