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NEA Big Read

Join us for the NEA Big Read this month as we delve into Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved.
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Online Catalog Offers New Features

Choosing your next read doesn't need to be daunting. The Ferguson Library's online catalog now offers new features that make it easier to find a book you'll enjoy.

Just click on a favorite title, select "details," and you will find other books by the same author, suggested readings, a brief biography and professional and reader reviews. If the book is part of a series, you can also learn what else is available about your favorite character.

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Sparkler: Learn Through Play – Stamford Cradle to Career | United Way of Western CT

Get a FREE Developmental Screening App. Stamford is pleased to provide Sparkler, a free developmental screening application, available in English and Spanish, that promotes healthy early childhood development and helps you advocate for your child. With the help of Sparkler, parents and families have access to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (a developmental screening), developmentally aligned play activities, parent forums, and early childhood coaches.

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Free Covid Vaccine Clinics

Get ready for back to school with vaccines, boosters and a flu shot! Click here for information on free Stamford Covid-19 vaccine clinics.  Covid-19 vaccines are free, do not require ID or insurance, and no appointment needed! All locations have trained nurses to administer vaccines. 

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Grab and Go lunches at South End

The South End Branch, in partnership with Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, is offering free meals for kids this summer every Wednesday through August 25. For kids up to age 18. Just drop by the South End Branch at 34 Woodland Avenue. No registration needed.

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Free CT Museum Admission for Kids

From now until September 6, kids under 18 and one accompanying adult can visit participating CT museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.
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Books For Summer Reading at the Friends Book Shop

Stop in and check out the Friends Book Shop, the only independent book store in Stamford, for some great summer reads! All books available are very gently used and at modest prices, with the proceeds going to support the library. There are two convenient locations at the Main Library and Harry Bennett branch, or shop online. Click here for more information.

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National Hop-a-Park Day! First Saturday in July

Did you know July 3, 2021 is National Hop-a-Park Day? Stamford has over 700 acres of parks and beaches around the city. What a perfect opportunity to get outside! Click here for a map of all the parks in the city and here for a list of things to do around Stamford. Tag us in your socials to share your adventures! 

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Summer Learning 2021 Is Coming Soon!

Summer Learning starts June 12. Kids and teens can sign up online, or grab a paper reading log, and get into it! In addition to reading and listening, kids can complete fun challenges, set goals for themselves, work on honing skills, or just enjoy a good book.
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June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month

June is a month for celebrating our animal friends! Connecticut has many wonderful ways to learn about nature. Get more information on visiting Beardsley Zoo, the Maritime or Mystic Aquariums or Stamford Museum and Nature Center among others, with park passes here, and more places to go and things to do here.

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Linked Libraries

Great news for Stamford Public School students! The cooperative partnership between Ferguson Library and SPS will allow students access to our huge collection of great kids & teen ebooks and streaming materials all summer long. Browse for your next great book from any of our digital content platforms and borrow from anywhere you are this summer!

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Summer Reading Registration Opens Soon!

It's almost time to sign up for our Summer Reading Program, Tails & Tales! You can choose how you want to participate.
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