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Newsletter - June 2022
Letter from the Director
Dear Friends,

This month I am pleased to announce our new Homebound Service that is available thanks to a partnership with the New Milford Senior Center. New Milford residents who cannot make it into the library to pick up materials due to physical or mental disability, and who do not have someone to assist them in obtaining library materials, can now apply for this free home delivery service. If you or someone you know may be eligible, simply print up the online form and send it to us or call the library and we will assist you. You may email the form to us at In order to participate, you must have a current library card in good standing. The form, along with a complete description of the service, can be found here

Once the application is approved, our librarians will select materials to suit your needs based on the interests reflected on the form. This service is not limited to books. You can also request magazines, DVDs, books on CD, puzzles, and other library materials. The Senior Center will then arrange a convenient time for their volunteers to provide delivery. Materials are due back at the library at the time of the next delivery. If you need to keep the items longer, you can call the library or renew online.

In addition to offering Homebound Services, the library has been partnering with the Senior Center and other senior living facilities to provide monthly book exchanges as well as interactive programming with our Youth Activists group. We are always seeking ways to work with local organizations to create new services for the community. Please contact me at if you have an idea for collaborating with the library to reach New Milford patrons more effectively.
We have TV Series to Borrow
Browsing is back and did you know that we have TV Series available for check out? Many PBS shows, as well as some classic series such as Green Acres & the Andy Griffith Show, and even a few popular shows like the Gilmore Girls. Place a hold online or stop by during browsing hours to pick up one or two seasons! Browsing Monday through Friday 9AM until 5PM in the historic building Lobby or call: 860-355-1191 for assistance.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path -Summer Reading 2022
This summer we will offer “Read Beyond the Beaten Path”. We will begin on July 5 and go through August 12, 2022. There will be a reading program, family programs, fun and prizes! Watch for emails and information on our website coming out soon!
Sunflowers for Ukraine
We held 2 craft programs in May (1 for Adults and 1 for Teens) to weave sunflowers to hang in our windows to show our support for Ukraine. Jody taught us how to make them. Here are some samples:
Our Construction Moves Forward!
Our book shelves are filling up
More books!
The colorful floor in the Children's Area.
Landscaping on the side.
Landscaping in the front.
Landscaping near the Children's entrance.
Patron Reviews
Sample patron reviews from our Bonus Book program:

The Survivors by Jane Harper - "Loved it. Had no idea who the murderer was and I like books when I don’t figure it out. Definitely will look for other books by her."

The Librarian Always Rings Twice by Marty Wingate - "Dreadful. The estate of Daphne du Maurier can’t be happy about the way the author ripped off “Frenchman’s Creek”. I presume she did the same with previous books. I won’t read another of hers."

The Echoes by Jess Montgomery - "Thought this would be totally new, but realized I had read “The Hollows” and loved it. This one was good, but I think there were too many minor characters which made it rather confusing."
Staff Picks
Check out what our staff is currently reading!
Kathryn -
Blue Moon by Lee Child - An elderly couple have made a few well-meaning mistakes, and now they owe big money to some very bad people. One brazen move leads to another, and suddenly Reacher finds himself a wanted man in the middle of a brutal turf war between rival Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.

Denise –
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson - A complicated young woman's friendship becomes more complicated when one asks the other to help take care of her twin step-children who burst into flames when they get upset.

Peggy -
The Match by Harlan Coben – Wilde is searching for his birth family using the DNA sites on the internet and gets more than he wanted! Great mystery storyline.
Jody -
The Glovemaker by Ann Weisgarber
Lorna -
Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life by Delia Ephron – Warm and inspirational
Leslie -
Book Woman's Daughter by Kim Michele Richardson
Gail -
Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Amy -
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
Sue -
Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage by Nancy Atherton
Leslie -
Angels in My Hair: The True Story of a Modern Day Irish Mystic by Lorna Byrne. Amazing book!