WOODBURY — The Woodbury Public Library is currently closed, but staff is onsite and ready to assist.

Curbside pick-up is available for library users, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays.

For more information, call the library at 203-263-3502.

Winter reading programs are planned through February 13.

For adults, the program, A Brief History of Woodbury is planned.

Focusing on Woodbury history, the next two months will be about the days of yore. Genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan will help discover the history of Woodbury houses in a 2-part program. The program is appropriate for any Connecticut house search.

In February, she will help participants trace their Connecticut revolutionary roots.

Learn the history of Connecticut’s early mills and their ties to Woodbury in a talk by author John Cilio.

Historian Susan Shepard will share the origins of some of Woodbury’s oddest and most unusual names, such as where did Weekeepeemee originate from? 

Beginning January 11, visit the library’s Facebook page for a weekly Woodbury history challenge. Send your answers via direct message using Facebook messenger.

All responses will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to use at the 1754 House, Connecticut’s oldest continuously operating inn. 

The Teen Winter Reading Program for grades 6 through 12 is to read 5 books from the suggested list and possibly win a big bag of goodies from the library including tiny books, a Target gift card, crafty stuff and more. To sign up, follow the link on the library’s website.

Email mmartin@biblio.org with the titles of the books read by 4 p.m. Saturday, February 13. For an extra chance to win, share a bit of why the books were enjoyable or if a new skill was learned.

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