Scotland Public Library

21 Brook Rd.

P.O. Box 286

Scotland, CT 06264


June 2024 Newsletter

2024 Nutmeg Book Award

The Winners of the 2024 Nutmeg Book Award are:

Elementary Grades 1-3

Intermediate Grades 4-6

Middle School Grades 7-8

High School Grades 9-12

2025 nominated books are now on display.

Monthly Poetry Workshop

Tuesday, June 4

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Susan Powers, the new Poet Laureate for Scotland, welcomes poets and poetry lovers to a Poetry Group that will meet the first Tuesday of the month at the library to share their work and encourage one another. Please bring an original poem to share. You may also bring a poem that you love, and we will discuss it.

Open to adults - registration not required.

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 June sessions are on Friday, June 7 & Wednesday, June 19 from 5-7 p.m. Join us for 1 or both!


Drop-in Craft for kids

Join us the week of June 11 to make a Father's Day Tie Bookmark. We'll provide everything you need. Stop by and get creative.


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: The last 2 Story Time sessions will be on June 6 and June 13. Check out our Summer Reading Program for various all-ages Story Time sessions in July and August.

Canterbury & Scotland Book Club

Join us on Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Canterbury Public Library as we discuss

Tom Lake

by Ann Patchett

Copies of the book are available at the library.

Summer Reading at the Library

Stop by the library the week of June 25th to register for summer reading. The theme is Read, Renew, Repeat and we have lots planned for children, teens, and adults.

We'll kick-off the season on Saturday June 29th at 10 a.m. with an 80th Birthday Party for Smokey the Bear. Join us for stories, refreshments, and a special appearance by Smokey the Bear!

Thank you to the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department and the DEEP.

Building Club - Summer Reading Edition

Tuesday, June 25 at 4 p.m.

We are meeting on the 4th Tuesday of the month. As part of our Summer Reading: Read, Renew, Repeat, the June Building Club is BUILD IT/CREATE IT with cardboard boxes. All ages are welcome to join us.

No signups required.


Silent Book Club

Make plans to join us on Friday, June 28 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.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

There is a charging station in the library parking lot for your electric vehicles. What you should know if you plan to use it:

  • Download the mobile app from the Android or Apple store at
  • First time users will select Charge as a Guest and will need to enter credit/debit card information before proceeding.
  • If you are a member you will need to select Account, Create Blink Code, and then enter the Blink Code when prompted.

There is an instruction sheet in the library that you may pick up during regular library hours or click here.


Seed Library

We have a Seed Library with a variety of vegetable seeds to choose from. Stop by the library and take what you need to keep your garden flourishing all 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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