Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What's For Lunch?

It's every kid's favorite part of the school day--LUNCH TIME! But what can you pack to keep your child nourished and happy throughout the day? We've got some help at Perrot--check out these titles!

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The Brown Bag Lunch Cookbook by Miriam Jacobs

Book CoverYum Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches by Crystal Watanabe and Maki Ogawa  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Go Back To School With Perrot!

Youth Services has several lists of picture books to help your kids with the back-to-school process! Take a look at the lists below, or stop in to the library-- we have back-to-school books displayed in both our picture book area and our fiction section.
Have any of your own favorites you'd like to share? Please comment on this post!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Children's Program Registration for Fall is Going on Now!

Registration for Youth Services' Fall 2011 Program Session is going on now through Friday, August 31st, 2012. [View the fall program schedule.]

  • Our program registration is by lottery
  • You must have an active library card in good standing to register
  • Obtain a registration postcard for the program of your choice from the Youth Services Circulation Desk
  • Fill out ALL of the required information. Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Address the reverse of the card to yourself
  • Affix a first-class stamp (45¢)
  • Drop off your card at the Youth Services Desk by September 2nd
  • Registration cards will be mailed back to you within a week of the close of registration

Questions? Please give us a call at 203-637-8802, or comment on this post.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Free Blood Pressure Screenings, 2nd Tuesday of the Month at Perrot

Have your blood pressure checked and your health questions answered by an experienced Community Nurse Educator from Greenwich Hospital.

Screenings will take place on the following Tuesdays at Perrot Library, from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM :

  • August 14th, 2012
  • September 11th, 2012
  • October 9th, 2012
  • November 13th, 2012
  • December 11th, 2012

For more information about this program, please call Community Health at Greenwich Hospital at 203-863-4444.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

First Sunday Science: Free educational programs for children at Greenwich Point

The first Sunday of each month this year The Bruce Museum, in partnership with other area non-profits, will be holding FREE fun and educational programs for children and families at the Seaside Center at Greenwich Point! Check out the list below for the First Sunday Science activities for the next few months. If you would like more information on these programs, please contact Peter Linderoth at 203-413-6742 or by e-mail at

Turtles of Long Island Sound: Sunday, August 5th, 2012, 1:30 PM– 4:00 PM
Be sure to drop-in to the Center as we present the sea turtles and the Diamondback Terrapins that can be found in the Sound. Visitors will be able to observe turtle specimens and artifacts, participate in a sustainable art project, view footage of these magnificent reptiles, and much more!  Presented by Soundwaters and the Bruce Museum.

Lobsters: More Than Just Dinner: Sunday, September 2nd, 2012, 1:30 PM–4:00 PM 
Join local lobstermen and naturalists, who will address questions surrounding the status of lobster fisheries and populations in Long Island Sound. This family-friendly event features live lobsters in our touch tank, a fun craft, and continuous video footage of this complex crustacean!  The program is free, but passes are required for Park entry. See the Town of Greenwich website for entry details.

Weathering the Storm: Sunday, October 7th, 2012, 1:30 PM–4:00 PM 
Greenwich Point is often the staging ground for impressive weather displays!  TV broadcaster and meteorologist Bill Evans will present a lecture at 2 PM and will be on hand throughout the afternoon to discuss how these natural events occur. The program includes a fun, educational craft and is suitable for all ages.  Presented by the Friends of Greenwich Point and the Bruce Museum. The program is free, but passes are required for Park entry. See the Town of Greenwich website for entry details.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who participated in Youth Services's 2012 summer reading program and weekly contests! This year's theme was "WILD ABOUT READING!"

Please take a look at the four happy winners of our weekly contests! They each won a neat prize pack for finding a little giraffe that was hiding in a different spot in the children's room each week in July.

269 kids signed up for our summer reading program and read over 1,100 books in total! This year, Perrot made a donation based on each book read by our summer readers to Heifer International. We were able to raise enough money to buy a goat for a needy community. So thanks, readers-- each book you read helped support a great cause!

If you were one of our very special signer-uppers, you can still keep track of the books you read, even though our "official" program has ended! You can either take your reading record home with you, or leave it here in the library. We will also continue to give out prizes for books read (while supplies last, so HURRY!).

We'd also like to give a special mention our teen volunteers, who helped record books for our reading program participants. This year we had 76 volunteers, who together worked 474 volunteer hours. Thanks, guys!

And remember, we still have another month of summer left, so please KEEP READING!