HCH Gala 2008 tickets on sale Fri. Aug. 1st

Mark your calendars!

The 11th Annual Henry Carter Hull Library Gala is
Saturday, September 6th, 2008

HCH is accepting credit cards for ticket purchases and for Silent Auction purchases.

Tickets for the 2008 Gala are $75 per person and include hors d'oeuvres, dinner, beer and wine, live music, dancing and an opportunity to peruse many Silent Auction items. The HCH Gala sells out quickly, so buy your tickets early.

For more information on the Gala or items up for auction, check back to our website often.
HCH Gala 2008 website
See you there!


HCH Library to Celebrate 10 Year Milestone

During the last week of August, 1998 the Henry Carter Hull Library opened its doors at 10 Killingworth Turnpike for the first time. Back then, hundreds of community members helped move all the books and equipment from the small-but-charming West Main Street location into the spacious, newly redesigned building. Loyal patrons from all over the shoreline have enjoyed the library’s growth in its collections, programs and services. Now it’s time to celebrate both our space and the people who use!

Here are the activities planned by the staff and Board of Trustees to mark our first decade on Rt. 81:

Why I Love MY Henry Carter Hull Library contest
Children and adults will be able to present the reasons why their public library enriches their lives. Submissions can be in the form of essays, videos or slide shows. Submissions must be received by 5:00 pm, Friday, August 1, 2008. “Celebrity” judges will choose the winners. Categories: Children, Grades 1-4; Preteens, Grades 5-8; Teens, Grades 9-12, and Adults. Official rules can be picked up at the library or found on the library’s website, http://www.hchlibrary.org/. The winners will be announced, and their testimonials read/viewed, on August 26 at 4:00 pm.

Extreme Playhouse Makeover Contest
The playhouse in the preschooler’s playroom is showing its age. YOU are showing your creativity when you enter this makeover challenge. Here’s how it works: Submit your plan for the redesign of the playhouse by June 30, 2008. Develop a new vision, including furnishings. It must be both sturdy and intriguing enough to stimulate the imaginations of young children for another decade or so. Proposals will be judged by a design expert and early childhood educator.
The winner will be announced on August 1 and given $100.00 rehabilitate the playhouse. The finished playhouse will be presented to the public on August 26 at 4:30pm.

Presenting: The Teen Room
Teens will now have a special place to call their own at the Henry Carter Hull Library. All summer long we will be transforming space on the second floor into an area where teens can study, email, socialize and read. We will have a suggestion box available for teens to offer ideas about what their area should be named.
The teen area, either in-progress or finished, will be viewed on August 26 at 4:00pm.

FREE Library Logo Reusable Grocery Bags

Families with children aged 8 and younger are invited to bring their picnic supper to the library lawn on Tuesday, August 26 at 5:30pm. Lemonade will be provided by the library. At 6:00pm, BINKY will perform!! You know this group as the talented MusicTogether teachers who played to an SRO crowd last March.

All library programs are free. Questions: call 860-669-2342.


HCH Library Announces Summer 2008 Children’s Room Programs

Summer is around the corner! Kids and their families will find a wide variety of educational and entertaining programs and materials to delight them.
View Summer Program flyer

Join the Caterpillar Hunter as he explores a vegetable garden for some elusive bugs and more!Be a contestant in the Percy Jackson Trivia Contest! Dance and sing with Kathleen in K-Boogie Kids!Meet the author of "Hey, There, Stink Bug!", Leslie Bulion, and learn about the poetry process! Create your own bookmark! Bee amazed & learn about honey bees! See a live bee hive and sample some honey!Eat some pizza and discuss books in the Nutmeg Book Club!

Registration is required for some programs where space is limited and begins Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 9:00am. Register by phone at (860) 669-2342, in person, or online.


Magazines at The Henry Carter Hull Library: Not Just “Time” and “Newsweek”

Magazines at The Henry Carter Hull Library: Not Just “Time” and “Newsweek”

Contact: Lisa Gugliotti
Phone: (860) 669-2342Email: lisa@hchlibrary.org
URL: http://www.hchlibrary.org

By borrowing magazines from the library, you’ll save money! Come to the library to read the latest hot issue of your favorite magazine.

The Henry Carter Hull Library subscribes to over one hundred magazine titles. World news, fitness, photography, antiques; cooking, entertainment, parenting and children’s magazines are just some of the topics that the magazines cover.

No time for a library visit? Search over six hundred magazine and newspaper titles from your computer at www.hchlibrary.org under “databases”.