Libraries, library services

Otis Library

With thousands of items, and hundreds of events, services and exhibitions spread through the library each year, we are faced with the near impossible task of shedding light on the many hidden treasures and resources on offer here at Otis Library. In a sense, the library is like an enormous iceberg: the section peaking above… Continue reading Otis Library

Large Print Fiction, Libraries, large print

New Large Print

Did you know that we have an extensive collection of large print books?  We do, and we are adding more all the time.  Here are some of the newest large print books to hit our shelves, thanks to a generous contribution from the Friends of Otis Library! They are always most generous and supportive. Chances… Continue reading New Large Print

Children's books

Books to Celebrate Beatrix Potter’s Birthday

Friday Reads to Celebrate Beatrix Potter's Birthday

Graphic Novels, Libraries

Graphic Novels at Otis Library

We love capes and tights, we love graphic memoirs, we love comic literature– we love it all! Check out this list of all the Newest Graphic Novels to hit the Otis Library's shelves! Click on book titles to view items in the Otis Library catalog, check availability, place holds and read book summaries and reviews. … Continue reading Graphic Novels at Otis Library

LGBTQ, Libraries

Author John-Manuel Andriote to Speak at Otis Library

Otis celebrates Pride Month with a special speaker. To mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 Stonewall riots that launched the modern LGBTQ equality movement, Otis Library will host a program with author John-Manuel Andriote on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30pm in the Community Room. He will discuss his critically acclaimed book, Stonewall Strong:… Continue reading Author John-Manuel Andriote to Speak at Otis Library


Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month!

  Otis celebrates GLBT Pride Month! The Rainbow Book List is a bibliography of books with significant gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning content, which are aimed at youth, birth through age 18. The list is intended to aid youth in selecting high-quality books that were published between July 2015 and December 2016. The list […]

Beach Reads, Children's books, Libraries

Tales of sun, sand and surf

Get your little readers ready for the best summer vacation ever with one of these awesome picks! Sandy feet! whose feet?: Footprints at the Shore  - When a family spends a day at the beach, the children investigate various footprints to see what type of creatures live along the shoreline. Rhyming text turns a sandy… Continue reading Tales of sun, sand and surf


Borrow Discounted Passes to The Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Roger Williams Park Zoo 1100 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 (401) 785–3510 Enter an exotic world filled with more than 160 species of rare and fascinating animals, everything from big furry cats to naked mole rats and multi-colored birds all displayed in expansive natural settings. Not available January and February when zoo gives… Continue reading Borrow Discounted Passes to The Roger Williams Park Zoo

Libraries, Museum Passes

Borrow discounted passes to The Mystic Aquarium

The Mystic Aquarium 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355 (860) 572-5955 Explore the new Mystic Aquarium and embark upon an exciting adventure that will take you from shallow sunlit seas to the dark reaches of the deep ocean. Five hundred of the most beautiful and exotic fishes in the world share a 30,000-gallon Coral… Continue reading Borrow discounted passes to The Mystic Aquarium

Libraries, Museum Passes

Borrow discounted passes to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854  (203) 852–0700 It’s an aquarium, a maritime history hall, and an IMAX theater. Interactive displays and ever-changing exhibits allow you to see, hear, and feel the marine life of Long Island Sound. Come see the sea The aquarium has 75 live exhibits featuring… Continue reading Borrow discounted passes to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Libraries, Museum Passes

Plan a Visit to Imagine Nation

Are you interested in a destination where children can play all day and meet new friends while expanding their knowledge and skills? Look no farther than Imagine Nation. On the list of our Fun Things To Do With Kids in Bristol, this Hartford-area museum recently underwent an interior redesign and does not disappoint. With three floors of hands-on exhibits and an… Continue reading Plan a Visit to Imagine Nation