Scotland Public Library

21 Brook Rd.

P.O. Box 286

Scotland, CT 06264


April 2024 Newsletter


Mid-March blooms at the library.

Happy Spring!

Passports to CT Libraries

April 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

Pick up your "passport" and then start visiting as many participating libraries in the state as you can. Get your "passport" stamped at each library and return it to get entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card.

2024 Nutmeg Book Award

It's that time again to pick your favorite Nutmeg nominated books! Stop by the library during the month of April to cast your vote and watch for the winners in May.

There are 4 categories:

Elementary Grades 1-3

Intermediate Grades 4-6

Middle School Grades 7-8

High School Grades 9-12

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 April sessions are on Friday, April 5 & Wednesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. Join us for 1 or both!


Jigsaw Puzzle Contest

Hosted by the Canterbury & Scotland Public Libraries

Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 11 a.m.

Canterbury Community Center

1 Municipal Drive

First team to complete a 500 piece puzzle wins and will be awarded Bragging Rights. Teams will work on identical puzzles provided the day of the event.

You must register as space is limited to 6 teams of 4 people per team. Ages 12 and up.

Call 860-546-9022 to register.

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.

Community Access TV Equipment Demonstration

Have you thought about what goes into creating a local television program?

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 p.m. as local cable tv representatives will be here to walk you through the equipment and how you can get involved in creating your own tv content.

School Vacation

Drop-in Craft

Join us for a spring-themed craft the week of April 16. All supplies will be provided - no registration required.

Quiet Corner Reads

Bestselling Author

Angie Kim

is our featured author for 2024.

Save the Date:

May 14, 2024 at 7 p.m.

The Mansion at Bald Hill

Woodstock, CT

Tickets are $20 and are available at Scotland Public Library.

Canterbury & Scotland Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Canterbury Public Library as we discuss

Reader's Choice by the

2024 QCReads author,

Angie Kim

Copies of her books are available at the library.

Building Club

Tuesday, April 23 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.

Silent Book Club

Make plans to join us on Friday, April 26 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.


Seed Library

Have you started your plants yet? We have a Seed Library with a variety of vegetable seeds to choose from. Stop by the library and take what you need to get your garden ready for the season.


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.

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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