Connecticut Library Resources
Children & Youth
WeKnowGoodBooks.org - Visit our new home for YOUR book recommendations! Currently includes our 2013 Books for Giving lists - eventually will include previous lists and lists compiled by other organizations. Link to this site and let everyone know that librarians are the book experts! WeKnowGoodBooks.org
"Best Books for Children: A List for Holiday Giving"
Compiled annually by CLC member librarians. Print double-sided and distribute to your patrons. Link on your web site too! 2013 lists coming soon.
Summer Reading 2013
Here are links to a variety of resources for Summer Reading 2012, including the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP).
CSLP 2012 themes: "Dream Big: READ" (children); "Own the Night" (teens).
Summer Reading Booklists
- compiled annually by CLC librarians
Ellison Die-Cutting Machines
Locations of Ellison Machines for statewide use:
- Former CRLC machine (refurbished in 2008):
Canton Public Library: Hours & Directions | List of dies
To reserve a time, call the Children's Department at 860-693-5800. Please bring paper.
- Former WCLC machine:
Woodbury Library: Hours | Directions | List of dies
Call the Children's Department at 203.263.3502 with the day/time you will be coming. Please bring paper.
- Willimantic Library Service Center:
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays | Directions | List of dies
To use the cutter, WLSC asks that your school or library donate one die to their collection. For more information email Linda Williams at email@example.com or call the Service Center at 860.456.1717 or 800.253.7944.
Library-owned machines available for use by other libraries:
Helpful Links for Youth Services Staff