At Norwich Public Library we pull all our resources together to inspire young readers.
Our librarians find that when kids get hooked on a book series, they want to read. This year, our 10-year old patron, Ben, has been making his way through the Hardy Boys series, eagerly turning pages with focus, drive, and excitement. Ben was first introduced to the series by his father and turned to the library for more books. Now, Ben aims to read through all 66 books in the series and is fast becoming a Hardy Boys expert.
NPL has acquired many chapter book series and librarians work to connect kids with a series that will work for them. For books not at the library, like the Hardy Boys, librarians use a state-wide InterLibrary Loan system. In 2019 we have filled over one thousand interlibrary loan requests for patrons just like Ben, who reports that he loves the independence of using his own library card to make requests on his own.
Norwich Public Library’s Annual Fund supports the resources and services for librarians to awaken a child’s imagination. Please consider showing your support by making a contribution by mail, stopping by the circulation desk or through Network for Good.