Scotland Public Library

21 Brook Rd.

P.O. Box 286

Scotland, CT 06264


May 2024 Newsletter

The library is CLOSED on Saturday, May 25 for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Passports to CT Libraries

April 1, 2024 - April 30, 2024

If you've visited at least 5 libraries, it's time to turn in your "passport" and enter the state-wide drawing for a $200 gift card. Good luck!

2024 Nutmeg Book Award

Thanks for voting. Winners will be announced later in May.

There are 4 categories:

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.

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 May sessions are on Friday, May 3 & Wednesday, May 15 from 5-7 p.m. Join us for 1 or both!


Mother's Day & Spring Card Craft for teens & adults

We will be making pop-up Mother's Day and spring time cards on Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. All supplies and instructions will be provided but you must REGISTER as space is limited.


Drop-in Craft for kids

Join us the week of May 7 to make a Mother's Day card with a variety of craft supplies. 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.

Quiet Corner Reads

Bestselling Author

Angie Kim

is our featured author for 2024.

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, May 21 at 7 p.m. at Scotland Public Library as we discuss

The Lincoln Highway

by Amor Towles

Copies of the book are available at the library.

Navigating Technology with Young Children

A conversation with families.

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 5 p.m. for an informative session.  Explore the current effects of technology on our families. Consider the potential benefits and drawbacks of its impact on young children. Learn some strategies for supporting healthy early development in the age of tech. Will focus on children birth to age 5; anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome! Signups encouraged for planning purposes. Contact the library with any questions.

Silent Book Club

Make plans to join us on Friday, May 24 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, May 28 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.

Poet Laureate Reception & Open Mic

Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m.

Join us as we welcome Scotland's Poet Laureate, Susan Powers. She will share some of her poems and open the floor for others to recite their own original work. Light refreshments will be available. Contact the library with any questions.

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

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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