Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring Reading Contest

March 30th - May 2nd

Join the paper chain and win prize baskets!

Sign up and grab your reading log at the library beginning the last week in March for our Spring Reading Contest. Record the number of minutes you read (or are read to) each day and let us know how much you are reading by coming in and adding a link to our paper chain for each hour you read.

Turn in your reading log on May 3rd to be considered for prize baskets given to the top readers in each category; Read-to-Me, Early Readers, and Independent Readers. Be sure you record and total all of your minutes, identify the category reader you are, and complete the paper chain!

Monday, February 9, 2015

CThumanities presents Book Voyagers

Come sign up for our Book Voyagers family reading program! Author, illustrator and teacher Jason Deeble will share books, activities, and new ways to bring literature to life.

Jason has been a middle school math and science teacher at the Integrated Day Charter School in Norwich for over a decade, but when he isn’t teaching his restless creativity drives him toward a multitude of artistic endeavors.

The Book Voyagers will be meeting at the library each Monday starting at 6:00p.m., from March 9th to March 30th. For grades 1st through 3rd plus parent/guardian, the program is free and open to the public; registration is required. Tell your friends and encourage family reading at home!

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March 9, 2015
Sir Ryan's Quest

March 18, 2015
Ira Sleeps Over

March 23, 2015
Guji Guji

March 30, 2015

Connecticut Humanities Council’s Book Voyagers initiative is made possible in part by funding generously provided by a family foundation who wishes to remain anonymous.

For more information, or to register, please contact the library Children’s Room at 860-536-7721.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Spring Storytimes

The library will be starting registration for our upcoming Spring Storytimes. Scheduled to meet weekly Mondays through Fridays, classes consist of stories, finger-plays, crafts, and songs. Due to demand registration is required and class size is limited.

Registration will take place in the Children's Room of the library the week of February 23rd, 2015. Classes will begin the week of March 23rd, 2015.

Registration may be done by phone or in person; the library will contact you by email. We will attempt to accommodate everyone but in the case of over-enrollment classes will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Story-Time programs run for eight weeks and are free and open to the public.

For more information contact the Children's Room at 860-536-7721 or email us online at

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Makerspace Workshop

We are excited to announce a new Makerspace Workshop, which will debut on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 from 2-4:30p.m.  in the Ames Room.  Attendees will be able to create fun, interactive projects using new technologies such as 3Doodler pen, LED lights, strawbees, and more!  Children ages 7 and up are welcome to attend.  For more information, please contact the Library at (860) 536-7721.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Take Your Child to the Library Day 2015

Saturday, February 7th, 2015  10am - 5pm

The Mystic & Noank Library Children’s Room joins hundreds of libraries across the country to celebrate the third annual Take Your Child to the Library Day.  On Saturday, February 7th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Library will feature games, crafts and films that encourage children to enjoy the Library, sign up for a library card, and join others for a day of fun.

This grass-roots effort was started in 2012 by Waterford, Connecticut Children’s Librarian, Nadine Lipman, and Stratford, Connecticut’s librarian, Caitlin Augusta. After three years, over 400 libraries in 38 states (to date) are participating.

The Mystic & Noank Library will feature children’s Valentines crafts, Chess and board games, a reptile presentation by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center at 11 a.m., and a double feature movie in the Ames Room starting at 1:00 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public. 

For more information, call the Children’s Room at (860) 572-7211 or email  Visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Winter Movie Matinee 2015

The Library will be continuing our Winter Family Movie Matinee this year beginning in January. Join us every Saturday at 3:00p.m. for family friendly movies in the Ames Meeting Room. Free and open to the public, bring your own snacks!

January 3rd - Dolphin Tale 2
January 10th - How to Train Your Dragon 2
January 17th - Mr. Peabody and Sherman
January 24th - Maleficent
January 31st - Little Rascals Save the Day
February 7th - Frozen Sing-Along/ Muppet's Most Wanted*
February 14th -  Gnomeo and Juliet
February 21st - Mary Poppins
February 28th - Postman Pat
March 7th - Boxtrolls
March 14th - Secret of Kells
March 21st  - Planes: Fire & Rescue

*Double Feature, starting at 1:00pm

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Library Train has arrived!

Barry Boodman has been kind enough to once again donate a beautiful, working model train to the Children's Room for the holiday season. Children and families are invited to visit the Library during regular hours to make the train puff and toot its way around its bustling winter village.

For more information, please contact the Children's Room at 860-536-7721.