We are excited to announce the first steps we are taking to reopen the Library. Step One: The book drop will reopen on Tuesday, May 26th. Any borrowed library materials returned in the book drop will be collected by library staff and placed in quarantine for 72 hours. We will continue to waive fines until
Each spring I start my day by checking on my seedlings. I’ll touch the top of their soil to see if they need water, I’ll rotate the ones furthest from the light so they don’t grow crooked, and then I’ll ogle at and coo over every new little leaf. I cannot overemphasize the awe that
The Stonington Free Library will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. via Zoom Virtual Meeting Platform to discuss its Internet and Computer Use Policy and web filtering software.
Ready for a change of pace? Your whole family will enjoy the SFL version of quarantine BINGO. Our Spring Family BINGO is a simple way to engage your family’s various interests and celebrate our community at the same time. Print or take a screenshot of the Stonington Free Library Spring Family BINGO card. Have fun
The State Bond Commission approved a $145,000 grant for the Stonington Free Library on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. The Library was awarded the funding by the State Library Construction Grant Program last year. Once awarded, the Library was required to raise matching funds within a year before seeking bonding approval. Thanks to our generous community the matching funds were raised through awards from state and local governments, foundations and private individuals.
Stonington Free Library Breaks Ground LIBRARY’S VISION OF INCREASED ACCESS FOR ALL TAKES A STEP CLOSER TO REALITY Stonington, Conn. (November 3, 2019) – The Stonington Free Library is pleased to announce that the ground has been broken on construction of its new addition. The celebration of this milestone was attended by Library staff
The Stonington Free Library is pleased to announce that after a rigorous review process, it has selected G. Donovan Associates as the general contractor for the new ADA addition on the eastern side of the Library. This addition focuses on increasing accessibility for all members of the community to all parts of the existing Library and includes an ADA compliant ramp, entrance, elevator and restrooms on both levels. We expect construction to begin late October; however, preparatory site work will happen before groundbreaking.
In honor of our Summer Reading Program – A Universe of Stories, The Stonington Free Library held a Read & Raise, READATHON to raise much-needed funds for our beloved library on Friday, August 2nd. Our readers raised over $2,000 which was matched by the law firm of Leckerling, Ladwig & Leamon LLC for a total
Looking to donate books for The Annual Book Sale at the Stonington Village Fair? Beginning June 8th, SFL volunteers will be accepting donations at the United Church at 67 Main St., Stonington on Saturdays from 9am to 12pm, and Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm until July 13th. We are looking for volunteers for pricing and sorting books, and to work the day of the Fair Saturday, August 3.
On a cool Saturday in April, over 150 guests assembled in the heart of Stonington Borough for the 11th annual Mystery Dinner at the Stonington Free Library, which had been transformed for the evening into the famous Parisian bookstore Shakespeare & Company circa 1919. Attendees mounted the front steps, decorated like the bookstore’s with the words of Hafiz of Shiraz: “I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astounding light of your own being,” and were welcomed by Mystery Dinner Co-Chairs Beth Leamon and Sage Williams. Upon arrival, guests were also presented with the solution to the mystery – the names and locations of their Mystery Dinner homes!