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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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Internet Archive Offers Free Audio Content

Looking for something to listen to? It’s easy. Just visit the Internet Archive, home to millions of audio recordings, ranging from live music and podcasts to classic audiobooks.

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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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Teen Books For Sale in Friends of Ferguson Shops

The Friends of Ferguson book shops have a great selection for everyone! Stop into our locations, cool off and find your next great read, or shop online. Prices are greatly discounted and all proceeds benefit the library. Your summer reading selections are waiting!

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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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Volunteer Opportunities for Teens This summer

Here are some agencies in Stamford who are accepting teen volunteers this summer!

Literacy Volunteers of Stamford

Literacy Volunteers needs about a dozen 15-18 year olds to volunteer virtually as tutors, "friendly callers", or camp councelors. Please contact Tyler Shanafelt at or at 203-869-4848.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is accepting a few volunteers. Fill out the application on their website: or call 203-327-2722.

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Free Teen Advanced Reader Copies Still Available

An advanced reader copy is a very complete rough draft of a book that will soon be available in final form for sale and in libraries. The library receives advanced reader copies (ARC's) for free from major publishers.  WE would like to give one to YOU.
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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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Teens Making A Difference is an ever-evolving group of teens in grades 6-12.
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Middle School Nutmeg Books

Every year librarians and teachers from Connecticut form a Nutmeg Book Award Committee that chooses 10 books of fiction that they think 7th and 8th graders may really like; students read and then vote for their favorite.
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Free Advanced Reader Copies

The library receives advanced reader copies (ARC's) for free from major publishers.  WE would like to give one to YOU.
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