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

Local history

National Transportation Week

Otis celebrates National Transportation Week with a look at the different modes of transportation in Norwich and Taftville during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These and other historical photographs can be found in our digital archive on Flickr. Click Here to view the album.

Children's books

Mother’s Day: 10 of our favorite fictional moms

Mother’s Day is in a few days, so I hope you’ve ordered your flowers, written your cards, and practiced your breakfast-making skills! In honor of the upcoming holiday, here’s a shout-out to awesome moms and mom-like figures in our favorite books… That’s right — she doesn’t have to be related to you, just someone who… Continue reading Mother’s Day: 10 of our favorite fictional moms

fiction, Libraries, New Fiction Bestsellers

New Books Coming Soon!

Looking for new releases? The following books are coming soon and are certain to be popular so be sure to place your holds now.

Children's books, Christmas, fiction, Young Adult

Books by Louisa May Alcott in Our Collection including Little Women.

  Loved by generations of women worldwide, Little Women is a truly universal coming of age story. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, the story follows sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war,… Continue reading Books by Louisa May Alcott in Our Collection including Little Women.

Children's books, DVD's, fiction, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction

May The Fourth Be With You!

Calling all Star Wars Fans!  We have tons of Star Wars books, DVDs, Books on CD and Graphic Novels for your enjoyment.  Adult Fiction Star Wars Volume 7 : The Ashes of Jedha Gillen, Kieron, author. New York : Marvel Comics , 2018. [REQUEST this title] The Last Jedi Fry, Jason, author. New York :… Continue reading May The Fourth Be With You!

Earth Day, gardening, Nonfiction

Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events in more than 193 countries are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activistJohn McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the… Continue reading Books to Help You Make Every Day Earth Day!

eBooks, Libraries

Newest OverDrive Titles in the Lion Catalog

  Do you enjoy eBooks?  Check out the newest eBooks in the OverDrive collection. Click on book titles to place holds, check availability and read descriptions and summaries.  Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb The hill to die on : by Sherman, Jake, Mama's Last Hug by… Continue reading Newest OverDrive Titles in the Lion Catalog

Libraries, New Fiction Bestsellers, Nonfiction

NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW AT MY LIBRARY

Check out the newest books that are available as of today on Otis Library's shelves. Click on book titles to place holds, check availability and read descriptions and summaries.  Dementia reimagined : by   What ya girl won't do by Johnson, Brandi , Mafia spies : by Maier, Thomas, 1956- Another by Robinson, Christian, Internment by… Continue reading NEW BOOKS AVAILABLE NOW AT MY LIBRARY

Evening with an Author, historical fiction, Libraries

Otis Library’s signature fundraiser Evening with an Author.

  On April 12, the 16th Annual Millie & Martin Shapiro Author Series event featuring an Evening with Pam Jenoff was held at The Spa at Norwich Inn. The evening featured a silent auction, delicious dinner, keynote address and author signing all to benefit Otis Library. Pam Jenoff is the author of several novels of… Continue reading Otis Library’s signature fundraiser Evening with an Author.