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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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Marking Banned Books Week: A Statement from our CEO Alice Knapp

The rising number of challenges to books at public libraries across the country is gravely troubling.
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Introducing Librarian Anthony Marrocolla

If you've noticed a new face at the information desk, then you've met Anthony Marrocolla, who recently joined the Ferguson Library as a Programming and Outreach Librarian.

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Support the Library at the Book It Run & Walk

Registration is now open here for the Friends of the Ferguson Library's Book It, its virtual 5K Run & Walk. For this fundraiser, you can go at your own pace anytime during the month of September, as part of a team or on your own, to show your support for the library's programs and services.

 

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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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Ferguson Library Job Opportunities

The library is hiring. We have a number of positions open and welcome candidates who are committed to excellent customer service and want to work in a collegial environment at an organization that matters to the community.

We invite you to consider us as a place to begin or grow your career.

See our open positions here. 

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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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Learn a New Language with Pronunciator

Whether you are a student or teacher of modern languages, you must add Pronunciator to your arsenal of resources. It is a free comprehensive language learning software that supports learning of 164 languages and ESL lessons for speakers of 146 languages.
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Let's Discuss Health Equity

Health Equity Solutions (HES), a Connecticut nonprofit that promotes policies, programs and practices that support equitable health care access, delivery and outcomes for all state residents, released a survey here to collect your insight about health equity issues that concern you. Residents are strongly encouraged to participate; all input will remain confidential and will help inform HES's 2023 legislative agenda and the work of the new Commission on Racial Equity and Public Health. The survey only takes five minutes to complete.

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Calling all Writers to Check Out BiblioBoard

The Ferguson library now offers BiblioBoard, a self-publishing tool that delivers unlimited access to local books and stories from self-published authors. Here, authors can submit e-book samples to the Indie Author Project to have it showcased in the Indie Connecticut Collection for readers to enjoy. Authors can also create professional-quality, print-ready and e-book files using the Pressbooks Public module.

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The Ferguson Library Awarded Funds from Area Charitable Foundations to Support Expanded Services for the Community

The Ferguson Library was recently awarded $55,000 through a series of grants from the Pitney Bowes Foundation, the Louis J. Casale Jr. Charitable Foundation and the First County Bank Foundation that will support services offered at the library.
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Community Swim at the Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Stamford is currently running a community swim program of free lessons for children ages 5 to 14 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through July 31 at the Yerwood Center pool. The program also includes family swim hours Friday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoons through August 19.
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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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The Connecticut Child Tax Rebate Now Accepting Applications

The child tax rebate, recently authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly, was signed into law by Governor Ned Lamont to help Connecticut families by providing a rebate of up to $250 per child, for up to three children. Applications are being accepted until July 31.

Check here for detailed eligibility requirements and here for the application.

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