Closed Christmas Eve & Day and New Year’s Day

The Stonington Public Library wishes all in our community a warm and loving holiday season. Our doors will be closed Christmas Eve & Day (Thursday & Friday, December 24 & 25) and again on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1) to give our team a chance to spend the holidays at home.

There’s still time to stock up on books through our curbside pick-up service. Call us during library hours at (207) 367-5926 or email with your request. Please note that Maine state interlibrary loan is already on holiday leave, so we can only fill requests from our own collection until after the New Year.

Our team wishes you continued health and well-being and new beginnings in 2021. Our recommended New Year’s resolution: read more!


For the present the Library will be closed to the public until further notice due to the community’s sudden and alarming increase in Covid 19 cases.

We advise you to take advantage of our curbside service, and to call 367-5926 or email the library for both specific book requests and also for the librarian’s assistance in choosing titles for you to pickup at curbside when the books are ready.

Important Library Information

Saturday, November 14 we will be implementing a few limits in the library to keep our patrons and staff safe. Only 5 people or a single “pod/family” at one time. Also we ask that you limit your time to 15 minutes. Our hope is that these precautions will help us to stay open and available for you! We love doing curbside pick up! Call us at 367-5926 or email for requests!

Celebrate Election Day with Cake!

Have you voted absentee? Plan on showing up to the town office tomorrow to cast your vote? Either way stop by The Library for a piece sliced piece of election cake! A almost forgotten tradition dating back to 1796.
“The story of the cake goes as follows: In early spring, elections for governor and other offices were held in towns around Connecticut, and in May, representatives from around the colony gathered for the ballot counting in Hartford, an event that often ran long into the night.”

ONLINE Author Talk: Anne Gass: Voting Down the Rose co-sponsored by League of Women Voters, Brunswick, and Curtis Memorial Library.

ONLINE Author Talk: Anne Gass: Voting Down the Rose

Author event co-sponsored by League of Women Voters, Brunswick, and Curtis Memorial Library.

This event is in celebration of the 100th year of women winning the vote! In this session, join us as Anne B. Gass talks about her book, Voting Down the Rose: Florence Brooks Whitehouse and Maine’s Fight for Woman Suffrage.

Voting Down the Rose is a lively account of Maine native Florence Brooks Whitehouse’s efforts to win women voting rights in the decisive final years of the campaign, 1914-1920. Considered radical for picketing the White House, Florence helped win women suffrage against a backdrop of conservative views of women’s roles, political intrigues, WWI, and the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Anne is the great-granddaughter Florence Brooks Whitehouse. You can purchase the book or borrow it from your local library in advance of the discussion.

This event will be available via Zoom and will also stream on Facebook Live, on the Curtis Library Facebook page.

To join via Zoom, use this link:

To view on our Facebook page, visit

Sunday, October 18, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time – US & Canada (change)
  Author Event / Speaker 

Annual Halloween Spooktacular

This year the Spooktacular takes on Covid-19 and things will look a bit different. We are doing this year’s Spooktacular drive thru style. Dress up yourselves (and if you choose, your cars) and join us at the Island Community Center to begin a parade through town. With designated stops for treats from a few downtown businesses. We ask that everyone remain in their cars with a window down to receive a treat. Businesses will hand them to you. Parade route begins at the Island Community Center at 10:00am — cars will meet us in the parking lot – drive down around the back of the center – up through Memorial Street – over to Highland Rd – turn left onto West Main Street – straight through Main Street and up Thurlows Hill. We ask that families drive slow and keep stop times to a minimum to avoid a traffic jam. There will be some at home projects for each family to do. The Island Community Center will be handing out spider craft packets The Rec Board will be handing out pumpkins to decorate. The Stonington Public Library will be passing out a scavenger hunt.

Take and Make Story Hour is Back!

Pick up a “Take and Make” craft kit! Today until 6:00pm, tomorrow 10:00am to 4:00pm, or Saturday 10:00 am to noon. Then check out this website or our Facebook page on Saturday for a video reading of the children’s book “The Squirrels’ Busy Year”, craft directions, and snack ideas.

Meet the Executive Producer of Netflix’s The Baby Sitters Club, Virtually!!!

The Stonington Public Library is excited to host Naia Cucukov in a zoom event on September 11th from 5:00pm to 6:00pm. Ms. Cucukov is the executive producer of the Netflix adaptation of The Babysitters Club.This event is perfect for kids that love the Babysitters Club books or those who grew up reading the iconic series.

Growing up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, Cucukov had little to do other than dive into movies and books. It’s a trait that propelled her to Hollywood, and to running development for film and television company, Walden Media.

Naia has overseen such movies as: The Giver, based on the bestselling book by Lois Lowry; Disney’s The BFG, a Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved novel; and Wonder, based on the bestselling middle grade novel, as well as the recent adaptation of Ann M. Martin’s beloved series, The Baby-Sitters Club.  Listen to Naia read from Kristy’s Big Idea and find out how to break into the entertainment business, what an executive producer actually does and how it felt to bring The Baby-sitters Club to a new generation.

For more information or to submit any questions ahead of the event email  To join the event go to the event ID is 822 6298 3629.