Prospect Public Library

Prospect Public Library

17 Center Street
Prospect, CT 06712

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On Sunday, June 16, 1991, the new 7000 square foot Prospect Public Library, which had been in the planning stage for 4 years, opened its doors. State and federal funds, plus private and town donations enabled the new 1.2 million dollar building to open. Since then, the Library has rapidly expanded its services and collection.

Our hours are:

Monday - Wednesday - Friday - 10 am to 5 pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 10 am to 8 pm
Saturday - 10 am to 3 pm

We have on-going children's programs for children 3-10; story hours, educational vidoes, crafts hours, and special children's programs during the year. Call us at 758-3001 for information. We also have a Friends of the Library Group, which plans lots of activities. Please join us! We have lots of new video, C-D ROM, audio books, magazines, 2 PC's for public use, 2 Internet Terminal, a FAX, best sellers, and new reference books. We can borrow almost anything for you on our "Request" inter-library loan website. We have "InfoTrac", a computer "CD" work station, which can help you locate magazine articles you need, and a reader-printer to help you print out copies of old articles. We are here to serve you - please come see us.

June 2010 Updates!

Prospect Library News

News from the Prospect Library by Barbara Smith and Loren Webber

Adult Services and Announcements:

NEWSFLASH! The Prospect Library is hosting an exciting program, 3 Sisters in Crime + 1 on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. in our Community Room. Join short mystery writers Ruth (Soden) McCarty, a former Prospect resident, along with Norma Burrows, Steve Liskow, and Cheshire's Alan D. McWhirter at the library. Travel with them from the dark streets of Salem to the dark corners of the human heart, from ice storms in New Hampshire to the changing face of gritty industrial cities in Connecicut. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Art work created by the students at the Community School will be on display for the month of June in the Library's Community Room.

The Friends of the Library are having a Book Sale on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room at the Library.

The program "Ancient Art of Spinning" will be at the Prospect Public LIbrary on Tuesday, July 6 at 4 p.m. Please call 203-758-3001 to register for this program.

The Prospect Library will be closed Monday, July 5th for the holiday. Parents take note that their children who are at lease three years old are now eligible for a library card.

Some new books available at the Prospect Public Library are: David Baldacci's Deliver Us From Evil Brunonia Barry's Map of True Places: Richard Paul Evans' Walk Kathie Lee Gifford's Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg,George Grinnell/s Death on the Barrens, James Grippando's Money to Burn,Charlaine Harris' Dead in the Family. A.E. Hotchner's Paul & Me, Kitty Kelly's Oprah, Roger Lownstein's End of Wall Street Fern Michaels'Return to Sender Anna Quindlen's Every Last One, A.J. Rathbun's Double Take, One Fabulous Recipe, Two Finished Dishes, and Sherryl Woods' Sweet Tea at Sunrise

Children & Young Adults -
Summer Reading Announcements
Children over the age of three can now get their own library cards. It's quick and easy to apply. and just in time for the summer!

Once again, we'll have the books on the school reading lists available, color-coded by grade level, for your ease and convenience. Master copies of the school Reading and Math Packets will be available at the front desk after July 1, 2010.

Father's Day Craft Program -- Create unique homemade cards for Father's Day! Ages 10 to adult on Tuesday, June 15. Light refreshments will be served from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. and card making will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Summer Program 2010
Stories Ahoy: Sail the Seas with Captain Book.

The excitement will begin on July 6. Special Programs include: Mystic Aquarium Touch Tank, Cookie & Cake Decorating, Nutmeg Book Discussions, Design Your Own T-Shirt , Touch-A-Truck Day, Tales of the Sea and Shore Puppet Show, Movie Mondays, Danny Magic, Rock Cats Mascot visit, and Airborne Jugglers.

Our summer finale is the Family Picnic and Polynesian Music Event, which will take place on Thursday, August 12. This finale will start with a "bring-your-own-picnic lunch:" at 12 noon, and the 1 p.m. show will feature Hawaiian music and dancing, a ukulele player, and a Tahitian drummer.

Walk-in registration for all summer programs will begin on Saturday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Additionally, walk-in telephone registration will continue throughout the summer.

Please visit the Prospect Library to pick up a detailed schedule and description of all of our programs and events. This information is also available under the Children's and Family tab at www.prospect.ct/library Please call 203-758-3001 for additional information. Please note that registration is required for all programs.

Special Art Exhibit by Community School Students--
We're excited to present the artwork of the Community School students our Community Room for the month of June. Please visit the library to see the beautiful work of these students, under the guidance of art teacher, Jennifer Vanacore.

New Children's Library Books and Video Resources
A few of the new additions to our collection include: Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies by Andrea Beaty, Maisy Goes on Vacation! by Lucy Cousins, Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia by Meg Cabot, Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham, Legends. Battles and Quests and Legends, Beasts and Monsters, by Anthony Horowitz, Mystery Ranch by Christopher Long, Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum by Megan McCarthy, Eeeek, Mouse by Lydia Monks, National Georgraphic Kids Almanac 2011 by Jennifer Lloyd, Doggy Day Care and Frankly, Fannie by Al Stern, and Surprise Island: A Boxcar Children Mystery (Graphic Novel)by Rob M. Worley.

Come in and see our new Children's and Young Adults Series section -- the best place to keep track of all your favorite titles, which include: Phantom of Blood Alley (#3) and Legion of the Dead (#4) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell (Barnaby Grimes series) and the The Winter Knights (#8) and Clash of the Sky Galleons (#9) also by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. (Edge Chronicles)

Some of our new DVD titles include: Alice in Wonderland, Bob the Builder, Building From Scratch, Curious George Goes to a Birthday Party, Flicka 2 and The Tooth Fairy.

Teen Corner
New teen books include: Instructions by Neil Gaiman, Will Grayson, Will Graysonby Jon Green and David Levithan, Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt, This World We Live In by Susan Beth Pfeffer, and Cardturner by Lois Sachar.

Keep an eye out for Percy Jackson & the Olympians, the DVD, due out on June 22.