Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Young Artists Create New Library Cards

The Caldwell Library had its first contest to design new library children’s cards. The winners were Mary Sateary’s drawing of the library surrounded by hearts and Aidan LaChac’s drawing of the library surrounded by the town

“We knew we had excellent readers, but we didn’t know we had such truly outstanding artists,” says Interim Director Janet Torsney. “The drawings were so imaginative and really showed what the Library means to Caldwell. “

Mary and Aidan’s drawings will be featured on the Caldwell Library’s new children’s library card. When the cards are printed in September, all the artists will be invited to a party to celebrate kids and reading…and to get their new cards.

Other drawings featured everything from Clifford the big red dog, incredibly detailed drawings of the library, lots of hearts and books, a bookworm and really inspirational messages about reading.

The runners up were Marryn Bennett, Gabby Canonaco, Isabella Canoaco, Alexis Clayton, Taylor Elizaeth Clayton, Liam Corliss, Mackenzie Coutrtight, Matthew Courtright, Brendan Haas, Natasha LaChac, Tiffany Palacios, Allana Pomponio, Sophia Ricci, Isabella Xu, Vincent Xu and Susan Zhang. Their work will be on display in the Children’s Room from July 15 through August 3.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


  • On Wednesday at 6:30 learn all about the wonderful world of tea. We'll find out how tea is grown and sample teas from South Africa, Japan, China and Sri Lanka.
  • On Thursday at 2:30 our friends from the Essex County Environmental Center will tell us all about fruits, vegetables and beyond.

Both programs are free and no registration is required.

And don't forget to sign up for summer reading here. Once you sign up, you can tell us what you're reading and what you thought of the books online. Don't forget to come into the Library, too. We have games and prizes for you!