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Budget Failed.

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Library Programs

Summer Reading Program Smokey Bear Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday, June 1st at 11:00 am

Come to our kickoff on June 1st, listen to a themed story read by Bolton Volunteer Fire Department's Deputy Chief Matthew Perreira, and register for the challenge. Summer reading is the best! 

Register Here 


Sweets for Seniors

Sponsored by the Friends of Bentley Memorial Library
Led by Marty Gitlin

Monday, June 3rd at 2:00 pm

Join us for refreshments and an entertaining look at the history of sitcoms as we celebrate our SENIORS!

Register Bentley Memorial Library - bmlprograms@biblio.org - 860-646-7349
Bolton Senior Center - cconcatelli@boltonct.org - 860-647-9196


On the Trail of the Elusive Fisher

Please join Ray Hardy, artist/naturalist, and CTDEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, on June 6, 2024 at 6:30pm. He will share the natural history of, and the tracks and signs left by, this enigmatic member of the weasel family.

Registration is required


Blue Iris Farm

Tuesday, June 11th at 6:30 pm
(rain date is June 18th)

Blue Iris Farm is a picturesque animal rescue farm nestled in the charming town of Lebanon, Connecticut. With 114 pastoral acres,
you are invited on a journey through a sanctuary of healing and love. Blue Iris’s mission is to rescue farm animals from various situations, provide them with a forever home, and to offer a peaceful retreat to those seeking respite from the chaos of daily life.

Guests of the farm can take part in a range of activities that include visiting the rescued animals, engaging in contemplative healing and creative art practices, and relaxing in the tranquil environment. On the grounds, the animals have found a place of safety and comfort amidst the nurturing environment of the farm. All who visit the farm are welcome to partake in its charm and enjoy the serenity that lies within.

Jamie Collins will bring her inspirational story of helping animals and people to Bentley. There will be rescued goats and rabbits for our patrons to 'visit' with and to serve as a testament to the benefits of a rescue program.

Registration is required


Knitting and Handcraft Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Drop in any Tuesday to join this friendly and experienced group. All skill levels are welcome! Join the group anytime. Registration is not required. 


Storytime at the Library

Wednesday in May, 11:45 am -12:15 pm

Storytime will continue in May! Come and enjoy stories and simple crafts on Wednesdays.
Feel free to bring your own lunch. Storytime will be held on May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. Registration is not required. 


1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Read any book (and you can repeat books!) to your newborn, infant, or toddler before they begin Kindergarten. Sound daunting? You have more time than you think. 1 book x 365 days = 1,095. 10 books/week x 52 weeks = 1,040 in 2 years. 3 books x 365 days = 1,095 in 1 year. 

Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen language skills and build vocabulary. One out of five children have trouble learning to read. This program hopes to improve that statistic and also encourage family bonding.

Sign up for this program at the library. You and your child will receive a welcome bag, recording sheets, and tokens to celebrate your progress along the way.