Wednesday, June 28, 2006

BJs promotion ends July 3rd...

If you're considering applying for a BJs membership (or would like to renew one), please come to the library before July 3rd and fill out one of our "special" library applications. If you apply or renew your BJs membership through the library, you'll save $10 on the yearly fee (pay $35 vs. $45 applying or renewing at BJs, itself) AND your membership will be good for an extra 3 months (15 months vs. 12 months). Most importantly, the library's Friends group will get $5 for each application that is submitted. What could be better?

If you'd like to fill out an application for a BJs membership -- or extend your current membership -- stop by the library over the next couple of days and fill out an application. Thanks!


Monday, June 26, 2006

Follow-up note from Ms. C. about the "last" Storytime...

We had a great time at the end of Storyhour party. We had wonderful baked treats and some juice along with a few stories. All the kids are reading with a friend or parent and working on filling their Reading Charts with stickers. Stop by the clerk's desk to get the stickers updated and let Ms. C know when your chart is full. She'll give you a dip into the backpack of goodies!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Last Wednesday Storytime until September 12th...

Here's a note from our Children's Program Director, Cathy Campen:

I just thought it was important to let the Storytime kids know we'll be ending our program this Wednesday, June 21st. To celebrate, we'll be having a little "party," so do come if you can. We will begin the Storytime program again in September when the kids go back to school. Our first Wednesday back will be September 12th at the usual time -- stories begin at 10:30AM, followed by a session of show & tell, as well as a craft on most weeks.

Be sure to stop by the library this summer, as we've got lots of great programs for kids of all ages! See our brochure distributed to all the AES kids, or pick up a copy at the circulation desk.

Enjoy the summer!

Ms. C.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Library hours on July 3rd...

It looks like the library will be open only from 10AM-1PM on Monday, July 3rd. If you plan to stock up on videos or books for that holiday "weekend," please do so in those three hours.

Also, please note that the library will be assuming it's "summer schedule" beginning July 1st. In short, that means that there will be no Saturday hours until after Labor Day.

Amy O.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Are you a BJs member?

Whether you are or are not currently a member, BJs Wholesale Club has an offer that might appeal to you. Best of all, our Andover PL Friends group will receive $5 for each person who joins or renews their BJs membership before July 3rd. Here's how it looks like things will work:

Stop by the library before July 3rd and fill out a special BJs application for a new membership or renewal. Instead of paying the regular Annual Membership Fee of $45, you'll pay $35, plus you'll have 3 additional months added on to your membership. For example, my current BJs membership will expire in August, but if I renew it through the this promotion, I'll save $10 off the membership PLUS my membership will now be active until November 2007. Best of all, BJs will give the Friends $5 for every new or renewal membership we can recruit by July 3rd, and eventually, whatever money the Friends raise from this venture will be donated back to the library for programs or materials or something good for our patrons. How can you go wrong?

Membership applications are available at the library circulation desk. Please ask, and help us out if you can!

Amy O.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Some DVD gifts from our Friends...

As you may or may not know, the Andover Friends of the Library have been very generous to the library, especially over the past couple of years. A recent gift from them allowed us to add several new DVDs to our expanding collection. It seems that patrons still borrow quite a few VHS tapes from the library, but, more and more, they are interested in borrowing DVDs. The titles we've purchased with money from the Friends are mostly not brand new releases, but they are certainly new to the library, and are sure to please borrowers of all ages. Here's a list:

  • The Adventures Of Elmo in Grouchland
  • Blue's Clues : Shapes and Colors!
  • The Fairly OddParents : Channel Chasers
  • The Fairly OddParents: School's Out! The Musical
  • SpongeBob SquarePants : Sea Stories
  • The Bad News Bears (1976)
  • Dirty Dancing
  • The Elephant Man
  • Firewall
  • Frantic
  • Girl, Interrupted
  • Godzilla
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • The Hours
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Rustler's Rhapsody
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2

We remind you that videos (VHS & DVD) can be borrowed for 5 days from the library, with a limit of 8 (combination of both) per family. Videos remain the only items for which the library charges overdue fines - $2.00 per day per tape.

Thanks to the Friends for their generosity!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Summer reading programs for kids

This week, Andover Elementary students will -- or should -- be bringing home a brochure announcing our library summer programs! We have programs as varied as beading to magic to archery, so there's something for pretty much everyone. Our Children's Programming Director, Cathy Campen, has worked hard on organizing these programs, so we hope for a big turnout. Call us if you have questions (742-7428) or send an email to

In addition to programs this summer, your kids will have the opportunity to earn prizes by reading at least 10 books this summer. In addition to our popular "passport" program, we will have trips to the "treasure chest" for readers, as well as special prizes from Applebee's and the Connecticut Defenders Baseball Club (formerly, the Norwich Navigators). There will even be a special Library Night at Dodd Stadium in Norwich on August 15th, complete with postgame fireworks! For more information on the Defenders, go to their website.

School gets out on June 19th -- make sure your young readers are a part of our summer reading programs!

Amy O.