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Elizabeth Darst Leykum holding Charles Leykum.
- Continue to expand and curate our collections and provide easy access to Library resources.
- Embrace and integrate emerging media into our collections.
- Use appropriate media and targeted messages to raise patron awareness of relevant Library resources.
- Ensure our patrons and staff have access to established and emerging technologies and the opportunity to achieve technological literacy.
- Meet the needs and interests of Greenwich residents by making strategic programming choices.
- Support the academic and life success of Greenwich children by promoting early literacy and a love of reading.
- Strengthen our focus on satisfying the questions, needs and preferences of our patrons.
- Reimagine our public spaces to reflect changes in technology and how people use the Library.
- Strengthen our community of readers by increasing patron connections to one another and to our collections.
- Expand and focus our partnerships for the collective benefit of the Greenwich community.
High school students in Fairfield and Westchester counties were invited to submit films in the following five categories: Creative, Animation, Documentary, Music Video, and Public Service Announcement.
More than 130 films were entered. Director Ron Howard judged the Creative entries; Blue Sky Studios judged the Animation entries; film producer Clay Pecorin judged the Documentary entries; film and television composer Jeff Cardoni judged the Music Video entries; and journalist Gretchen Carlson judged the Public Service Announcements.
The top five submissions in each category will be screened, and winners will be announced. Additionally, one of the final top five will be chosen as the overall winner of the Greenwich Youth Film Festival.
The event is free but tickets are required. Thursday, April 26, is the last day to reserve tickets online at the Junior League of Greenwich website. Remaining tickets will be available on Saturday at Cole Auditorium at noon.
Whether you are a job seeker looking for resources to land a new job, a parent looking for free activities for children or a student searching for your next favorite book, you belong @ your library.
Greenwich Library kicks off its inaugural "Take Your Child to the Library Day" on Saturday, February 4. Special giveaways, activities and crafts will be held at each of the branches to celebrate all the library has to offer children and families.
One of the highlights of the day will be the Theatreworks performance of Charlotte's Web at 2 p.m. in the Cole Auditorium, presented by the Friends of Greenwich Library. The performance is approximately one hour and appropriate for grades K-5. Pick up free assigned seating tickets (limit 6 per person) at the auditorium doors at noon. Return at 1:50 p.m. when doors open.
The Children's Room will have a welcome table showcasing the resources, programs and services offered at Greenwich Library and its branches. Information about "My First Library Card," the Ready for Reading Kits, downloadable eBooks, library databases for language learning and homework help, and program information about story times and book clubs for children birth to age 12, will be available. Each child who visits will get a READ bracelet and a Greenwich Library pencil.
Children and their families can visit the craft table to design a special bookmark that can be entered into Greenwich Library's "Love Your Library" bookmark contest. Children will be given a bookmark with instructions and will only be limited by their imagination. The contest will run from February 4 through February 18. Winners will be selected from the entries and the winning bookmarks will be printed to celebrate National Library Week in April.
There will also be a fun scavenger hunt to help children learn about the library. Clues can be picked up at the Children's Room desk, and every child who turns in a completed scavenger hunt list will earn a prize.
Cos Cob Library will play I SPY all day with clues to find fun items and pictures. All those who complete the game will have their names entered into a drawing for a special prize. There will also be music for children at 10:30 a.m. and a Gingerbread Man Hunt at 2 p.m.
At the Byram Shubert Library, children will be encouraged to enjoy a book and a slice of pizza. Both branches will also participate in the bookmark contest.
For a full list of activities and crafts, please visit our website. For more information on "Take Your Child to the Library Day" please contact Deirdre Sullivan at (203) 625-6547. For information on Charlotte's Web, please contact the Friends Office at (203) 622-7938.
These programs are made possible through the support of the Friends of Greenwich Library, the Greenwich Library Board of Trustees and contributions by generous donors.
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