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.
Our Adult Summer Reading Program is back from Monday, June 17 through Friday, August 2.
Looking for volunteer opportunities in Town? Stop by the Stonington Non-Profits Volunteer Fair on Saturday, June 1 from 10 to 12. The Fair will be on the lawn outside the Library facing Water St. A number of non-profit organizations will be in attendance to discuss volunteer opportunities.
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!
On Library Giving Day we received a generous offer from Sibby Lynch and Michael Schefers to fund a year’s subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. This includes well-known programs for video, design, photography, and the web, such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Acrobat and more.
Need help using your device? Downloading Library eBooks or audiobooks? Want to learn more about Microsoft Office? Book a 30 minute Tech Help appointment! Sessions are held weekly on Fridays 1 – 2 pm at the Library. These trainings are designed to help familiarize patrons with common computer and internet functions in order to foster a greater level of digital literacy in our community.
Thanks to funding from the Town of Stonington, the Library is now offering access to GrantStation. GrantStation provides grantseekers the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources which mentor users through the grant seeking process.
We are very excited to announce that The J. D. McClatchy Memorial Corner in the Library Gallery is completed. Our patrons and visitors are welcome to browse and enjoy this unique collection, a gift of the estate of J. D. (Sandy) McClatchy (August 12th 1945-April 10th 2018) to the Stonington Free Library. This collection is non-circulating, but can be explored and enjoyed within this special place.
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