Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Upcoming Event: Talk on Sports Injury Prevention, with Jordan D. Metzel. MD

Talk on Sports Injury Prevention, with Jordan D. Metzel. MD
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013, at 7:30 PM
Radcliffe Children's Wing, Perrot Memorial Library

Learn how to recognize and prevent the most common sports injuries that affect athletes of all ages, from Jordan D. Metzl, MD, award-winning author and sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in both Manhattan and Old Greenwich. From the perspectives of athlete and physician, Dr. Metzl will teach you how to keep your body moving, fit, and injury-free. You'll learn how to recognize common aches and pains that limit activity, and, most importantly, how to fix them yourself at home.

A question and answer session and book signing will follow the lecture.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Thanks to everyone who participated in Youth Services's 2013 summer reading program and weekly contests! This year's theme was "CATCH THE READING WAVE."

Please take a look at the four happy winners of our weekly contests! They each won a neat prize pack for guessing which book the Perrot bears were reading in a photo posted in the children's room.

Over 300 kids signed up for our summer reading program and read 1,078 books in total. This year, Perrot made a donation based on each book read by our summer readers to Oceana, the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Perrot's summer readers read enough books for us to meet our goal of adopting a clownfish!

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 72 volunteers, who together worked over 500 volunteer hours. Thanks, guys!

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

Countdown to Kindergarten Storytime

This year we are offering a special Countdown to Kindergarten Storytime--  with stories, songs, and a craft to help your child get ready for the first day of Kindergarten! This program is for children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2013 ONLY. Children attend independently, but parents and caregivers should remain in the Library

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013, from 1 PM to 1:45 PM

Sign up now at the Youth Services Desk!