Outdoor programming has begun at Terryville Public Library

Published on Monday, 5 October 2020 13:58


PLYMOUTH – Terryville Public Library has begun to offer outdoor programming, as the state moves into phase three of its reopening plan.

Gretchen DelCegno, director of the library at 238 Main St., said that the library is open for people to come in and browse for books, and that computers are available as needed. The library is also continuing to offer curbside pickup.

“Right now, people are generally making short visits – coming in and leaving,” she said.

Although phase 3 will allow the library to have 75% capacity instead of their current 50% capacity limit, the library will still continue to offer its programs primarily virtually. However, DelCegno has also begun to incorporate outdoor activities.

“We had our knitting group, which has about six people, meet at Baldwin Park,” she said. “Then, last week, they moved into the parking lot, behind the ‘Book-tique’ run by the friends of the library. Our daytime book discussion group will be meeting Oct. 19 at Lake Winfield at the Gazebo.”

The library will host a program with robots, “Meet the Ozobots,” on Oct. 14 from noon to 4 p.m. across the street at the Congregational Church.

“Ozobots are small robots that love to follow drawn lines,” the library website explains. “These robots can light up, make sounds, and move in all different directions. Families or same household members can sign up for a half hour time slot to get to learn about these robots.”

This program, funded by a grant from the Phyllis Corsetti Endowment Fund, is intended for children ages 5 and up and their families. Registration is required. Space is limited, so those who wish to participate are asked to call 860-582-3121 to secure their spot.

The library will also be offering a Halloween story time across the street at the Congregational Church on Oct. 28 from 2 to 2:30 p.m. The program has a rain-date of Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

“It will have stories, songs, music and a take-home craft,” said DelCegno. “The program is intended for children birth to 7, with older siblings welcome. We’re encouraging kids to bring their blanket and to wear Halloween costumes. We’re also encouraging mask wearing as best practice.”

For more information, call 860-582-3121 or visit terryvillepl.info.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Monday, 5 October 2020 13:58. Updated: Monday, 5 October 2020 14:00.