Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Thanks to Daisy Troop 66309.


Out Children's  Librarian, Anna Eisen,  alerted me to these two members of Daisy Troop 66309 who used their extra cookie sale money to buy books for the library, focusing on titles that align with the Daisy petals — such as “make the world a better place,” “be considerate and caring,” and “use resources wisely.” A set of mottos we all swhould live by!

These Daisies and their families frequently attend library programs and love using the library space. Just a LOVELY way to start my day.

Thanks. J



 for learning and fun.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

2018 Farmington Libraries Year-end Board meeting




Year-end Board meeting brings the finish to a great year and the anticipation of a greater future.  Special thanks went to departing secretary Maureen Bitner, and Chairperson Alan Sherman's final meeting as  Chair.  This was a fun and productive year for me and I wish to thank all team and board member who gave the support and energy required to drive this big ship.  Best Jay

Remembering Karen Zigler with her legacy flowers




Remembering Karen Zigler as a gardener, planter of seeds, consoler, friend and good person barely scratched the surface of who she was; but beyond all things, Karen was a giver. Thank you, Karen, and thank you, Ray, for continuing on your wife's tradition of beautifying the Library with the fruits of her toil.   Remembering Karen Zigler as a gardener, planter of seeds, consoler, friend and good person barely scratched the surface of who she was; but beyond all things, Karen was a giver. Thank you, Karen, and thank you, Ray, for continuing on your wife's tradition of beautifying the Library with the fruits of her toil.   
Remembering Karen Zigler as a gardener, planter of seeds, consoler, friend and good person barely scratched the surface of who she was; but beyond all things, Karen was a giver. Thank you, Karen, and thank you, Ray, for continuing on your wife's tradition of beautifying the Library with the fruits of her toil.  

Monday, June 18, 2018

Farmington Libraries, Barney Library video; How wonderful to have such talented and astute children here in Farmington


Savi Agarwal,  an eighth-grader at Farmington Connecticut's Irving A. Robbins Middle School, has presented her eighth grade Paideia; history of the  Barney Library Project, to the libraries at the recommendation of  Mrs. Molloy, her social studies teacher. I am so impressed with Savi's scholarship and hard work that I am publishing it here for all to see. Savi, I am expecting to hear great things about you as you go forward in your life...  All my Best, 

Jay


Please click the link below

School may be out; but Farmington Library Teen Programs are In!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Centripetal force game, attracting family synergy, only at the Farmington Libraries

The Centripetal force game, attracting family synergy, only at the Farmington Libraries! 
It is important to make science live and explain the wonders of the universe. The family scene pictured below is repeated thousands of times during any given year since its 2013 installation.  


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Free College Proctor Sessions


It is always fun to review the various service metrics which define the libraries service performance at year-end.  As a result of that process, I thought it would be interesting to cull out and list our latest statistics. These numbers represent the diversity of services provided and demonstrate an added value lying far beyond those the beliefs of most when thinking of Library services. The following represent those findings: 
                                                     FY-2016-2017

The libraries annual usage follows: 215,002 visitors, 325,959 loans, 1727 new card issued, 109,068 Website visits, 42,189 questions answered, 919 Main Library programs, 170 Library programs, 207 Adult programs, 141 Teen Programs, 741 Children’s programs, 79 Maker Space programs,13 concerts, 538 Passports, 161 Notary transactions 4,419 room reservations,61 technology training hours,9,950 E-Book reads, 4,721 Audiobooks hears, 439 Maker Space teaching hours, 19,812 computer uses, 135 Farmington Room uses, 737 Adult Reading program readers, 309 Teen summer Readers, 1,329 child Summer Readers, 546 Volunteer hours... 

And, 47 free college proctors examination sessions.