Boredom Busters

We can't say enough!

We really miss you!
We'd like to send you ideas to pass the time!

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The New Milford Public Library is closed until further notice and all programs have been cancelled due to COVID. New Milford residents can still access the library's e-collections: eaudiobooks, ebooks, emagazines and streaming.
New Milford Public Library will reopen outside book drops on Mondays and Fridays from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM
starting Monday, July 6. 
The book drops will be located on Whittlesey Avenue. Patrons may choose to return items during these hours or hold onto their items until the library re-opens at a future date.
All fines will be removed when the library re-opens. For questions, call the library 860-355-1191 x2.
New Milford Public Library will resume one-day-a-week pick up for requested items for New Milford library card holders only, starting Wednesday, July 8. Requests will be limited to 5 items per patron per week. Requests will be processed on Monday and Friday, and pick up will be available the following Wednesday, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Patrons should call the library on arrival at the Main Street entrance and their items will be delivered to them outside. Patrons will not be permitted in the library at this time. Items that are not picked up on the Wednesday following patron notification will be returned to the library. No book returns will be accepted on Wednesdays, due to quarantine regulations. This is a trial run; days and times may change due to current conditions.
For more information, call the library at 860-355-1191 x2.
Don’t miss your chance to see comet NEOWISE
(Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer)
this month. It won’t be back for 6,800 years.
 NASA tells us the best way to see it. 
Summer nights and fireflies go together. This video, produced before the world of COVID-19, takes us into the woods of Tennessee for a lesson on a special type of firefly. 
Children need Boredom Busters as much as adults need them.  Here are 5 activities that will keep your children busy. The best part is that you might have many of the needed supplies already!
Right next door in Kent, is one of Connecticut’s most beautiful parks. Macedonia Brook State Park has numerous hiking trails, tranquil ponds and extraordinary views. All this is just a short car ride away.
James Corden heads to Liverpool for a special day with Paul McCartney spent exploring the city of Paul's youth, visiting his childhood home where he wrote music with John Lennon, performing songs in a local pub and of course driving around singing a few of Paul's biggest hits.
During this difficult time it isn't easy to get out to enjoy the thrill of roller coasters, check out Lake Compounce Phobia Phear Coaster virtually. Would you go on it in person or is a virtual trip enough for you?