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Due to COVID-19 and our concern for the well-being of our patrons and staff, the Library will be closing until further notice as of 5pm on Friday, March 13th. Please note that all fines will be waived during this time. Downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and our movie streaming service (Kanopy).  Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Children Programs and Events


Digital Programs

The antidote for social distance? Digital connection. Stay tuned for more programs you can attend from home.


LEGO Brick Building Challenge!

During the Month of May

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Hey, kids! We want to see what you are building with your LEGO bricks. During the month of May, take a picture of your favorite LEGO brick creation and email it to childrens@mysticnoanklibrary.org. We will post albums on our social media platforms.

Digital Program: Family Storytime LIVE with Miss Lora!

Saturdays, April 18th - June 20th at 11 AM

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Join us for a live story time with Miss Lora from the comfort of your home! We'll be hosting a Zoom story time with your family and friends on Saturday mornings at 11 am. 

This is an online event. You must register to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.

Please sign-up HERE!.


Digital Program: Young Engineers' Club

Monday, June 22 at 4 PM

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The Young Engineers' Club (YEC) is an exciting program hosted by the Mystic & Noank Library that provides an opportunity for tweens/teens, ages 10 and up to become technology creators! 

Eager students cover new topics monthly and have studied the basics of computer networks, how the Internet works, and how to serve your own webpage using HTML/CSS and serve it to other students in the class using a NodeJS web server.  They have also learned what electricity is, Ohm's law, basic electronic components, schematic design, circuit board design, soldering, 3D modeling/printing, and the basics of C programming.

This exciting initiative for youth aged 10+ is FREE! Class size is limited. 

Generously funded by the Sidney Gross Memorial Fund--thank you!

This is an online event. You must register to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.

Please sign-up HERE!


Digital Program: Silly Sock Monsters: An Upcycling Craft Project for Kids 5 and up!

Saturday, May 30th at 1 PM

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Grab your old, mismatched socks and join Hazel on Saturday, May 30, 1:00 to make some no-sew sock monsters. All you need are 2-3 old socks (mismatched or holey are fine), 2-3 elastic bands, 2 buttons, beads, or beans for eyes, and glue (fabric is good but any kind will do). Take a picture of your creation and email it to childrens@mysticnoanklibrary.org.

This is an online event. You must register to attend this program. To protect the security of the meeting, the join link will be provided the day of the meeting via email. You can find more resources about how to use Zoom, a video conferencing program, on their website.

Please sign-up HERE!


Drop-in Craft Day: Chenille Stem Crafts!

Saturday, May 16, 10 - 5 in the Children's Room

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children's Room and let their creativity run wild! Supplies will be provided. Bring home something special made by you!


Drop-in Craft Day: Bubble Blowers!

Saturday, May 30, 10 - 5 in the Children's Room

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children's Room and let their creativity run wild! Supplies will be provided. Bring home something special made by you!


Drop-in Craft Day: Mermaid Tails!

Saturday, June 13, 9 - 1 in the Children's Room

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children's Room and let their creativity run wild! Supplies will be provided. Bring home something special made by you!


Drop-in Craft Day: Crowns!

Saturday, June 27, 9 - 1 in the Children's Room

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children's Room and let their creativity run wild! Supplies will be provided. Bring home something special made by you!


Drop-in Craft Day: Cardboard Mirrors!

Saturday, July 11, 9 - 1 in the Children's Room

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children's Room and let their creativity run wild! Supplies will be provided. Bring home something special made by you!


Drop-in Craft Day: Magic Wands!

Saturday, July 25, 9 - 1 in the Children's Room

Children of all ages are welcome to stop by the Children's Room and let their creativity run wild! Supplies will be provided. Bring home something special made by you!


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a new Library program that encourages all families and caregivers to read 1,000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten LogoHow Does 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Work?

  1. Register at the library and take home your first reading log. 
  2. Track Your Reading – Each time you read a book with your child, fill in a box on the reading log.
  3. Show us Your Reading Logs – 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 every 25 step increment, children can also pick out stamps and stickers.
  4. Read More books! When you get all the way to 1000, come celebrate at the library to place your child's name to the 1000 Books Hall of Fame. Children will receive a prize, a special book to take home, and a book added to the library's collection with a dedication in their honor.
  5. Keep on reading--don't stop at 1,000! Visit the Mystic & Noank Library for ongoing programs that are fun and educational for your little one, and take advantage of our ever-expanding collection.

How Can I Read 1,000 Books!?
One thousand books may seem like a lot, but if you read just one book a night, you'll meet your goal in under three years. Three bedtime stories a night? You can reach your goal in just a single year. Every book reading counts, whether it's a new book or an old standby your child enjoys again and again. Ask our friendly staff for suggestions - we're here to help you on your journey to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

What Books Count?

  • Books may be read more than once and recorded
  • Books read at Storytime if you attend
  • Books from the library or from preschool
  • Books on CD as long as they listen to the whole story
  • Books read by any family member, teacher, etc.
  • Books read on an iPad or e-reader

 Generously funded by a grant from the Groton Education Foundation.


Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award

Nutmeg Children's Book Award logoThe Connecticut Nutmeg Book Awards encourage children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles.

Elementary Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 2 - 4)

Intermediate Nutmeg Book Award Nominees (Grades 4 - 6)