ReadMe Summer Reading


Both The Stonington Public Library and Chase Emerson Library are participating in the Maine Humanities Counsel Summer reading program, ReadME. Author Lily King has chosen a fiction and non fiction title from Maine authors. There will be online interviews with the the authors as well as discussion groups. Stop in and pick up a copy of the books this week!



We are very excited that tomorrow is kids day at the library 10:00 am to noon. We have gotten in a few new books for middle readers and some new pictures books! Please come in and check them out and pick up a summer reading challenge.

We’re Back!!!!

The Stonington Public Library has been working to keep books in the hands of our patrons since closing in March. We are thrilled to be opening our doors again on June 16th at 10:00 am! There will be some significant changes in place to protect myself and Gretchen, as well as our patrons. The Library hours will be changing for the summer, Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for adults only and Saturdays 10:00 am to Noon for children and their accompanying adult. There is a 5 person limit in the library excluding families on Saturdays, to make distancing easier and a time limit so everyone gets a chance to come in and enjoy browsing for books. Unfortunately, we will not have public access computers or a public restroom but we will be able to take care of your printing needs. We also have expanded the WiFi coverage outside of the building. Just look for Stonintong Library Guest on your personal device. Please wear a mask in the library if you don’t have one we have disposable masks to offer you and hand sanitizer to share. We will still offer curbside pick up as well.

Super Summer Reading!

The Stonington Public Library is excited to start our 2020 summer reading program on June 8th. It will run all summer long this year. Everyone knows that not all heroes wear capes! You can be a super hero just by reading this summer! Use our book log to write down the book titles you complete or the number of minutes you read each day. The challenge is for all ages and for every 14 lines you fill up you will get a prize! You can pick up a log at the library or download one on our website and Facebook 


Island Heritage Trust Virtual Library Talk!

with the Island Heritage Trust.
This pre-recorded educational video is scheduled to premiere on IHT’s youtube page tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12th at 4:30pm.

Tomorrow at 4:20 Look for a facebook post with this video link. Set a reminder and please watch the first segment:
Intertidal Zones Part One – Reach Beach
(link will be in the video descriptions)

Awesome Books Can Make For Awesome Movies!

Looking for something fun to do with your kids tonight or any night? Lois Lowry’s book ‘The Willoughbys’ has been made in to a movie exclusively for Netflix! Lois Lowry is the author of over 50 books for all ages including The Giver Series,Anastasia Krupnik , and her newest release ‘On The Horizon’. We had the pleasure of hosting her at town hall a few summers ago. Check out the trailer below and check out her books when you have a chance!


Beat boredom with books! The Stonington Public Library wants to be here for our patrons but we all know that right now it is a matter of safety to keep our distance. I know some of you are taking this time to reconnect and do more of the things you enjoy (reading), I know some of you are reading more to your children, and that some of you are as busy as ever and maybe you are using reading as an escape or for relaxation. Whatever your reason I know we have seen a jump in reading here in our home. So I am excited to throw out a challenge to you! I want to fill our window with images and titles of the books you have finished! I am hoping that collectively we can make it to 200! To participate you can email, call, or message the Library with the book title of a book you have started and finished anytime after March 17th and I will put it on display. That simple!

Here are the different ways to contact us……

email, Phone: 207-367-5926, or