Starting Wednesday, October 13, our Libby/Overdrive collection will require you to enter your PIN. Even if you are already logged in to Libby/Overdrive, you will need to log in again with your PIN after October 13. If you don't remember your PIN call the library during regular hours for help. … READ MORE about LIBBY NEEDS A PIN
SUNDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES
Did you miss one of our great Sunday Evening Lectures? Don't worry you can enjoy our past lecturers on our YouTube channel.
Check it out today to test all of your electronics! What is using all of your power?
Did you miss a Thoughtful Thursday lecture? Don't worry you can enjoy some of our past presenters on our YouTube channel.
KEEPING EVERYONE HEALTHY
SFL staff will continue to wear masks inside the library and ask that all visitors do the same. Our patrons include a younger group that is unable to be vaccinated at this time. In order to set an example for them, and in an abundance of caution to be sure that they and others unable to be vaccinated are safe, we ask that all patrons continue to wear masks.
We now have WiFi inside and outside the building. It is easy to connect and no password required.
We now have a used book sale shelf! It is located with other SFL merchandise such as notecards, t-shirts, stickers, and more.
STORY TIMEListen to Mrs. Frey read books on our YouTube channel! Great stories, nice entertainment for our little library visitors.
Knitters/crafters of all skill levels welcome. Please bring projects you are working on. This will be a laid back meeting of knitting/crafting, sharing and asking for advice.
We have a month of spooky fun available on Beanstack for ages 2 - 8! Register on app and enjoy songs, crafts, videos and books. Sept. 27 - Nov. 1
Beanstack is a digital way to participate in our Reading Challenges throughout the year. With Beanstack, you can track the books or minutes you read, log activities, and more. There are two ways to use Beanstack: with the free app or online.
CHARTER OAK GIVE AWAY
Charter Oak is matching all qualified* charitable donations YOU make between Tuesday, August 21, 2021 and Wednesday, November 24, 2021. We hope this matching program will inspire you to donate to Stonington Free Library. Charter Oak Credit Union will match up to a maximum of $500 per member.
SUMMER READING SNAPSHOT
Thank you to everyone that participated in the Summer Reading Program. Here are some highlights from the CT State Library surveys
THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY - Noreen Kepple - Putting the Garden to Bed
Noreen will share best garden practices to get your garden spaces ready to maintain health and vibrancy, and she will include practical tips to help you start gardening earlier in the season.
HALLOWEEN OPEN MIC
Please join us for an afternoon of scary short stories and creepy poetry at the SFL Halloween Open Mic on the library's lawn 10/26 from 4-5:30pm. Stories may be too spooky for all ages.
NOVEMBER GRAB & GO BAGS
Come in and pick up fun activities with Thanksgiving Jeopardy, sticker sheets and coloring pages. While supplies last.
FALL BOOK GROUPS
Are you reading the same type of books and don’t know what to try next? The Stonington Free Library’s book groups are a great way to broaden your reading tastes and discuss books that will make you think, feel, and ask questions!
SFL THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP
Join us! "In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. Then, one by one, the Osage were killed off. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction." Copies will be available at the front desk.
SFL WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
Join us! "The hardscrabble folks of Troublesome Creek have to scrap for everything—everything except books, that is. Thanks to Roosevelt's Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, Troublesome's got its very own traveling librarian, Cussy Mary Carter." Copies will be available at the front desk.
LIBBY NEEDS A PIN
Starting Wednesday, October 13, our Libby/Overdrive collection will require you to enter your PIN. Even if you are already logged in to Libby/Overdrive, you will need to log in again with your PIN after October 13. If you don't remember your PIN call the library during regular hours for help.
POETRY READING WITH CONNECTICUT POET LAUREATE MARGARET GIBSON
Margaret Gibson will read from her new book The Glass Globe.
Ernie O'Malley, A Life
Harry Martin and Cormac O'Malley discuss their new book about Irish hero Ernie O'Malley.
We are happy to announce a new addition to our Little Free Library system! We now have a total of five Little Free Libraries across Stonington and Pawcatuck. The newest place to stop for a book is located at New Heights: A Vista Life Innovations Program. Learn more about our Little Free Libraries … READ MORE about A new Little Free Library!