Submitted by Tammy Eustis, Assistant Director, KLA.
Killingworth Library Book Scavenger Hunt: March 1 – 31
Help us say goodbye to winter and celebrate spring with a scavenger hunt!
Your challenge: visit 8 locations in town and look for the 8 ½ X 11 inch “Killingworth Library Scavenger Hunt” sign (there will be 7 “on site” and one bonus location posted online). Each location’s sign will show a different photo of a book cover. Write down (or take a picture with your phone if pen and paper aren’t handy ) the book title at that location, and when you have collected all 8, make a list of the locations and titles, and either email them to email@example.com or drop off the list in the entry box at the library. You will be entered in our contest to win prizes!
Prizes will include gift certificate(s) to local businesses, and of course books! Children are encouraged to enter – please make sure to include the age of the child in the email along with the contact information.
The list of participating locations will be published on the library’s website and Facebook on March 1. Deadline for emailing your list of book titles is midnight March 31. Winners will be contacted on April 2.
Killingworth Library Association Receives a “Peach” of a Gift
Killingworth Library is pleased to share that it is one of 17 Middlesex County libraries that saw another long pandemic year end on a positive note – each library will be receiving a $2,500 grant from the Peach Pit Foundation in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to spend on “spreading kindness and fun.” This wonderful news comes at a time when many in our community are feeling isolated and in need of both these things, and we look forward to sharing how this generous gift will be used in the upcoming weeks.
Call for Volunteers
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Killingworth Library is looking for volunteer(s) to work at the circulation desk from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. one day a week. Training will be provided, but you do need to be comfortable working with Windows-based applications, and physically able to shelve books (reaching up/bending down). Killingworth Library was founded by volunteers in 1964 and to this day volunteers remain an integral part of our team serving our community – come join us! Please email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 860-663-2000 for more information.
Saturday Storytimes Continue at Killingworth Library
Participants check out the featured book and Take-and-Make Craft from the library, then tune in at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for a read-along, crafting fun, and a chance to say “Hi” to their friends! Books and supplies are limited, so please register in advance on the Calendar page on the library’s website – killingworthlibrary.org – or call the library at 860-663-2000. Zoom links will be emailed the day before the program. Our March sessions:
3/05/22 – Me… Jane by Patrick McDonnell
3/12/22 – How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace
3/19/22 –My Garden by Kevin Henkes
3/26/22 – And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano