Starting July 6th, our hours for pick up service will be:
Monday 9:30am – 1:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 1:30pm
Wednesday 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Friday 9:30am – 1:30pm
All library materials that were taken out before we were closed for the pandemic need to be returned at this time. The book drop is open all the time now.
To request materials from the online catalog, visit https://babcock.biblio.org/eg/opac/home You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 860-487-4420 during the hours listed above. When we have your requests ready, we will arrange a pickup time with you and leave your items in a bag with your name on them on top of the book drop. If they are not picked up by the time we close, we will need to take them back inside and will contact you the next day we are open.
Please note that our phones are having intermittent issues that we are working on resolving and we are not consistently able to answer calls or access voicemail. We will call you back from a cell phone (it may be a 413 number).
State Representative Pat Wilson Pheanious will read “The Story of Ruby Bridges” She will talk with children and their parents about the ideas and experiences that the story raises. Ruby Bridges was a seven year old Black girl with a heart full of love and a determined mission. School Segregation was an important change for the people of New Orleans in 1957, and this little girl played a very critical role. She stood strong and fended off the feelings of people who didn’t like her or want their children to go to school with her because she was racially different. Many things have changed since 1957 but some things haven’t. Courage, the pain of hate, the strength of prayer, the power of forgiveness, the lesson of perseverance and the on-going imperative of human dignity will never grow old.
As we read Ruby’s story we will try to identify how the various people in the book may have felt and why they may have felt that way. We will talk about how times have changed and what is (and is not) different in 2020. Ruby’s story happened a long time ago. But today there are still strong people (even little ones) who are willing to risk safety and comfort to stand up for themselves and for what they know is right. Ruby’s story teaches things which will never change. Human difference shows God’s fondest for variety. His influence, parental love and support can help us face difficult and frightening times.
Pat is a lifelong resident of Ashford. She attended Ashford Elementary School, EO Smith and UConn. She is a teacher, a lawyer, a social worker, a grandmother and since 2018, this Districts representative in Connecticut’s General Assembly.
This is a Zoom program and will be held Wednesday, August 12th at 5:30pm. Please contact the library at (860)487-4420 for instructions on how to log on. The link to the zoom meeting will also be available on our Website and Facebook page shortly.
sponsor and Adopt an Author! This program allows the library to acquire all the
new titles published by your chosen author.
a new title becomes available, you are placed 1st in the hold queue
and your name is placed on a bookplate on the title page.
a sponsor, you reimburse the library for the cost of the book, which is usually
25% off the cover price!
will you have the opportunity to be the VERY FIRST READER of your favorite
books, but you will be helping the library with your generous gift, thus
helping our budget’s bottom line. Don’t
forget that your donation is also tax deductible!
Pick up an
Adopt-an-Author form at the Babcock Library circulation desk.