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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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Weekend Events to Celebrate MLK Jr.

In a lead-up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a number of area organizations will host special events to commemorate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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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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Warm for the Winter Drive

To support families and help them stay warm this winter, the Ferguson Library is currently collecting new and clean, gently-used gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for children of all ages and adults. You can help us by dropping off your donations at any branch of the library. Donations will be distributed to our neighbors through Person to Person and will be accepted until Friday, January 6.

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Hoopla Bonus Borrows Are Back

Hoopla, the digital media service offered by the Ferguson Library that allows users to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics and TV shows, relaunched its Bonus Borrows program for the month of November.

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Get Library Carded

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a celebration that stresses the importance of obtaining a library card as a child's most important school supply. It's also a perfect time for you to get your own card, join the Ferguson Library community and learn about all it has to offer this month and beyond.

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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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Great News for Stamford Public Schools Students

The cooperative partnership between Ferguson Library and Stamford Public Schools allows students access to our huge collection of great kids and teen e-books and streaming materials. Browse here for your next great book from any of our digital content platforms. Simply enter 2111800 and your student ID number to borrow the materials.

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Hoopla Bonus Borrows Back for Back-to-School

Hoopla, the digital media service offered by the Ferguson Library that allows users to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, e-books, comics and TV shows, relaunched its August Bonus Borrows program.

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Celebrate Book Lovers Day with Reading Recommendations

Need help finding your next read after finishing a great book? On this Book Lovers Day, and every day, we've got you covered. Simply fill out this form and within 24 hours a librarian will send you three suggestions based on your preferences.

You can also sign up here for tailored monthly updates with new and notable titles based on your genre favorites.

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Free Admission for Kids at State Museums

This summer, Connecticut children ages 18 and younger can visit participating museums for free with an accompanying adult who is also a resident thanks to the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program. For more information about participating museums, restrictions, exclusions and block-out dates, visit here. The program, geared for families, not camp or youth groups, is available through September 15.

Participants may be asked to show proof of residency.

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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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