Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Book Bonanza

The Friends of the Farmington Library are pleased to announce a ‘mini’ book sale in the BOOK NOOK at the Main library on Monteith Drive starting June 13 and lasting till July 1. This will be a great opportunity to pick up books by your favorite authors for great summer vacation reading. The featured books at this sale will include paperback fiction for adults, youth and teens at remarkable prices: $.50 each or 5 books for $2. Adult mass market paperbacks will include an excellent selection of popular authors, mysteries, science fiction, romance, etc. There will also be an assortment of our red & green dot trade paperbacks for their regular price of $1.25 & $2. This is a great opportunity to stock up! Of course the BOOK NOOK will continue to be stocked with other hardcover and paperback books, fiction and non-fiction. We hope you’ll stop by and pick up a few books for yourself, family or friends!

We also welcome donations of gently used books at anytime throughout the year! They may be dropped off at either library at the circulation desks during regular operating hours. Please no textbooks, magazines, out-dated travel/financial/medical materials (before 2008), torn or worn paperbacks or hardcover books.

All monies raised through these book sales are used to support the acquisition of library materials and to help provide library programs for all age groups in our community.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Garden Tour tickets on sale now at Main and Barney Libraries

Tickets are now on sale at both the Main and Barney Libraries for the 13th Annual Farmington Kitchens and Gardens Tour. The event will be held Saturday, June 11 from 10am to 4pm. In addition to the six amazing private homes on the tour, seven public gardens/museums will be open, including: The Hillstead’s Sunken Garden, The Stanley Whitman Museum’s Herb Garden, The Farmington Historical Society’s Cottage and Gridley Garden, Noah Wallace School’s Childrens’ Garden, Unionville Museum’s exhibit and the Ct. Master Gardener’s Perennial Garden at the Farmington Library.

The tour is sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Library Committee. All proceeds support Library programming. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25.00 the day of the tour. For more information call 860 673- 6791.