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Book Yak on a Kayak 2022: Nala's World by Dean Nicholson. In-Person

Book Yak on a Kayak 2022

Russell Library and the Middletown Park and Rec are partnering for a one of a kind book discussion. We will be reading Nala's World by Dean Nicholson. Meet us at Crystal lake in Middletown to discuss  aboard your own kayak or canoe.


244 Livingston Road, Middletown, CT

Registration is required for all paddlers. 

A limited number of kayaks/ canoes are available to reseve ahead of time.

 To reserve one please e-mail Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org or call 860.347.2528 EXT 1160.

Please arrive by 9:45AM. We will leave the dock promptly at 10AM. Rain cancels the event.

A big thank you to the Middletown Park and Rec, for partnering with us for this unique book discussion.

Get your kayak inspected and then launch and join “Book Yak on a Kayak.”

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to provide inspections
and issue Vessel Safety Check Decals.On Saturday, Aug13th 2022 at Crystal Lake in Middletown, CT prior to our book discussion, you can have a vessel safety check (VSC) for your kayak or other paddlecraft. These inspections address legal requirements for your craft and equipment, as well as recommended equipment and practices. If your craft meets minimum requirements, a VSC Decal is issued indicating that you are in full compliance with federal and state boating laws. If deficiencies are found, they are noted in a written report for you, but no report is sent to federal or state agencies. Most important, this is a good opportunity to discuss your questions about paddlecraft safety.

Free “IF FOUND” stickers available
When the Coast Guard discovers an unmanned paddlecraft adrift, they have no way of knowing whether it washed off a dock or was separated from its owner during the course of a boating accident. The IF FOUND sticker provides a place for small craft owners to display their name, phone & cell phone numbers. The Coast Guard can use this information to determine whether an emergency exists, and to arrange for return of property to its owner.
The United States Coast Guard has partnered with Paddling.com to produce these short videos that illustrate proper gear, equipment, strokes, trip planning, recovering from a capsize and how to call for help.
Questions? Feel free to let me know.--

Christy Billings cbillings@russelllibrary.org Ext 1160.


Saturday, August 13, 2022
9:45am - 12:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
In person: offsite
  Ages 19+  
  Book Group  

Registration is required. There are 7 seats available.

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If you require special accommodations for any library sponsored event please call 860-347-2528 or email dmarques@russelllibrary.org at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled meeting.