New at the Libraries!

Thanks to a very generous donation from the River View Cemetery Association, the East Haddam Library System has acquired two new and exciting library items for families:

Wonderbooks are a new type of read-a-long print book for children with a pre-loaded audiobook player permanently bound to the inside cover.  The directions for use are printed on the inside cover as well, and both parents and children find these books extremely easy to use. In addition to just being fun, these books are excellent for children who are in the early stages of learning to read independently, who may be lagging behind their peers, or who are challenged by dyslexia. The 84 books received have been divided between the two libraries and have established the base upon which the library can build the collection going forward. 

Tonieboxes are new and rapidly gaining in popularity. They are a type of audiobook box, activated by placing a plastic character on top.  Designed for children over 3, the library intends on placing 1 box with story characters in each library, so parents can enjoy a storytime at the library during those times when the children’s librarian is at the other location, or when a program is not being offered. They will remain in the library and are not intended for checkout due to the small figurines. 

3rd Annual EHLS Tiny Art Show

Calling all East Haddam community members!  It is time for our 3rd Annual Tiny Art Show and we need you to get your creativity going.  This fun, free community event is being sponsored by your East Haddam Library System.  It is open for all artists and creators at any age and skill level.  Creating art is great for the mind!

Each Library will have 60 kits available to hand out beginning March 18th.  The tiny art kits contain a 4×4 canvas, acrylic paints and brush.  Feel free to use any other mediums or materials, whatever will fit on the 4×4 canvas.  Try some sea glass art, or maybe guilt art, or even origami.  Any theme or subject can be explored; we just ask that all submissions be family-friendly.

You take your kit home, with a promise to return your created masterpiece to the Libraries by April 15th, so it can be put out for display.  All submissions will be on display until June 1st, and then you can come in and pick up your art work to take home.

We thank you all for participating and hope you all have fun.

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