Scotland Public Library

21 Brook Rd.

P.O. Box 286

Scotland, CT 06264


August 2022 Newsletter

The library is CLOSED on Saturday, Sept. 3 for the holiday weekend.

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Summer Reading at the Library

There is still time to sign up for our Summer Reading Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path. The program is open to all ages. Stop by the library to register and get a schedule for all the upcoming programs. We have lots planned!

  • 5 and under - Have books read to you and keep track with stickers and reading log. Return completed reading log for a prize pack.  
  • 6-12 - Read for 30 minutes and track it on your reading log. Return reading log at our Finale for a prize pack.
  • Teen & Adult - Participate in our Reading BINGO game. Each BINGO gives you a chance in our prize raffle on August 12.

Summer Reading Activities for August include:

  • Make a Moose (registration required)
  • Doll & Teddy Bear Postcards
  • Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt
  • Art Journaling for Teens & Adults
  • Nocturnal Animal Storytime
  • Finale with Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

Check the Summer Reading Calendar of Events or contact the library for all the details.

Brooklyn, Canterbury

& Scotland Book Club


Join us on Tuesday, August 16 at 7 p.m. for a book discussion at Canterbury Public Library. This month we are reading and discussing On Animals by Susan OrleanStop by the library to pick up a copy of the book. If you'd like to participate virtually, contact the library for the Zoom link.

Needlecraft Group

Do you crochet, knit, sew, or quilt?  Would you like to learn?  Are you interested in crafting with others on Thursday mornings at the library?  If so, contact the library and we'll get the word out to start up in September.  All abilities will be welcome. 

Nutmeg Book Award

The 2022 winners are on display at the library.  

Elementary Winner:

InvestiGators by John Patrick Green

Intermediate Winner:

Wink by Rob Harrell

Middle Grade Winner:

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

High School Winner:

Sadie by Courtney Summers

We also have copies of the 2023 nominees. Stop by to check them out and start reading today.

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*** Seeds generously donated by UConn Master Gardener/Ocean State Job Lot Seed Giveaway and library patrons.

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Free E-Reader App

 Enjoy thousands of free eBooks, audiobooks, and more from your local library.

The Palace app offers you all the eBooks at the library in one easy-to-use app, so you can search once, find your title, and start reading in just a few taps. 

To get started, download the Palace Project app on your device, select the Scotland Public Library, and enter your 13 digit library barcode from your library card and PIN from your Verso library account. Contact the library with any questions.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Help your child prepare for school by reading to them everyday. Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the library.

It's easy:

  • stop by the library to pick up your packet.
  • keep a journal of all the books you share with your child
  • bring in your reading log for a prize to mark each milestone.

Questions? Call 860-423-1492.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Leo J. & Rose Pageau Trust.

ALL CT Reads

This is a program of the CT State Library to promote lifelong reading, learning, and connecting to the community. To learn more about this state-wide initiative, click on the icon on the right.

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Charging Station

Free phone and device charging available at the library. Low on battery? Don't worry - we have a station to keep your devices powered!

Portable Wireless Internet Access

The Library has 2 Microsoft Surface Go touchscreen tablets for use within the library. Ask at the circulation desk for this portable device.

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