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


Imagine Your Story: Summer Reading 2020

at the Mystic & Noank Library June 22 - August 8th

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2020 Summer Reading Program: Register here! 

  • Create your account, select age-appropriate reading challenge and start logging today.
  • Keep track of your reading online and earn prizes.
  • Prizes may be redeemed between August 17 - 31st.
  • Runs from June 22  to August 8th.

We have virtual programs and activities for ALL ages all summer long! Please check our website or Facebook page for updates regarding our virtual programs, scavenger hunts, challenges, grab and go bags and more! For more summer library fun, check out our activities and events below!


Summer Reading Book BINGO Challenge for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable BINGO Card

  • Cross off square for each completed task.
  • Turn in BINGO card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on your card.
  • Each horizontal, vertical and diagonal BINGO is worth one prize drawing entry (10 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #1 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #1

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #2 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #2

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #3 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #3

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #4 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #4

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt Challenge #5 for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Scavenger Hunt #5

Search the Library grounds for the images on the scavenger hunt card.

  • Cross off square for each image you find.
  • Turn in scavenger hunt card to Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on each scavenger hunt card.
  • Each completed horizontal, vertical and diagonal row of the scavenger hunt is worth one prize drawing entry (8 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Summer Reading Shelfie Reading Log Challenge for All Ages!

Ends August 10th

Printable Shelfie Reading Log Card

  • Enter the title of each book you read on the book spines of your reading log.
  • Turn in your shelfie reading log to the Children's Room by August 10th. Include your name, phone number and email on your card.
  • Each title on shelfie reading log is worth one prize drawing entry (18 max).
  • Prize drawing will take place mid-August.
  • We will call you if you win a prize.

Kids Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Grab and Go Kits!

While supplies last!

Printable Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Card

Kids' Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt Grab and Go Kits. Stop by the Ames Room to pick up your own kids' grab and go kit!

  • Each kit contains a nature walk scavenger hunt, pencil, two bookmarks & instructions & rocks to make kindness rocks!
  • Limited to one kit per child per family while supplies last.
  • Once you have finished the scavenger hunt, stop by the Children's Room to pick up your celabratory popsicle, while supplies last!

Digital Program: Lil' Yogis for Kids ages 3 to 5 with Miss Kim!

Wednesdays from June 24 - August 26, 10:30 via ZOOM

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Lil' Yogis for 3 to 5 year olds with caregiver.

A joyful way for children to explore creative movement and develop physical skills, learn yoga poses through active imagination and creatively channel energy by following movement instruction and practicing calming moments.

Please sign-up below.

Wednesday, August 12 at 10:30: Sign-up HERE!

Wednesday, August 19 at 10:30: Sign-up HERE!

Wednesday, August 26 at 10:30: Sign-up HERE!

Generously funded by the Groton Education Foundation--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.


Digital Program: Percy Jackson Trivia Night!

Tuesday, August 18 at 6 PM via ZOOM

This night is a battle of knowledge during our Percy Jackson Trivia Night! Test your skills against your fellow Half-Blood campers during this fun digital event. Team up with your cabin mates or campers from other cabins! No monsters allowed.

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!


School Reading Lists & Summer Assignments

For 2020

2020 Stonington Public Schools Recommended Summer Reading Lists: Grades 6 - 8

2020 Governor's Reading Challenge and Suggested Reading Lists

2020 Commissioner's Summer Math Challenge

2020 Fitch High School Summer Assignments

2020 Groton Go Pass


Award-Winning and Notable Book Lists

Need a suggestion for your next book?

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Caldecott Awards

Newbery Awards

Additional Award-Winning and Notable Books

 


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)