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Of Special Interest:
The Stonington Free Library has an extensive collection of works by local authors that may be borrowed by patrons. These items are interfiled with the rest of the collection and marked with gray spine labels for easy identification.
The Stonington Free has a limited collection of materials relating to the history of Stonington, including the Stonington and North Stonington portions of the Hale Collection of graveyard records in the State of Connecticut. We have copies of the Richard Anson Wheeler History of the Town of Stonington, printed in 1900, and the Stonington Historical Society's Stonington Chronology, both the original edition covering the years 1649-1949 and the bicentennial edition, which includes material through 1976. None of these materials circulate, but you are welcome to use them in the Library. With our limited staff and relatively small collection of historical materials, we refer patrons to the
Large Print Books
The Stonington Free Library collects Large Print books in areas of interest to our patrons, mainly fiction, partly through grants from the local Lions' Clubs. The permanent collection is supplemented by materials borrowed from the Connecticut State Library Service Centers in Willimantic and Middletown.
Books on cassette tape and compact disc are collected with an emphasis on classic and popular novels in an unabridged format. Abridged titles which are received as gifts are also added to the collection. The permanent collection is supplemented by materials borrowed from the Connecticut State Library Service Centers in Willimantic and Middletown, as well as materials provided through the Connecticut Library Consortium's Audio Cooperative. We occasionally receive grants from the Rotary Club of the Stoningtons and the Rotary Club of Mystic which allow us to add to this collection.
The Library is a member of the Connecticut Library Consortium's Video Cooperative. Each month packets of videos (DVDs) are exchanged and the library receives a new set of videos. The library also subscribes to a co-operative that exchanges Foreign Language and Independent (FLIC) films four times a year.
Movie Madness is a new fundraiser with the goal of providing an expanded collection of the greatest movies ever made in DVD format. A fifty dollar tax-deductible contribution allows us to purchase a film from our list. We place your name on the film as the presenter. Any remaining funds from your contribution go into our Movie Madness Fund which allows us to purchase additional DVDs. Please contact (535-0658) us for a current wish list.