Celebrate Black History Month
During February, you can learn more about Black History and enter a drawing for prizes. All you have to do is complete two scavenger pages. When you submit the pages, you will be entered to win one of three prizes: a $15 Gift Certificate, a Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diary or a Power Bank. To enter complete both pages with the correct answers and submit to Mrs. Harrigan by email or on the 2nd floor Junior Library. Be sure your name is on both pages with a phone number. On Monday, February 29th at 11 o'clock, I will pull three names and call the winners. Download the pages, Scavenger Hunt 1 and Scavenger Hunt 2, from the Teen Zone webpage or pick up copies at the Junior Services desk on the 2nd floor. All entries must be received by 5 pm on Friday, February 26th.
The Next teen book discussion will be on Thursday, February 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the Craft Corner on the 2nd floor, Junior Library. We will discuss "Ruins of Gorlan" (Ranger's Apprentice Series #1) by John Flanagan. The first 10 to sign-up receive a free copy of the book.
This book begins when fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battle school, and becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt. In the end he winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. This story is full of adventure set in a medieval backdrop, and it is a series so there are more adventures ahead if you chose to read them. If this sound like a book you might like, Sign-up online or by calling 203-797-4528.
On Thursday, March 17 we will discuss "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon. If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you'll love the story of Maddy, a girl who's literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door. He becomes the greatest risk she's ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations and more.
There will be free books available beginning February 18th after the book discussion. Again, call 203-797-4528 or register online @ danburylibrary.org/events.
On a different note, if you like coloring books, try the coloring pages at Color Mandala, Zen and Antistrees coloring pages or Art is Fun. You can waste time and relax at the same time.
is on Mondays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Teen Volunteers from the Danbury Library Teen Council will be available to help students and beginning readers up through 8th grade. So don't sit at home feeling lost, come to the library and get some help.
Ultimate Teen Gamers
is on Wednesdays in the Farioly Program Room from 5 to 6:30. Play Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and/or a variety of Kinect games for the XBox. This is open to students 6th through 12th grade and it is free.
Don't forget to browse the NEW book selection in Fiction and Non-Fiction.
Remote Access Services
Sign-up for free by using your Danbury Library Card. Download eBooks with OverDrive and streaming TV and Movies and audiobooks with Hoopla. It's free, easy and you can access from any device. There are also non-fiction books available at eSebco Library, and OneClickDigital.
Summer Reading Lists
The reading lists are available in the library along with the books for each grade. You can check the catalog to determine if the book you want is checked out. And don't forget to look at our new fiction and nonfiction books. Your reading lists are "suggested" titles. You can read anything as long as it is parent approved.
PLEASE NOTE: Fees (10 cents/day) for Children and Young Adult Books and CDs apply