All Ages Chess Club!

Chess Club will be meeting 4:00-6:00 on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at the East Haddam Free Public Library and the 4:00-6:00 the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Rathbun Memorial Library.

The Chess Club, is a warm, inviting, and entertaining environment in which to play one of the most strategic games ever created. The one game that stretches for every bit of knowledge you possess, reaches for it in order to outplay your opponent. Chess is one of the most fun and brain-testing sports out there, and we invite you to give it a try.

Whether you are a state champion or someone who has never touched a rook in their life, we can guarantee a great learning experience and challenging opponents.

Join us to enhance your knowledge of the game through casual tournaments and fun scrims, and meet others who share similar interests. We hope to see you there!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten at the Rathbun Library

The Rathbun Memorial Library is excited to present the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Families are invited to join this fun and exciting new program.  The 1,000 Books Program is a wonderful  way to start your child on the path to success and the joy of reading.

This nationwide program encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children.  By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills.

Stop by the Rathbun Library to register, and pick up your program materials and free gift.

For extra resources (including extra tracking logs), click here: https://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/resources/

For more information contact the Rathbun Memorial Library at 860-873-8210

Special thanks to the Friends of the Rathbun Library for their support!

Library Study Committee Report Now Available

The New Library Study Committee has completed their report and will be presenting it to the Board of Selectmen on December 21st at 7:00pm in Meeting Room 1&2 of the Municipal Office Complex. Digital copies can be found at the link below. Physical copies of the report are available at Town Hall and both libraries.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/15rT_0VP8a2GzHSJsm7lzV8WzR3RXtj9B/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=117889331078117654289&rtpof=true&sd=true

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