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Summer Library Events

Strawbale Gardening Workshops

Learn the Art of Strawbale Gardening, this work shop will take you through the entire growing season. 
Wednesday July 17th, and August 7th and 28th at 4:00

Library Sunflower Club

We are looking for volunteers to assist us with our sunflower garden, the club will meet on Mondays at 4:00. All ages are welcomed!   

Craft Projects and Activities

For ages 5 and up.
Friday, July 26 at 11:00 weather permitting Sidewalk Chalk
Friday, August 9th at 11:00 Alien Mask (must register)
Friday, August 23rd at 11:00 Alien Monsters

Monday Space Movies

Start at 1:00, bring a comfortable blanket to sit on and watch the movie with your library friends.  All movies are space themed and are either G or PG rated.  June 17th – August 11th

Rock Painting

Painting can be very relaxing; we have all the supplies.  This is program is for ages 13 and up.  Wednesdays, August 21st at 5:00

Join the Teen Meet Up!

Young Adults Come meet new friends, play games, watch movies and just have fun!  Monday, July 15th, and August 19th at 3:00

Summer Reading Program

The 2019 Summer Reading Program begins June 12th and runs until August 16th. Come to the library and sign up.  We have 3 different programs, Pre-readers, Readers, and Adults.  For every book read you will earn a raffle ticket, prizes are drawn weekly.  When your sticker sheet is filled, you will earn an entry into the Ice Cream Social and Movie, to be held on Friday, August 16th at 1 pm.   All books must be checked out from the Babcock Library. 

Connecticut Authors Trail

Wednesday, July 31st at 6:30. Book signing and refreshments will be served. 12 years and up.

“Ruby in the Sky” by Ashford’s own, Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

JEANNE ZULICK FERRUOLO lives in Ellington, Connecticut, with her husband and children. Ruby in the Sky is her first novel, and it won the SCBWI Work-in-Progress Award, the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award, and the New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Award.
 “The stories of the main characters intertwine beautifully, each one demonstrating the self-trust that enables them to do the right thing and to forgive. Writing in Ruby’s voice, Ferruolo creates an engaging plot peopled with complex characters that gracefully navigate many issues of our time, including women’s rights, immigration, prejudice and diversity, and bullying.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Overdrive Training

The Library now has a subscription to Overdrive for Babcock Library card holders!  Overdrive offers e-books and audiobooks that you can access on your mobile devices. Bring your phone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, or NOOK to the library and we will teach you how to get started!

Workshop dates are:  Monday August 5th at 10:00

If you require other dates, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library anytime during the week and make the craft project for the week.  This is a self-directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion.  Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!

Knitting Club

The knitting club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, everyone is always welcome whether you already know how to knit or you want to learn. Come and join our knitting group.

Learn to play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up.  (Yes, adults are welcome!)

Registration is required.

Tuesdays starting at 12:30 pm until 4 pm

Music and Movement

Come work the wiggles out in the Music and Movement get together, this program is held in the hall, before Storytime. Tuesdays at 10:00 am


Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.

Become a sponsor and Adopt an Author! This program allows the library to acquire all the new titles published by your chosen author.

  • When 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.
  • As a sponsor, you reimburse the library for the cost of the book, which is usually 25% off the cover price!

Not only 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.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!