We are now OPEN ON SUNDAYS! Beginning October 24th, you can access SFL on Sundays from 10am until 3pm. Yes, you read that right - another 5 hours per week! We wrote to you last month about all the progress we have made towards your request for MORE ACCESS. More access to materials, more … READ MORE about WE ARE OPEN ON SUNDAYS!
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.
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.
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!
DIGITAL LIBRARY FROM HOME
Last month we reinstituted the PIN requirement for our Libby/Overdrive collection. If you haven’t used Libby/Overdrive since October 13, you will now need your PIN to login. If you don't remember your PIN call or stop by the Library during regular hours or email stonlib@stoningtonfreelibrary for help.
To allow our staff to enjoy time with their families, the library will close at 1 pm on Wednesday, November 24th. We will re-open on Friday, November 26th at 10 am.
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The holidays are a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends while enjoying old traditions and creating new ones. This year, learn about celebrations all over the world! Registration and all logging will be on the Beanstack app. Grab a blanket, a book, and get cozy!
TAKE HOME HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Decorate your own Gingerbread House at home. Pickup Thursday, December 9th. Registration required. While supplies last. Registration opens on November 19th.
GRAB AND GO
Craft materials to go along with our Beanstack Reading Challenge. While supplies last.
SFL WEDNESDAY EVENING BOOK GROUP
"A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers." Email email@example.com for more information. Copies will be available at the front desk.
HUMAN SERVICES BOOK GROUP
Join us at Stonington Human Services to discuss The Silent Patient. "A shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive." Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SFL THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP
Join us in the middle room of the library to discuss The Giver of Stars. "Alice Wright marries to escape her stifling life in England, but small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic. When a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of a new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically."
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