Monday, February 9, 2015

Mary Yankovich receives the first customer of the day “Let it snow” award!

It was such fun to see Mary Yankovich arrive here on Monday February 9th as our first customer...Connecticut has suffered three significant snowstorms over the past three Monday’s here in the year 2015. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

John Brighenti and Friends Wowed a packed house at a Richard Garmany concert at the Main Library on Sunday January 11, 2015

John Brighenti and Friends: Swingin’ On a Sunday Afternoon
Sunday, January 11, 2015, 2:15 p.m., Farmington Main Library

John Brighenti, piano, with Tom Devino on drums, Lou Bocciarelli on bass, and Rob Zappulla on vocals, will play a series of popular and timeless hits that will bring a smile to your face and put a song in your heart.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Eighth annual volunteer breakfast 2015

Everyone, Staff and Volunteers, who attended our volunteer, Friends, gardeners, and  Board members, breakfast this morning should receive high kudos for tenacity and commitment. The formidable weather forecast held many in the state at bay, closing schools and many community activities. However, these dire predictions did not thwart our sturdy band of faithful volunteers who help our libraries succeed every day.  I was honored to be able to present our volunteer of the year award to Michael Scully this year.  Michael is an inspiration to all of us; the kind of person we all strive to be, generous with his smile, laughter and good spirit. He does it all because he loves the libraries and the libraries love him back. Congratulations Michael, well done.

Farmington’s libraries and community are special place in the world and a special place in my heart; it's just a great place to be. 

Cheers and keep warm.  

Best, Jay

Monday, December 29, 2014

Seasons greetings and Happy New Year 2015

Kids do the darndest things and many times the most creative. It's really fun to see graffiti  take on new forms and how clever our young artists are who adorned our garden statuary with  seasonal caps.  
Happy New Year  2015...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day

After graduate school,  I was  finally drafted  into the United States Navy in 1968 and  subsequently  applied to submarine  school; It was not fun.  However,  it  became a part of me that I shall never forget. I wish all my shipmates well and smooth sailing on this important day of remembrance. And pray for our soldiers, sailors, marines, and  air forces fighting in foreign seas and lands.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The creativity of children's play is captivating.

Our children's program presents  an  infinite  choice  of creative activities for preschoolers providing  a  rich context for adults to  share a   greater  understanding  of  their child's development through creative play.