Shelton Library Lines: Book talk groups galore

The following programs and activities are taking place at Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch libraries. Most require advance registration. Plumb is located at 65 Wooster Street. Call 203-924-1580 or 203-924-9461 and follow the greeting message to direct you to the department best suited to answer your question, or to register for programs. Huntington Branch is located in the Community Center, 41 Church Street, and can be reached at 203-926-0111. Visit and click “Events Calendar & Registration” (Blue button on homepage) to register online.

Friends of the Shelton Library System is accepting book donations at this time. There is a separate cart available for donation drop offs located in the foyer. There are also tax receipts available at the Children’s Department desk. For any questions ask a staff member..
Due to the large number of teens who are currently volunteering at Plumb, the library has no volunteer hours available until the end of the school year.
In the event of bad weather or school closings/delays due to the weather, any scheduled library program(s) will be canceled that same day.
Huntington Branch Library
Spanish with Sandra — Tuesday, March 26, 4:30 p.m. Children ages 4 to 8 and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities. Register for the entire month.
Talking in Spanish — Tuesday, March 26, 5 p.m. Tweens and teens engage in Spanish conversation and interactive activities with Miss Sandra. Register for the entire month.
First Spanish with Sandra — Wednesday, March 27, 10:30 a.m. Children, babies to age 4, and their caregivers learn Spanish through songs, games, stories, and other fun activities. Note new day and time. Register.
Plumb Memorial Library
Life Is Art — Thursday, March 21 and 28, 6 p.m. Ages 10 and older. Join Miss Ronda for fun and different creative projects each week. Learn new techniques and express your inner artist.
Knit! — Tuesday, March 26 and April 2, 6:30 p.m. Adult fiber fans meet to knit, crochet and chat, lots of support and fellowship in this drop in group, stop in and bring a friend. Group meets in the beautiful and historic Reading Room.
Connect: ELL — Friday, March 22 and 29, at 10 a.m. Attention English language learners, join us at Plumb Memorial Library for a relaxed and fun morning of our Conversation Café. Enjoy coffee, tea and light refreshments while you meet people and practice your skills. Community members 18 and older with all levels of English are welcome to attend. No sign-up, so just show up.
Bookworms — Monday, March 25 and April 1, 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Maura for a themed drop in story and craft time for kids 1 to 5 years old and their caregivers.
Alphabits — Thursdays, March 21 and March 28, 10:30 a.m., A drop-in story time geared toward kids 0 to 5 years old and their caregivers. Join Miss Maura for a skill-based program story plus hands-on centers, baby space and music fun.
Novel Ideas Book Club — Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 p.m., Attention fifth and sixth grade readers join us for a monthly book club: “Novel Ideas.” Each registered reader will receive a free copy of that month's book. Please read book prior to attending our monthly meeting. At each meeting we will discuss the book, engage in story related activities while enjoying refreshments. March’s book is The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin. Registration is required.
Books @ Noon — Monday, March 25, noon. This book discussion group for adults meets on fourth Mondays every month at noon. This month’s selection is Stones from the River, by Ursula Hegi. Book club will be meeting in the newly renovated meeting room.
Book Buddies — Monday, March 25, 5 p.m. Attention all first and second graders, come and join a brand new celebration of literature with Mrs. Fritsch. Each month we will explore a different genre of storytelling including fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, school stories and more. Join in a lively discussion of the story and a craft or activity related to the theme. Registration is required.
Home delivery
Shelton residents who cannot get to the library due to temporary or permanent disability are welcome to apply for home delivery of library materials. Contact Huntington Branch Library, 203-926-0111. This project is underwritten with support from the Friends of the Library and the Valley Community Foundation.