Essex Library News

Director’s Message – September 2021

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ELA Director Deb Smith

From The Director — Deborah Smith

Back-to-school days are full of hope and promise! Even if you aren’t starting a new school year, you can still commit to learning something new. Here at the library we’d love to help inspire or connect you, whether it’s with a new book, an old favorite, or items from our Library of Things.

As we now enter a third school year affected by Covid-19 we know it has not been easy, especially with the Delta variant. This month more than ever there are questions about vaccines, masks, and how students can continue to safely navigate through the ongoing pandemic. That’s why we’re partnering with Hartford Healthcare and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for a special Q&A session on Covid Safety and Kids. This interactive, virtual program will be held on Thursday, September 23rd at 5:00 p.m. Dr. John Schreiber, Interim Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Connecticut Children’s will be available to answer your questions about how to keep kids safe and healthy this school year. I want to thank Dr. Schreiber for sharing his time with us on such an important topic.

This month we also get a special sneek peek into James Benn’s newest novel, Road of Bones. We have a session on Estate Planning with Attorney Erin Duques. And kids and families can enjoy Pokemon Bingo on the library lawn. Speaking of Bingo, the real treat of the month is the start of BINGO with The Friends on September 20th. This fun game supports area businesses. If that’s not reason enough to play, I’ve heard that there are great prizes that just might put more cash into your own pocket, too! See below for all of the details.

Remember, September is library card sign up month. Did you know that you can use your card at any library in Connecticut? You just have to register for a card in the town where you live. If you don’t have a card, stop by and get connected with all of our resources in the building and online. Whether you need a new card or want to renew an older one, we’re here to help. See you at the library!


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