Campaign to Update and Fund a Library for the 21st Century Stonington, Conn. (August 13, 2020) – The Stonington Free Library (SFL) is pleased to announce the public launch of our Capital Campaign to Update and Fund a Library for the 21st Century. The goal of the Campaign is to provide increased access to Library
Here’s what you need to know about how the interior renovation will affect you: Curbside pick-up and telephone support will not be available Thursday, August 13th, through Saturday, August 15th, due to demolition work. Please check our website or social media regularly for updates. You can also call or email us. There will be future dates when curbside pick-up and telephone support are not available during the renovation.
Kanopy Kids is an excellent entertaining service for the whole family! With your Stonington Free Library card you can sign up for Kanopy, a video streaming service known for its selection of documentaries and independent films. You start each month with 5 play credits, but in Kanopy Kids you can watch as many videos as
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
Our favorite summer magician, Ed Pop, is sharing with us seven tricks this week for MAGIC WEEK AT SFL! We will post one new trick each day. Watch it, learn, and then video yourself trying it! You can post it to social media using #StonLibMagic or email it to email@example.com. All videos submitted by 11:59
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
Summer Reading Registration opens on June 17!
Events are FREE and open to Summer Reading participants.
THE GREAT STONINGTON READ is the umbrella for our Winter Reading Challenges, 50 to Grow On (ages 7 and younger), Family Reading Challenge (school age) and Read BOLD! (teens – adults). All programs will run December 1 – April 1. We are celebrating reading and encouraging literacy across all ages. Please drop in to register
The Little Free Library movement began in 2009 when Todd Bol built a miniature model schoolhouse, put it on a post in his front yard, filled it with books and put up a
sign stating, “Free Books.” It was a way to honor his mom—a former school teacher— and to share his love of reading with his neighborhood. The idea took off, and now there are thousands of Little Free Libraries and thanks to a collaboration between the Stonington Village Improvement Association, Stonington High School and the Library, we have four of these magical structures right here in Stonington.