Winning Tickets: Grand Prizes

Thank you for a record breaking 2nd annual SPL Labor Day raffle! We raised over $12,600, beating last year for our most successful summer fundraiser ever. We couldn’t have done it without our generous donors and without our friends from near and afar.

Stonington Guesthouse – 832830
Modernmaine Boom Pendant – 832782
Owl ErgoPro Adjustable Stool – 832825
SPL Dinner for 8 – 664101
Jill Hoy Painting – 832876

Winning Tickets: $5 Prizes

Thank you for a record breaking 2nd annual SPL Labor Day raffle! We raised over $12,600, beating last year for our most successful summer fundraiser ever. We couldn’t have done it without our generous donors and without our friends from near and afar.

44 North Coffee – 362596
Adell Donaghue – 362455
Blue Hill Books – 361650
Blue Hill Wine Shop – 362241
Bluet – 361933
Burnt Cove Boil – 171161
Coldwater Seafood – 362106
Dockside Books & Gifts – 362356
The Dry Dock – 171087
El El Frijoles – 362501
Fin & Fern – 361446
Fogtown Brewing Co. – 171321
Four Acre Woods Campground – 361408
Greenhead Lobster – 362727
Harbor Cafe – 171241
Isle au Haut Boat Services – 361431
J. McVeigh Jewelry – 171268
Klemenz Family – 362045
L.L. Bean (1) – 171219
L.L. Bean (2) – 362311
Long Cove Sea Farm – 362022
Lynn P. Winters, OTR/L – 362108
Mainescape ($25) – 171110
Mainescape ($100) – 361384
Marlinespike Chandlery – 171105
Oceanville Flowers – 361782
Opera House Arts – 361502
Osprey’s Echo Sea Kayaking – 361702
Out on a Whimsey Toys (1) – 171194
Out on a Whimsey Toys (2) – 361701
Out on a Whimsey Toys (3) – 171082
Out on a Whimsey Toys (4) – 171355
Penobscot Bay Press Island Ad-vantages – 171081
Penobscot Bay Press Vangie’s Kitchen Corner – 171304
The Periwinkle – 362071
Pilgrim’s Inn – 362171
Pugnuts Ice Cream – 362716
R. L. Greenlaw & Son (1) – 362637
R. L. Greenlaw & Son (2) – 171277
Sea Kayak Stonington – 362138
Stonecutter’s Kitchen – 171103
Stonington Ice Cream Co. – 362424
Stuart Kestenbaum – 362421
Tinder Hearth – 362606
Tom Yaroschuk – 361856
Tradewinds – 362380

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a reading challenge for kids from birth until they enter kindergarten. Read a book—any book!—or listen to an audiobook with your child. You can even read the same book more than once and count it each time. Earn a prize for every 100 books you complete. Keep going until you reach 1000 or your child starts kindergarten, whichever comes first. But don’t stop reading!

Keep track of books read at home, in daycare, or with other friends and family. You can reach 1000 books in a little under three years by reading just one book a day! Earn free ice cream at Stonington Ice Cream Company from June-August when you visit the library and show us your progress. Sign up here.

The program name is used with permission from the 1000 Books Foundation.

SPL Book Bingo 2022-2023

SPL is supersizing the summer reading challenge! Read books all year round for the chance to win prizes, and over the summer—June to August—readers can earn free coffee at 44 North (adults) or free ice cream at Stonington Ice Cream Company (kids and teens). Readers have a whole year to complete as many squares as possible, starting June 1, 2022 and running through May 31, 2023.

Teens and adults can earn a chance to win a $25 Blue Hill Books gift certificate for each BINGO—horizontal, vertical or diagonal line—they complete. Blackout the whole card and be entered to win a $100 Blue Hill Books gift certificate. Sign up here.

Kids in grades K-8 get two bingo cards: one for summer (June to August) and one for the school year (September to May). It works the same as for teens & adults but with more opportunities to win. Earn the chance for a $20 Out on a Whimsey Toys gift certificate for each BINGO line. Blackout the whole card and be entered to win a $50 Out on a Whimsey Toys gift certificate. Winners will be drawn at both the end of summer and the school year. Readers who blackout both bingo cards can pick out any one book ($25 or under) for the library to buy them. Sign up here.

Now Streaming Kanopy @ SPL

SPL now offers Kanopy, a streaming video service with over 30,000 films available on your favorite device. All you need for instant access is an up-to-date SPL account and your SPL card number. Call 367-5926 or email stonington.public.library@gmail.com for your credentials. Then follow the steps below to begin watching for free.

What is Kanopy?

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kids favorites. We partner with studios like A24, The Criterion Collection, PBS and more to bring your library access to thoughtful entertainment.

How can I watch Kanopy?

You can stream Kanopy on any of your favorite devices! Kanopy is accessible via mobile and tablet apps for iPhone and Android. You can also access Kanopy on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick.

How to create an account

  • To get started, visit stoningtonlibrary.kanopy.com and select “Add Library Card” button on the lower left
  • Enter your library card credentials
  • Create an account using your preferred email
  • Begin streaming!