Author Archives: Nicole Dolat

BPL BookCon for Kids & Teens! (June 28 @ 4:00 PM + 6:00 PM) (330 Park Ave. / Great Room)

Join Bloomfield Public Library for it’s second “BookCon”…a book event for youth of all ages!

What is BookCon? The Bloomfield Public Library Book Conference – or “BookCon” – is a chance for kids, tweens and teens to select and go home with FREE books of all kinds (and a variety of extra goodies!). Kids visit the in-person BookCon event during one of the two timeframes (4-5:30 PM or 6-8 PM), and they can select all of the free things they’d like to take home…it’s as easy as that! Our event will take place offsite at 330 Park Avenue in Bloomfield (The Great Room A #128). No registration necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is for youth – only kids and teens will be allowed to select books to take home! Adults/Teacher may select books ONLY in the final hour of the event from 7-8 PM. Read more >

Storytime at Auerfarm Scenic Reserve (June 20 @ 10 AM) (35 Auerfarm Rd.)

Please join us for a Storytime at Auerfarm Scenic Reserve sponsored by Bloomfield Public Library, Friends of Auerfam State Park Scenic Reserve and CT Department of Environmental Education Protection’s “No Child Left Inside” Program.

Grade K-3 children and their families are invited for a gentle hike up Auerfarm Scenic Reserve’s old orchard hill with State Park naturalists. The hike will be followed by a library storytime and craft with an apple orchard theme on the scenic hilltop. Registration is required. Maximum of 15 families due to limited parking.
Rain Date will be Friday, June 21, 2024 at 10:00 AM. Read more >

Crafternoon: Upcycled T-Shirt Totes & Scarves (June 18 @ 2 PM) (Teens & Adults; Atrium)

“Read, Renew, Repeat” is the 2024 Summer Reading Theme. Let’s kickoff an eco-friendly Crafternoon series for Adults and Teens (entering grades 7-12) at the BPL Atrium conference room!

At today’s program, we will upcycle t-shirts. Bring your own shirt(s), if possible. We will have extra t-shirts on hand as well. This is a no-sew event and the only tool we will be using are scissors. For preparation purposes, let us know in the question field below which project you are interested in. You can also decide at the program. See the Event Calendar description for more details. Read more >

Musical Fun with Judy Pancoast (June 5 @ 10:30 AM) (330 Park, Rm. 131)

Judy Pancoast, a Grammy-nominated Children’s Musician, will bring her special brand of musical fun to Bloomfield with her lively, interactive concert of all-original music that will have your kids involved from the first song. Her rapport with children is magical, and her energetic personality and clever lyrics make for a concert experience they’ll remember for a long time. Parents are encouraged to participate as well!

This program will take place at 330 Park Ave., Bloomfield (Rm. 131). Best for ages 5 and under. Registration is appreciated, but walk-ins are always welcome! Read more >