The Mystic Community

Mystic lies in the Towns of Groton and Stonington, Connecticut but is actually defined by its postal zip code, 06355.  The Mystic River divides the town politically, but not as a community.

Town of Groton, CT website
Town of Stonington, CT website

The Mystic & Noank Library is supported in part by the two towns it serves. We apply to both towns for funding each year and we ask our patrons and the community to tell the area legislators on both sides of the river the importance of supporting the Library, a critical resource for life-long learning. 

Town of Groton, CT Town Council and RTM
Town of Stonington, CT Selectmen and Finance Committee

Other Non-Profits in the Area

Indian and Colonial Research Center
Mystic Arts Center
Mystic Chamber of Commerce
Mystic Garden Club
Mystic Lions Club

Mystic River Historical Society
Mystic Woman's Club
Our Shoreline Community Association
Rotary Club of Mystic
Rotary Club of Groton

Books and Indices of Local Community Interest

Here you will find items of local interest you may fun or educational. The first one we have made available is the Index of A Mystic River Anthology which Judy Hicks edited in 1988.A Mystic River Anthology, edited by Judy Hicks, is a wealth of information but lacked an index until now. Jim Frishman, a graduate student at URI in the Library Science Program, made it his summer independent project to index the book. We have made it available to you as a download or you can use it on line.
The index for Historic Groton, written in 1909 by local writers, is now available on-line. Jim Frishman did a great job of indexing this delightful book of historic and descriptive sketches pertaining to Groton Heights, Center Groton, Poquonnoc Bridge, Noank, Mystic, and Old Mystic. It is well illustrated with pictures of the area at that time. The library owns a copy of the book in the Historical Collection, so you can use the source if an entry in the index piques your interest.In 2005, Mystic was over-run with whales! The Mystic & Noank Library was pleased to help sponsor the whale in front of Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic. Designed by Pamela J. Zagarenski of Mystic, the whale is called "The Suspended Blue Ocean", and is inspired by the poem Only One Rule by Halfiz and taken from the book The Gift translations by Daniel Ladinsky. The poem, in part, is written on her whale.

A group of local business people and residents bought the whale so it could remain in Mystic. The whale continues to live happily in front of Bank Square Books.