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Horizons Program Admissions Nights at the Ferguson Library

Horizons at New Canaan Country School (NCCS) will be hosting admission nights Tuesday, January 24 from 4 to 6 p.m., and Wednesday, February 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lower Level Makerspace of the Ferguson Library. During the admissions evenings, staff will be on hand to screen for eligibility and to assist families in completing applications which are available online in English, Spanish and Creole.

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Annual Stamford Literary Competition Now Open

The Stamford Literary Competition, which celebrates excellence in student writing, is now open to students who live or attend school in Stamford, and are in grades 3 to 12. Entries in original fiction, nonfiction and poetry are welcome. All entries must be submitted by February 10.

For entrance guidelines and rules, including required length and format, and the entry form, click here.

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Parent Leadership Training Institute Accepting Applications

Stamford’s Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) Design Team, in partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF), will lead an in-depth leadership training class starting January to 20 to 25 selected parents, grandparents, guardians and other adults who wish to advocate for children and improve the lives of families and communities. Candidates will be selected from a pool of diverse applicants. Apply here.

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New Perk for Library Card Holders: Free Online Tutoring

Ferguson Library card holders can now receive up to five free tutoring sessions per week thanks to tutor.com. You can register for your tutor.com account with Ferguson Library here and begin attending fall student success webinars. Online tutoring hours are held from 3 to 10 p.m. daily.

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September Storytime at the Main Library

The Main Library will be taking a short back-to-school break from storytime for the next few weeks. We will resume programming Tuesday, September 20. Registration and masks will still be required to attend our sessions.
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Stamford Public Schools Climate Survey

Parents are invited to participate in the Stamford Public Schools (SPS) School Climate Survey. The survey is anonymous and all questions are optional. Families are asked to complete the survey for each child attending SPS. It should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

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April is Poetry Month!

Roses are red, violets are blue, now that it's April, we have poetry books for you! 

Celebrate Poetry Month with us at the library. Stop in at any library branch and check out a book of poems about your favorite topic. Kids: You can also try to write your own poem and practice your rhyming words. 

 

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Earn Volunteer Hours by Reviewing Books

The Ferguson Library is offering volunteer hours to teens grades 6 to 12 to write book reviews. Reviews will be featured on the library's Youth Instagram page and displayed with reviewed books at the library.

Teens may submit up to two book reviews per week here. For each review approved by a librarian, teens will receive one hour of volunteer credit.

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Forums to Address Long-Range Planning for Stamford School Facilities

The City of Stamford, in collaboration with Stamford Public Schools, is developing a master plan to address the current and future needs of Stamford's school campuses and facilities. As part of this process, a series of public forums will be held for community members to hear from experts about this plan. Each meeting will address specific themes; all will provide the same opening presentation and allow time for questions.

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Kindergarten Registration Is Open! La Inscripción Escolar Para Kindergarten Está Abierta!

To register, your child must be five years old on or before January 1, 2023.
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Applications Now Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Internships

Are you a Stamford public high school student interested in a one-year paid internship? Are you committed to the vision of a more positive school environment? Then you are a great fit for the Stamford Cradle to Career Youth Leadership. Here you can earn money, gain valuable experience and make a difference. No academic requirements or skills needed. Simply click here to apply before January 10.

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Parent Leadership Training Institute

Stamford’s Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), in partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation, is accepting candidates for Stamford’s 22nd class of PLTI.
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Decorate a Mitten!

We have a basket of mitten shapes in Youth Services at the Main library that you can decorate, practice writing your name, or tell us your Winter Wish for 2022. We will hang them up in the library for the winter season. Stop by when you visit us! 

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Stamford Public Schools Survey

The Stamford Public Schools has contracted with CMSi to conduct a Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Audit for Preschool through Grade 12. Parent feedback is an important part of the audit process. Please take a moment to complete the survey.
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