Story Time

Children and their caregivers are welcome to join us on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.  Miss Jenn will have stories, games, crafts, and more.

The final sessions of Story Time for the season are
June 6th & June 13th
Watch for various all-ages Story Time sessions as part of our summer reading program.

Father's Day Craft

Stop by the library the week of June 11th to make a Father's Day Tie Bookmark.  All supplies will be provided.  

Building Club

We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m.

Join us for Building Club - Summer Reading Edition on Tuesday, June 25 at 4 p.m. as we see what we can create with cardboard boxes.

Art Journaling for Teens and Adults

This program is open to teens and adults and we meet on the 1st Friday & 3rd Wednesday of each month.  You will receive a blank journal on your first visit so you can get started. 
June 7th  from 5-7 p.m.  No session on June 19th.  No experience necessary - just bring your creativity.

All supplies will be provided.

Summer Reading
Read/Renew/Repeat

Stop by the library the week of June 25th to register.  We have lots planned for children, teens, and adults.

Let's Celebrate 
It's Smokey Bear's 80th Birthday

Join us on Saturday, June 29th at 10 a.m.
We are celebrating with a story, fire safety, refreshments, and a visit from Smokey the Bear.

Parish Hill High School Poetry Workshop

On March 11,  2024, Dr. Susan Powers, Scotland, Connecticut's Inaugural Poet Laureate, joined forces with Mrs. Michelle Salvas at Parish Hill High School. The two teachers, former colleagues at Woodstock Academy, implemented a poetry project for the juniors in Mrs. Salvas' classes. The following set of poems is representative of the creative and delightful work produced by these imaginative students.

Check out their work below:

Nutmeg Book Award

The winners for 2024 are pictured below.

2025 Nutmeg Nominated books are now available!  Get a jump on reading next year's books.

2024 Nutmeg Winners

Elementary

Intermediate

Middle School

High School

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

We are excited to announce the kickoff of our newest program...1000 Books Before Kindergarten! 

This is a fun, exciting, and free program to foster your child's love of reading!  

Visit the library to pick up the special materials and check in with us as you reach each 100 book milestone!  Once you reach 1,000 books, we'll celebrate and you will receive an awesome set of books!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Baby Gift Bag

The Scotland Public Library wants to congratulate new parents in town!  If you have a child that was born in 2023 or 2024 and you haven’t received a Baby Gift Bag, stop by the library today! 

Funding for the bags is provided by the Hampton/Scotland School Readiness Grant. 

***Don’t forget to check our Parenting Shelf in the Children’s Room.