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Newsletter - September 2022
Letter from the Director
Dear Friends,

As we head into September, I want to highlight a new business partnership formed by The New Milford Public Library, The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce, Western Connecticut SCORE, and The Corporation for New Milford Economic Development. A kick-off event celebrating the collaboration will take place during The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce Business Scene at The Maxx on Wednesday, September 28th from 5:30-7 PM at. Mayor Pete Bass will be hosting a special edition of his Facebook Wednesday Night Live Video with a panel of partnership members to discuss upcoming events and services for New Milford entrepreneurs and small businesses. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. This in-person event is free to attend, open to the public, and will be livestreamed for those who cannot be in attendance. Please register to attend in person at Wednesday, September 28th Business Scene or watch online at

The partnership will be hosting a monthly Business Seminar & Networking Series directed at supporting local entrepreneurs and small business owners. See below for upcoming events:

Financial Management for Small Businesses, presented by Western CT SCORE
October 20th, 2022, 5:30-7 PM – Location TBA
Develop sound financial management practices for all businesses whether just starting out or an existing business. Come learn about some of the best practices to understand the status of our business and to use financial information to make sound business decisions.

Marketing & Social Media, Presented by Matt Lukens, 322 Marketing & Lukens Consulting
November 16, 2022, 12-1:30 PM – Location TBA
Seminar details to come.

Selling & Business Development, presented by Western CT SCORE
December 7, 2022, 12-1:30 PM – Location TBA
People like to buy but they hate to be sold. A salesperson's job, therefore, is not to sell but to teach, coach, and assist a prospect to understand why and how your product or service will solve their problem or improve their lives. The goal is to help someone buy. Come learn some of the techniques.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the kick-off and the ensuing events.
Adult Programs for September
As we move into September, the Public Services Department is excited about our new slate of programming for adults! Tai Chi will still happen on The Green right outside the Library, but we are adding nature programs, a discussion about student debt, as well as crafting programs and the kick-off for our new Business Partnership. You can register yourself for these programs on our web site or call the Library for assistance.

Banned Books Week is September 18-24 so be sure to check our social media channels on Facebook and Instagram for information about the freedom to read.

Don't forget to use your library card to check out one of the Museum Passes, a program generously supported by The Friends of the New Milford Public Library. Read all about the passes here:

September is also “Get your Library Card Month” and we have a special library card holder for everyone who gets a new card!

See you soon, The Public Services Team.
September in the Children's Department
It’s time to sign up for story time! We will be holding a session that will run from September 14 – Oct 19, 2022 for preschool/k children ages 3 (by December 31, 2022) up. Registration is required. To sign up, go to the Calendar of Events on our website. 

We also will be offering “Homeschool Hotspot” for homeschooling families with elementary aged children. This group will meet on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 PM. Registration is required. To sign up, go to the Calendar of Events on our website.

Both of these programs will be held at the Marsh Parish Hall.

Don’t forget that you can request books and materials that you can pick up during curbside hours. Mrs. Ford and Miss Amy are here to help you with selection of materials if you need assistance.
Summer Reading Survey
If you participated in our Summer Reading Program at any age level, please be sure to give us your opinion on the Summer Reading Survey!
Enhanced Access to Flipster Digital Magazines
We are pleased to announce that EBSCO is adopting a new desktop viewer that will enhance the reading experience for visually-impaired users on the Library's Flipster digital magazine service.
The current Flipster desktop viewer will be replaced with a viewer that allows readers to:
  • Access digital magazine content quickly from desktop computers and laptops
  • Enjoy a sleeker design and an updated look and feel
  • Use their keyboard to navigate and “flip” magazine pages
  • Hear the magazine content read out loud by a screen reader through the use of compatible alt text and plain texts
  • View a streamlined, text-only view of articles for better screen-reading and text manipulability
For assistance, please call Library staff.
Staff Picks
Check out what our staff is currently reading!
Kathryn -
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus A murder occurs in high school detention and it's a mystery who did it.

Denise –
Horse by Geraldine Brooks if you liked Booth by Karen Joy Fowler, and/or horses, check this book out!
Peggy -
Paranoid by Lisa Jackson
Amy -
The Other Side of Happy by Rebecca Balcarcel
Jody -
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Lorna -
Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen
Gail -
Unlikely Animals by Annie Hartnett