The Library is closed through Sunday, March 3rd, for ongoing repair work. We will reopen on Monday, March 4th with regular hours.
The Rees Family Children’s Library, the Jim and Dede Bartlett Auditorium, and the Community Room will remain closed as we work to reshelve our children's collections. You can request children's materials by placing a hold online or in the Library. Please visit this page for more details about our reopening.
Social Justice Book Group (Hybrid) for Grades 5-8: Be the Change You Want to See
Our Social Justice Book Group is reading What Is Juneteenth? by Kirsti Jewel this month and creating art to be displayed at S.T.A.R.'s Juneteenth community celebration. Come see the work at S.T.A.R.'s Juneteenth event: Monday, June 19th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm on the lawn of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society. Each month, leaders from LiveGirl, S.T.A.R., and New Canaan Library guide participants in thoughtful discussion and creative activities to explore the social issues these books address. Brainstorm ways to make real, positive changes in your community! Open to anyone in grades 5-8.
This program is hybrid (simultaneously on Zoom and in person). Please let us know whether you will participate in person at the Library (We’ll serve pizza!) or online over Zoom.
This program is in partnership with LiveGirl, S.T.A.R., and New Canaan Library. Registration information will be shared with LiveGirl and S.T.A.R.
Founded in 2014, LiveGirl, Inc. is a Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that builds confident, inclusive leaders. Our mission is to prepare the next generation of diverse, brave female leaders with the skills, community, and connections so that ALL girls may thrive and make a positive impact on the world.
Stand Together Against Racism (S.T.A.R) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to is to equip residents of New Canaan, CT and neighboring communities with tools and resources to understand systemic racism—including its history, root causes and the structures that perpetuate it— and to proactively advocate for racial equity and bias elimination. We believe that by working together, we can drive transformative and sustainable social change in our community and beyond.
Accessibility and Accommodations
We strive to facilitate access to information and Library services for all patrons. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, please phone 203-594-5002, email the librarian in charge of this program (see contact info above), or email [email protected] with as much lead time as possible.
Youth Participation Guidelines
If your child is under 12 years old, an adult caregiver must remain in the Children’s Room for the duration of the program. If your child finishes a program early, or if a child becomes ill, distressed, or behaves in a manner that interferes with other participants’ enjoyment of the program, they may be released into the Children’s Room before the program’s end time. Please ensure that your child knows exactly where to find you at all times.