Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Lily and Odin!

Each year, the children in The Schultz Family have a birthday party and ask their friends to bring books for presents.  After the party, the books are donated to The Farmington Libraries, where eager readers experience the joy of reading.  These books are checked out again and again.  All of the librarians are most grateful to Townsend, Lily and Odin for sharing their birthday presents with the whole community!

Most recently, Lily turned six and Odin turned four and they visited The Barney Library with their birthday presents.  Here they are donating this year's collection.  Happy Birthday Lily and Odin from all your friends in Libraryland!

Noah Wallace Winners

A Noah Wallace Fourth Grade was one of the first classes to return their summer reading list.  They reward was a trip to The Barney Library for a Book Bingo Game, where they could win paperbacks and cook off with cool pops.  In addition to creating a bingo card with their lucky numbers, the group had the opportunity to play a guessing game naming the book described.  It was an enjoyable way to spend a gloomy rainy day and the prospect of winning a paperback book delighted many!

Playtime On A Rainy Day At Barney

Tot Time, a program for parents, caregivers and children from birth to age 3 meets every Tuesday morning at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington at 9:30 a.m., regardless of rain, snow, sleet or hail.  Parents and children look forward to the opportunity to share stories, fingerplays, music, dances and toy time.  It's a room full of joyful activity and sunny faces, especially on a dreary, rainy day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Through The Eyes of an Artist

During the month of September, The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington is pleased to host an exhibit of oil paintings done by Katarzyna Bakhshalizadeh.  Stop by and see the vibrant colors and expressive artwork of a gifted artist.

Birding 101

Noted photographer and birder, Chris Fisher, returned to The Barney Library for a Birding 101 presentation. Eighteen people learned the basics of birding and had the opportunity to see close-up photography of some elusive fine feathered friends.   After the program, members of the audience
browsed though pictures and books to learn more about these fascinating creatures.