From The Desk of the Director

The Library is bustling with activity to prepare our Summer Reading Clubs starting June 17 through August 9. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. Registration for all Reading Clubs begins Monday, June 10 and ends August 9.

We invite children ages 2-11 to join our Summer Kids Club and teens 11-17 our Teen Summer Club with registration beginning June 17. Children may pick up their bingo cards starting June 17. Return completed cards to the Children’s Desk to be eligible for a $20 gift card to the Sports Center

Teens – simply read and review one book plus attend two summer programs to be eligible for a $20 from Sports Center and to attend the club finale Pizza Party. Many thanks to the Sports Center for their generosity!

Adult Readers (18+) will read books of their choice and share their reviews with fellow participants via written forms or on-line. The club includes participation prizes, weekly raffles, and a closing celebration party!

The Derby Library Garden will be getting ready to the new season soon! On May 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM, Valley United Way staff and community volunteers will be preparing the garden with new vegetables, fruits, and herbs! After a fun filled time, enjoy delicious and creamy ice-cream!

The Grow Your Own Garden Program was created in 2015, by the Valley United Way, to give lower-income families access to fresh produce. This garden season there will be 13 gardens in all 5 Valley towns; Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton! All fresh produce grown from the gardens are free, for the neighbors to harvest and enjoy. The gardens assist a wide range of communities of families, children, elders and disabled. If interested in volunteering, contact the Valley United Way office at (203)926-9478 or email with your name and interests in the gardens. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Library this summer!

Nicole B. Cignoli


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