Wilton Library celebrates its community
Wilton Library is embracing National Library Week with the slogan, “Our Community Matters @ Wilton Library,” April 14-20. Myriad programs and services will be available during the week, in addition to the regular services customers receive at the library on a daily basis. From new technology and services for teens and adults to story times, crafts and movies for kids, the library has something planned for everyone — including a Downton Abbey marathon.
“We consider every day to be special for our customers and we would like to celebrate the incredible gift of free open libraries in this country,” said Elaine Tai-Lauria, the library’s executive director. “During National Library Week, we’re going a little bit further to show the community how much they matter to us by launching a few new products and services with demonstrations, and offering some fun programming.”
Some of the events include a Technology Demo Desk that will be set up in the gallery enabling customers to “test drive” the newly-revamped OverDrive for downloading digital books; Zinio, a brand-new online magazine newsstand that is free for Wilton Library card holders; and exploration of helpful features in the catalog that will assist customers in knowing when items become available or due. The desk will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 to noon, and Tuesday and Thursday from 2 to 3. Other activities include free DVD coupons for new Wilton Library card sign-ups; Free Bag Friday in which customers who borrow 10 or more items on April 19 receive a free Wilton Library logo shopping bag; and children will receive pencils and “Wilton Library Loves You” stickers throughout the week.
The programs include a Connecticut’s Own concert on Sunday, April 14 with Jessica Raposo; a SCORE business seminar; computer classes; a poetry seminar with Judson Scruton; AARP driver safety and as mentioned above, a Downton Abbey marathon in the Brubeck Room Monday through Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 with tea in real tea cups and biscuits — fascinators and decorative hats encouraged.
Children can enjoy their week off from school with story times on Monday through Wednesday, crafts on Tuesday, Curious Creatures and Newbery Reading Club on Wednesday, a board game extravaganza on Thursday, movies on Friday, and interactive computer play with Minecraft on Saturday.