26 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351



Many thanks to all our patrons for their patience and cooperation as we safely navigate the reopening process.

 We are pleased to announce that beginning August 17th, patrons will be able to make an appointment 

to come into the library for browsing shelves on the main floor or to use the computer. 

Please call (860)376-0024 for details and to make an appointment!

The library's front foyer will remain open for in-person, mask-to-mask service:

Pick up ordered materials

Have copies made

Have faxes sent

Curbside pickup will also continue to be available.

There is a bin provided to return materials in the foyer as well as the return bin outside. Staff will

not accept materials in hand and all items are set aside for 3 days before being checked in and 

backdated to the day they were returned.

Materials from the main floor and children's area may be requested with a total 

of 10 items for adults checked out at a time.
 
You can check the available books and DVDs on our online catalog 

@@ slater.biblio.org or you can call the library @ (860) 376-0024 to request the materials that 

you would like to check out and a librarian will call back to let you know what items are available.

There are designated parking spots and signage to help with picking up materials.

Staff are in the library: 
                       Monday, Wednesday and Friday Noon - 5:00 pm                  
         Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
   Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Digital library cards will continue to be available by emailing slaterlibrary@yahoo. Please include

name, address, birthday and phone number. Those wishing to extend their 3-month digital card, 

please call Slater Library and we will be happy to help you.


Online offerings from Slater Library:

Interested in learning more about your family's history from the comfort of your own home?

Introducing HeritageQuest powered by Ancestry! Use your Slater Library card to create an account

and start exploring the billions of records, like census data, city directories, wills, probate and immigration information.

Click on the link below to get started!





We are excited to be offering Wowbrary, a weekly email newsletter that lets you know about 

all the new books, audiobooks and dvd's that Slater Library has to offer!

                                                                             Sign up at  http://www.wowbrary.org


The Libby app continues to be available with your valid library card to download books and audiobooks

on your phone or tablet. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information about downloading the app.

Newly added to our platform of ebooks and audiobooks and is Simply E. Download the Simply E app and check

out the list of new titles available through the Connecticut State Library's eGO platform. 

 


 

SUMMER IS HERE! LET'S READ ON!





Summer Reading 2020 "Imagine Your Story" is here! 

This summer we will be using the Readsquared program to keep track of reading virtually! 

Beginning June 20th we will be using this link:http://slaterlibraryct.readsquared.com/  

to create an account!

Be a 4-H Brainiac! Summer Library Virtual Programs

2020 UConn 4-H New London County @ SLATER LIBRARY!

Call the library @ (860)376-0024 to sign up! Space is still available!

 These programs are designed for ages 8 -12, but younger children may join with parental help.

Kits for the Brainiac Builds will be available for pick-up at your library on the Monday or Tuesday before the Facebook Live Build. 

 Instructions will NOT be included in your kit, so you will have to watch the Facebook session to see how to do your activity or experiment!

(Instructions will be posted the next day just in case you missed the session.)

Upcoming Brainiac Build Sessions:

Brainiac Build #3 July 15, 10:00 am

Suck-a-Bug, otherwise known as a Pooter, are for real how scientists collect delicate insects. You will build one using a medicine

 bottle and straws. Plus you’ll learn the secret to not getting a bug in your mouth!

Brainiac Build #4 July 29, 10:00 am

Breakfast Nails and Ballerinas mean fun with Neodymium Magnets and cereal (what?!). These
 
super-strong magnets should be used with an adult around- they are not for play or like refrigerator magnets.

Brainiac Build #5 August 12, 10:00 am

Buckle-up Eggs for a wild ride! You will build an egg vehicle using only spaghetti and rubber bands.Don’t worry parents- we’ll be 

using a plastic Easter egg for our experiment.

4-H Break-out! Escape Rooms

These digital escape rooms will challenge you to solve puzzles, unlock doors and BREAK OUT!

These can be done alone, with a sibling or as a family team. If you get stuck on a lock, 

reach out on our Facebook page @NLC4H and we will help you out with a clue, just like a real escape room!

Go to student.breakoutedu.com to sign up for the Slater Library Class with code 4FGWXY

Escape rooms are scheduled for July 8, July 22, August 5, August 19 @10:00am!

*All 4-H Brainiac Build Facebook Live sessions will be on the UConn 4-H New London County Facebook 

page: https://www.facebook.com/NLC4H at 10:00 am.

4-H Brainiac Build activity instructions will be posted on Facebook and the UConn 4-H New London County Afterschool &

 Summer webpage: http://www.4-h.uconn.edu/NLondCo/nlc-afterschool-and-special.              






We miss you all at Slater Library, but being apart doesn't mean that we can't stay connected! One 

way to stay in touch is to join us on the Slater Fox Trail! Print a picture of Slater Fox (below) and 

take him with you on your social distancing adventures! Snap a picture of Slater Fox at a location or 

with you doing something fun. Parents can share the pictures with us via our email: 

slaterlibrary@yahoo.com and we will share to our Facebook page. If you don't have a printer and 

would like to pick up a hard copy of Slater Fox, drop by the library during business hours.




 

Toddler Story Time is now on Zoom! 

If you would like to join Mrs. Brown Wednesdays @ 10 am,           

send an email to kbrown.slaterlibrary@gmail.com to receive an invitation!


                                                   
Storyline Online: Free storytimes read by actors.

Other  Online Resources:

Scholastic: Free at home learning for up three hours a day. It includes articles, videos, 

stories and learning challenges.

Khan Academy: Activities for students preschool to grade 12.
                                                                                 

                            


SLATER LIBRARY and FANNING ANNEX
26 Main St
Jewett City, Ct. 06351
(860) 376-0024
Director - Rebecca Jusseaume
Children's Librarian - Kathleen Brown