As we approach July 4th, celebrating the birth of a nation founded on the principle that “all men are created equal”, we must recognize that throughout our history this promise of equality has not held true for many of our citizens. As a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Stonington Free Library supports
A list of resources to help increase awareness of the nature of systemic racism.
Big news! One Book One Region is back with its 2020 selection, Crazy Brave by Joy Harjo. Help us kick-off the program with a virtual celebration featuring keynote speaker, Sandy Grande from Connecticut College. Please register on OneBookOneRegion.org to receive the Zoom link for the event. Hope to see you there! One Book One
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.