Scotland Public Library

21 Brook Rd.

P.O. Box 286

Scotland, CT 06264


January 2023 Newsletter

125 Books for the Library's 125th Anniversary


Because of you, we are able to purchase over 125 new books in celebration of our 125th Anniversary.

Art Journaling

Join us on Friday, January 6 from 5-7 p.m. to learn about this creative form of expression. Supplies will be provided - bring your imagination. We now meet on the 1st Friday of every month.

Zen Doodling

Teens and adults are welcome to join us for some relaxing doodling on Wednesday, January 11 from 6-7 p.m. Instructions and art supplies will be provided - no experience necessary. Signups requested.

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& Scotland Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, January 17 at 7 p.m. at Scotland Public Library. This month we are reading and discussing Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.  Stop by the library for a copy of the book and to see what we are reading in 2023.

Family Game Night

Join us on Friday, January 20 from 5-6 p.m. to play board games and have some fun. We'll have a variety of games to choose from. We meet on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Story Time

Every Thursday at 10 a.m., Miss Jenn will have stories, crafts, and more. Please Note: If Scotland Elementary School is closed due to snow, there will be no Story Time that day.

Needlecraft Group

Do you crochet, knit, or quilt? We are meeting with other crafters on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Stop by with your latest project. All abilities are welcome.  


Saturday, February 4, 2023

Join us for this special day for families at the library.

We will have a story time, activities, refreshments, and more.

Stay tuned for all the details.

Mystic Seaport Museum PASS

We have a PASS to the Mystic Seaport Museum that entitles 2 adults and 3 children a 50% discount on admission. Contact the library with any questions.

Mystic Aquarium Membership Discount

Planning a trip to the Mystic Aquarium? Consider picking up a pass at the library that will save you 15% off a Mystic Aquarium membership. Contact the library with any questions.

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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.

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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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