Scotland Public Library

21 Brook Rd.

P.O. Box 286

Scotland, CT 06264


February 2024 Newsletter


Take Your Child to the Library Day


February 3, 2024

We are celebrating from 9-noon with crafts, games, refreshments, and an all ages Story Time at 10 a.m. Stop by to get a new library card and see what your local library has to offer.

Art Journaling for Teens & Adults

We meet on the 1st Friday AND the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5-7 p.m. to add a new creative page to our journals. You will receive a journal on your first visit. Supplies and a topic will be provided. Our February sessions are on Friday, Feb. 2nd & Wednesday, Feb. 21st from 5-7 p.m. Join us for 1 or both!


Drop-in Valetine Craft

Stop by the library the week of February 6th to make a Valentine's Day Card for someone special. All supplies will be provided.


Quiet Corner Reads

***February 14***

We will be announcing our featured author for 2024 on Feb. 14th.

The QCR Author Event is:

Tuesday, May 14th

The Mansion at Bald Hill.

Ticket sales and more information about library book discussions forthcoming.

Story Time

Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Join Miss Jenn for stories, games, crafts, and more. This program is open to our young patrons and their caregivers.

Please note: If Scotland Elementary School is closed, there is no Story Time.

Canterbury & Scotland Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at Canterbury Public Library as we discuss

The Wind Knows My Name

by Isabel Allende

Copies of the book are available at the library.

Silent Book Club

Make plans to join us on Friday, Feb. 23 from 5:30-7. We'll have a brief discussion about what we are reading and then settle in for some quiet time to read on our own.

Building Club

Tuesday, February 27 at 4 p.m.

We are meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month. We'll provide some exciting building materials and you provide the creativity. All ages are welcome to join us.

No signups required.


The books for 2024 have been announced and are available at the library. Stop by to borrow 1 of the 3 titles (adult, young adult, & juvenile) and see the short list in each category. We'll be discussing the juvenile book, Finally Seen by Kelly Yang, in August with our Canterbury/Scotland Book Club.

Looking for something new for 2024?

There is still time to join us for this year long challenge.

Visit the library to pick up a reading challenge sheet with ideas to broaden your intended reading list for the year.

Connecticut Science Center Discount Coupon

Stop by the library to get your coupon for 20% off general admission for up to 4 people at the CT Science Center in Hartford, CT. Coupon is also good for 10% off a membership.

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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.

1000 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.

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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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