Full month of February
South Windsor, East Windsor, Ellington, CT for immediate release-A collaboration between five local libraries located in three different towns has resulted in an extraordinary scavenger hunt that will entertain and educate all while Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of East Windsor. The event will run for the entire month of February and will showcase Warehouse Point Library and Broad Brook Library in East Windsor, Wood Memorial Library and South Windsor Public Library in South Windsor and Hall Memorial Library in Ellington. The scavenger hunt will introduce visitors to the shared history of the libraries as well as highlight what makes them each unique and different. “250 years ago all of these libraries would have been within the town limits of East Windsor. They have a shared history and each has a different story to tell within that history,” says Paul Anderson, 250th Anniversary Committee Member and President of the Broad Brook Library Association.
Participants can pick up a free scavenger hunt booklet at any of the five participating libraries beginning February 1st. They then visit each library searching out the objects and after completing the hunt they can be entered into a drawing for one of two-$50 dollar gift certificates to the Book Club Bookstore & More located in South Windsor. “When we were approached to sponsor this event it seemed like a perfect fit and something we definitely wanted to be involved in,” says owner, Cynde Acento. “Our first location was in Broad Brook before moving to South Windsor a year ago so we have close ties to the towns involved.”
“We were very excited to be asked to be a part of East Windsor’s 250th celebrations and as we were discussing event idea and the towns shared history it evolved into a collaborative library event”, says Jessica Vogelgesang Director of Communication at Wood Memorial Library. “We contacted the other libraries, and everyone quickly jumped onboard.”
In addition to the joint scavenger hunt the libraries will also be hosting individual events throughout the month. On Saturday, February 3rd South Windsor Public Library, The Warehouse Point Library and Hall Memorial Library will join other libraries across the U.S. and Canada and participate in the 7th Annual Take Your Child to the Library Day! At Hall Memorial Library patrons will be able to test their putting skills while participating in the third annual Mini Golf Fundraiser and at Warehouse Point visitors can decorate a valentine card for a local nursing home and guess how many candy hearts are in the jar for a chance to win a prize.
The Warehouse Point Library will also be displaying the photography of former Broad Brook resident and photographer Al Brewer during the month of February with an opening reception on February 3rd. The Wood will be hosting an Our Shared History exhibit during the month of February and have a special Second Saturday Event on February 10th. The exhibit is in collaboration with the East Windsor and South Windsor Historical Societies and will highlight areas of shared history between the towns dating back to 1641 and the founding of the Bissell Ferry. Also on February 10th the South Windsor Public Library in conjunction with the U.S. Post Office will be hosting a special U.S Passport Application Fair.
More information about the scavenger hunt and the Our Shared History exhibit at The Wood can be found at www.woodmemoriallibrary.org and details about events at South Windsor Public library can be found at www.southwindsorlibrary.org. Information about events at Hall Memorial Library including mini golf can be found at www.library.ellington-ct.gov. More details about the events at Warehouse Point Library can be found at www.warehousepointlibrary.info.