Howard Whittemore Library Summer Information
Friday, June 03, 2011

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Upcoming Summer Programs At The Howard Whittemore Memorial Library Children's Department:

Tuesdays in July and August:        

Story time for two and three year olds: (10:30 to 11:00 am) Drop in for a story and musical fun every Tuesday morning.

Read Aloud! "The Hunger Games": Matt and the Volunteers present Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games, read aloud in the meeting room from 2pm to 3:30pm.

Teen Movies and Documentaries in the Meeting Room: July 5th and 19th, August 2nd and 16th.  Shows start at 6pm sharp. No one under 13 admitted without a parent or guardian

Wednesdays in July and August:

Story time for three to five year olds: (10:30 to 11:00 am) Drop in for a story and musical fun every Wednesday morning.

A Little History of the World: (1:00 to 2:00 pm) Every Wednesday Matt presents a fun look back in time for kids' ages 8 to 13. Journey through Ancient Greece, Rome, Japan, Egypt and many others amazing places with crafts, movies and more. (Starts July 6th)

Summer Game Club: (5:30 to 7:30) Come down and play the Xbox, Wii and our board games for some free play, drop in action.  (Ages 9-15)

*Summer game club begins July 6th

Pajama Story Time:  (6:30 pm) Bring your Pajamas, your favorite stuffed animal and settle in for a few stories told by one of our readers before going to bed.

Thursdays in July and August:

Thursday Summer Crafts: (1 to 2 pm) join us every Thursday for a craft inspired by the season for ages 5 to 10. Registration required, call us at 203-729-4591 or drop in to sign up.

Young Writers Club: (4 to 5 pm) Interested in creative writing? Come sit in and have your work critiqued in a judgment free writing circle for ages 13 and up. (July 14th, 28th and August 11th, 25th)

Fridays in July and August:

Naugatuck Discovery Presents All Welcome Story Time: Our friends at Naugatuck Discovery put on a great story and craft program every Friday at 10:30 am. Come down, hear a story, have a snack and meet some friends.

Summer Reading List Read Aloud!: (1:00 to 2:30 pm) For those kids participating in the Summer Reading Program put on by the Naugatuck Schools we present a ‘read along' session every Friday afternoon where we read some titles from the entire spectrum of the summer reading list in the Children's Department. (Ages Pre-K to 8th grade)

Saturdays in July and August:

Saturday Morning Story Time: (10:30 to 11:00 am) Who needs cartoons? Stop in for a casual, drop in story time every Saturday morning.

....and remember, you can always find more information about programming on the website,, or find us on Facebook, or call us at 203-729-4591

Howard Whittemore Memorial Library - 243 Church Street - Naugatuck Connecticut


Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get a library card?

Any Naugatuck resident can get a library card. Children who are in 8th grade or younger may apply for their own when accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  Parents/legal guardians must bring in a picture ID with proof of Naugatuck residence to the circulation desk. Once you have your library card, you may borrow and return books in any public library in Connecticut. Residents of other Connecticut towns are welcome to use the library and check out materials - just bring your up-to-date library card from your own town to the circulation desk.

How much does a library card cost?

Library cards are free. A $2.00 replacement fee is charged for lost cards.

How long may I borrow library materials?

Most books and audio books go out for 21 days. Some books that are required for homework assignments may go out for 7 days. Holiday books, CDs, entertainment videos and DVDs go out for 7 days in the Children's Department. Magazines, educational and parent shelf videos and DVDs go out for 2 weeks. Museum passes and circuit DVDs go out for 3 days.  An adult card is required to take out videos or DVDs and library passes.

Can library materials be renewed over the phone?

Yes, you may renew your materials by calling either the adult or the children's department at 729-4591.

Items that cannot be renewed include: 7 day Children's Videos, museum passes, materials on hold, those used for school projects and those already renewed once.

How do I find out about library programs?

Library programs are advertised in the local newspapers, flyers, web site, calendars and in the library itself.

What is the library's fine policy?

The library collects fines for materials that are returned late to the library. The charges are as follows: 10 cents per day per book, $2.00 per day per video or DVD, and $10.00 per day for library passes.

Does the library have a web site?

Yes, that web site is

The web site allows patrons to search the library catalog from home to see what materials are available. Patrons can also check the status of their library accounts from home. Various databases may be accessed from home as long as the user has a valid adult library card. These databases allow access to complete articles from newspapers, magazines and other sources.

When is the library open?

Sunday                                                Closed

Monday:                                              Closed

Tuesday, Wednesday:                         10 AM-8 PM

Thursday:                                            10 AM-6 PM

Friday:                                                 10 AM-4 PM

Saturday:                                             10 AM-2 PM

Saturday during July & August:         10 AM-1 PM


What other items are available to patrons?

Passes to many state attractions such as museums may be borrowed for three days from the library on an adult library card. Some passes allow free admission, while others offer a discount.

What special collections do you have?

A parent/teacher section is located in the Children's department. It contains books and videos on topics for parents and children such as death, sibling rivalry, education and child development.

There is an educational/instructional video section that contains cultural, phonics, math and scientific videos that is located in the Children's department.

The Children's department also contains a foreign language section with books, dictionaries, and audio materials in various languages.

What displays does the library have?

Artwork from local schools is displayed in the Children's department. Adult artists have their work displayed in the Adult department.

Pamphlets and books are on display in the Children's department pertaining to various social issues.

Themes change on a monthly basis and include topics such as violence, alcoholism, etc.

There are display cases in both departments with a different theme each month.

Please check the website and newsletter for ongoing and upcoming programs and events.