Tumblebooks - eBooks for Kids!
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love.
TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program, for families with children up to 5 years old, with the goal of helping you read 1000 books together prior to your child's first day of kindergarten. Each time you read 100 books bring in your reading log to receive special recognition, collect a prize, and mark your child's progress on our "Wall of Fame"
For more information, or to register, please visit the Children's Room.This program is made possible by funding from the Groton Education Foundation.
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Generous funding provided by the Mystic Rotary Club and the Library's Kroeger Porter Fund.
Fall Fundraiser: September 27, 2017
Join us at the Engine Room!
Help the Library kick-off its 125th Anniversary at our Fall Fundraiser at the Engine Room in Mystic!
You will be treated to plentiful hors d'oeuvres, multiple dinner stations, tasty desserts and a full and open bar---all included in your ticket! We have room for 125 friends so please don't miss out!
Catch up with your colleagues, your neighbors and our wonderful community leaders at this important event. Your ticket purchase supports our library resources, programming and services and we thank you for your support!
Conservation Quest® Mini Exhibit
Learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how we use it, and why it's important. Conservation Quest® delivers important energy conservation messages to inspire you to make thoughtful choices about energy use to help protect the planet and promote healthy living.
Stop by during regular library hours for hands-on exercises and play-filled activities allowing students to learn by doing. This traveling exhibit is provided by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.
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Sit! Stay! Read!
Saturday, August 26 at 11:00 am in the Children's Room
Sign-up to read with Phantom, our Bernese Mountain Dog friend, or just stop by to say hi!
College Readiness: How to Pay for College
W. Tom Polowy, MS, Financial Advisor, Valark Financial Services
The College Readiness series offers assistance to students, and their parents or guardians, in tackling the college admission process.
Paying for college can easily be one of life's biggest expenses. To help parents better understand their college funding options, College Funding Advisor W. Tom Polowy, MS will speak to parents and students about how the financial aid system works, and strategies you can use today to help make college affordable.
The College Readiness series is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Students and parents are encouraged to attend this important seminar series together.
The library will be offering our regular storytime program this fall. Scheduled to meet weekly, these classes consist of stories, finger-plays, and crafts.
The fall storytimes will begin the last week of September; register now using the links below!
Three Year Old
Session One: Monday @ 10:30 am
Four and Five Year Old
Session One: Tuesday @ 1:15 pm
Storytimes last for eight weeks and are free and open to the public. Due to demand, class size is limited and registration will be done on a first come, first served basis.
Museum Pass Program
Looking for place to get away for a day? Check out the library's museum pass program. From the Connecticut Science center to the Wadsworth Atheneum, the library offers discount passes to many local attrations. Check out our full listing!
Generously funded by the Friends of the Mystic & Noank Library.
Closed for Labor Day
The library will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day.
We will be switching from our shortened Saturday summer to normal hours from 10:00 to 5:00 pm starting Saturday, September 9. Patrons may return library materials in our outdoor book drop during closed hours.
Have a happy holiday!
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Her Words Changed the World
Thursday, September 21 at 3 p.m.
Led by Maura Hallisey, Program Coordinator at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
Her Words Changed the World, created by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, is a dynamic presentation exploring the life and impact of anti-slavery novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe. Discover
Stowe's life -- her childhood, family, education, marriage and motherhood -- her inspiration to write Uncle Tom’s Cabinand the lasting impact of its message. Connect the past to the present and find out how you can create change.
This program is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
AARP Defensive Driving Class!
Saturday, September 16 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's largest classroom and online driver safety course and is designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.
The fee is $15 for AARP members (please bring your AARP Card) and $20 for non-members. Remember to bring your driver's license to the class. Registration is required.
Intro to Libby: A New Tech Class!
Wednesday, September 13 at 10:15 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.
There's a new app out - meet Libby! Libby is a free mobile device application that allows you to access the library’s digital collection and download the e-books of your choice; perfect for avid readers! Come and learn all about it.
Attendees should provide their own devices; choice of either 10:15 am OR 5:30 pm session. Registration is required for this one hour class.
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