Thursday, March 19, 2015

Governor Malloy signs state grant bonding for Farmington Libraries Maker space/Media Lab.

Governor Malloy signs state grant bonding for Farmington Libraries Maker space/Media Lab.   

I am very grateful to see Gov. Malloy and the State Bond commissions support the Farmington Libraries with important funding. I would also like to thank state representatives Mike Demicco and Brian Becker as well as Farmington's state senators Beth Bye and Terry Gerratana for their support.

This Grant, along with our match,  will continue to change the libraries landscape into a more contemporary learning environment and leverage our efforts to provide additional 21st century programs for our citizen-customers. Please watch for more to come as we approach our 2016 amazing grand opening.

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...