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Newsletter - December 2022
Letter from the Director
Dear Friends,
As we approach the end of another year, we are also putting the finishing touches on our building project. Although we do not yet have an opening date for you, the project is coming along. Floor and wall treatments are finished and lights are in. Railings are in place on the outdoor walkways. We are waiting for shelf toppers and end caps and crews are working on punch list items. Once those are
finished, we will be seeking final inspection and then taking care of the resulting punch list. In the meantime, we continue to offer curbside service through the side door on Whittlesey Avenue. Please ring the bell for service or call us from a cell phone when you arrive.

To coordinate with our modernized building, I’m excited to announce that we have been working on an updated webpage with a fresh new look that will be easier to navigate. Watch for it to preview coming up this month. Once it arrives, you will be able to find all of the resources you accessed on the old site. If you have any difficulty finding what you need, please give us a call and we will be happy to direct you.

As the weather gets colder, you may find yourself spending more time inside and in front of the television or laptop, which makes this an ideal time to remind you that the library provides free access to online video content. Our Kanopy and Hoopla apps give our New Milford patrons access to thousands of movies and series. Just download the apps on your laptop or television, create a login using your New Milford library card barcode, and start streaming! Both apps have curated collections that make it easier to find what you want, including Home Viewing for the Holidays in Kanopy and Holiday Romance and Best of Holiday in Hoopla. Again, if you have any questions on how to set up your account, call the
library for assistance. I wish you all happy viewing and for those of you who celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, happy holidays!
Adult Services
The Adult Department is very excited for all the programming we have for you in December! Holiday movies, craft programs, and a special,Take and Make Snowman Candle Project, will all be happening. Check the Library website for all the latest programs, or call: 860-355-1191, and choose the Main Desk option, to speak with a staff member about what is coming up.

Please note that we have openings in all of our current our monthly book clubs:

Evening Book Group, 1st Monday, 6-7 PM
Tuesday Morning Book Club, 3rd Tuesday, 11:30 AM -12:30 PM
Military Book Club, last Thursday, 6:30-7:30 PM
Mystery Book Club, 2nd Friday, 1 2:30 PM
Tuesday Afternoon Book Group, 4th Tuesday, 1-2:00 PM
Thursday Afternoon Book Group, 3rd Thursday, 1-2 PM

If you are interested in becoming a monthly member of any of these groups, please call the library for more information. Also, stay tuned for additional book clubs when the library re-opens!
The Children's Department
Hoopla BingePass for Children

Hoopla BingePass is the newest format on Hoopla. You can now access an entire collection of children’s videos or books with just one Instant Borrow! Available to stream for 7 days after borrowing, the newest BingePasses will feature titles that help kids explore and learn. You can explore the entire award-winning, Hellosaurus App, through hoopla BingePass! Be sure to check it out today with your library card!

Story Time

Preschool Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM resumed November 16 and will run through December 21, 2022. This group is for kids ages 3 and up. To register for this program, go to the Calendar of Events, on the library website to find the registration form, or click here: Here Looking forward to seeing you there!
Teen Services

The Teen Department is looking forward to seeing you at all of our December programs! Check the Library website for upcoming programs and events. Happy all the Holidays from the Teen Department! Questions, please email Amy Berkun or call
860-355-1191 x4216.
Staff Picks
Check out what our staff is currently reading!
Kathryn -
 Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Denise –

The Librarian of Crooked Lane by C.J. Archer
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Jeanette -
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Amy -
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
Sue -
Like by Annie Barrows
Lorna -
Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make and Keep Friends, by Marisa Franco
Gail -
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Leslie -
Boldly Go: Reflections on a life of awe and Wonder by William Shatner