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Online Book Discussions

Our book discussions are moving online for the time being. After much exploration of options, I’ve decided to start a couple of book groups on Goodreads. I hope you will join in and add your comments and responses! – Laurie Someone’s in the Kitchen – join this group for an online discussion of Pie Squared READ MORE.

Resources for Families

In the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak, there has been an impressive outpouring of resources to help families through this difficult time. As we come across these fun, free activities – we’ll add them here for you to easily access. Stay healthy, have fun! Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems Artist in residence at the Kennedy READ MORE.

Corona Virus Zine

NPR has created a zine to help explain Corona Virus to kids. Here’s a link to print a copy, and here’s a video that will show you how to fold it into a booklet. No printer at home? You can pick up a copy at our Not-So-Little Free Library! Read the article on READ MORE.

Elementor #1082

Solid info on Corona Virus and Covid-19: How to Prepare from CDC The latest data and info in the state of CT Tips for Talking With Children about infectious diseases for various age groups Coping with Stress during infectious disease outbreaks Read the article on READ MORE.

Not-So-Little Free Library

In need of a book to read or a movie to watch? We’ve set up a Not-So-Little Free Library at the front entrance to the library and stocked it up with lots of great reads! The stuff we’ve left has been in storage for several months (ie. not recently handled…) Take what you like, no READ MORE.

Someone’s in the Kitchen

We were really looking forward to this discussion and dinner! Everything in this cookbook looks delicious, but there’s only so much pie-baking time so it would have been great to have a slice everyone else’s pies too. Do you think we should try it again sometime in the future? Which recipes did you try? how READ MORE.

online resources

Online Resources This would be the time to try out Overdrive, Hoopla or RB Digital! You’ll need your 14-digit library barcode number to set up an account with each service. Don’t know your number? Can’t find your library card? Send an email to We’ll send you the info you need. So which one should READ MORE.

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Current Board Members Ginger Lusa, Chair (2021)Anne Hennen, Vice-Chair (2019)Sally Rogers, Secretary (2019)Ann Hinchman (2019)Liz Cartier (2021)David Ring (2021)Cris Cadiz (2023)Sylvia Danenhower (2023)Christine Kalafus (2023) The Library Board of Trustees meets six times each year. It is an elected position with a six year term. If you are interested in serving as READ MORE.

Teen Room

Teen Room Ah the elusive teenager…how can we lure you to the library? We have a very respectably stocked teen collection – both fiction and non fiction. Current bestsellers, comfy chairs, graphic novels, even a few games we’re happy to let you use – so what gives? We have movies! We have coffee! We’re cool! READ MORE.

Donor recognition

Donor Recognition Your gift is a valued contribution to Building for Community at Pomfret Public Library! A gift of $50,000 could buy roofing shingles or carpeting, and $25,000 could install a handicap accessible rest room or fireproof cabinets for historical archives. $10,000 might purchase light fixtures, and $5000 a gallery system for exhibits of local READ MORE.

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