So much fun for so many students in our area! Our thanks to families for sharing their children and their stories and to all the donors and local businesses who helped make this another summer of smiles.
A collaboration between the Library, the Stonington Village Improvement Association (SVIA) and Stonington High School has led to the construction and installation of two “Little Free Libraries” at Stonington Point and Mathews Park. Stop by and check them out! They are stocked with free books available for anyone to take, enjoy, and keep!
The money raised from our Giving Tree fundraiser at our Annual Mystery Dinner has been used to purchase new laptops and to expand our new book area. Next time you stop by try one of our laptops or check out our new book area! Thank you again to all those who made this project possible!
Our monthly book group meets on the second Thursday of every month at 2 pm at the Library. Join us to explore new books, meet new friends and engage in lively book discussions. Baked goods, coffee and tea are always served!
Our ever popular Summer Reading Program is back! Our theme is Build a Better World for all age groups. Registration opens on Monday, June 19th. The Maker Mart, where participants spend their Builder Bucks for reading, opens Monday, June 26th. We have lots of special programs planned!
Our Adult Summer Reading Program is back from Monday, June 19 through Friday, August 4. To participate simply fill out an entry form at the front desk each day you check out an item from the Library. Three lucky winners are chosen each week to select from a variety of prizes. One lucky winner, to be selected on August 7, will win a Kindle Fire.
Our Annual Children’s Opera has moved from January to July. The Lollipop Opera will perform an interactive original opera, The Fairytale Kitchen. The event will take place at the Stonington High School Auditorium on Saturday, July 15. We are so grateful to our opera benefactor who makes this event possible in our community.
We are excited to announce the launch of our Seed Library! Stop by and choose a packet of seeds to plant in your garden. A big thank you to Noreen Kepple, URI Master Gardener, for all her hard work in setting up this program!
The Library is committed to expanding beyond its walls. To this end, several new programs have been launched to bring the Library to the community. Library volunteers now bring our collections and services to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center. The Stonington Village Improvement Association, Stonington High School and the Library are collaborating on the construction, installation and maintenance of two Little Free Libraries. The Library is also involved with a new book group for Masonicare at Mystic residents.
Our 9th annual Mystery Dinner was a huge success! On April 22 approximately 145 ticket-holders arrived at 6 pm to find the Library decorated around the theme of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres were served and guests departed at 7 to their appointed homes for dinner. Financially, the event was a success with over $13,000 in ticket sales and over $5,000 towards new laptops and an expanded new book area for the Library.