Author Archives: Ledyard Library

Pop Up Story and Take and Make Craft

Mondays in July and first two weeks of August at 9 AM
Geared for children ages 2-11

Join Mrs. Burt on our Facebook Page for a pop up story and then swing by the Library to pick up a craft to continue the fun.  Register below for each week you would like to participate.

August 10:
Book: Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox
Take Home Craft: Make Your Own Wrestling Ring and Costume for your Thumb
Click here to register for this kit

We Love Art! – Take and Make for Teens

Tuesday, August 11 at 9 AM
Ages 11 and up

Pick up a kit to make your own black out poetry.  A black out poem is when a poet takes a marker (usually black) to already established text and starts eliminating words until a poem is formed.  Anyone can scribble out words the clever part is knowing which words to leave.  Please register to reserve your kit and to let Mrs. Burt know where you would like to pick up the kit.  For ages 11 and up.  Click here to register.

Be a 4-H Brainiac!

Wednesdays, June 17 through August 19
Facebook Live or Zoom Break-Out

Ages 6 and up

DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER! There are only twelve spaces available each week for this nine-week program sponsored by UConn 4-H New London County. Participants will receive activity or experiment kits from the Library on Monday or Tuesday. Then on Wednesdays at 10:00, they will join in a Facebook Live build-along session. Directions for the activities will be posted on Thursday for those who can’t make it to the build along sessions. There are five Brainiac Build! Activity Kit sessions being offered and on the alternating weeks there will be 4-H Break-out! Escape Rooms. Register for each activity on our Event Page to save your spot.

August 12: Brainiac Build #5: Buckle-up Eggs

August 19: Break-Out! Escape Room

Email Stacey Burt at with any questions about this program.

Food Explorers – Homemade Chocolate Pop Tarts

Wednesday, August 12 at 3 PM
On Zoom

For families

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make homemade chocolate Pop-tarts! You’ll learn how to make pastry dough from scratch, a chocolate fudge filling and delicious glaze to drizzle on top. You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: cocoa powder, chocolate chips, butter, AP flour, sugar, 1 egg, confectioners sugar and whole milk OR heavy cream (about 1/2 cup). A food processor would be very helpful, but not absolutely required. This class will be conducted using Zoom. Click here to register and receive your Zoom link. Limit of 10 families.

Virtual Trivia Nights

Trivia Nights: An “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program for Adults
Thursday, August 13 at 7 PM
On Facebook Live

Join us for our next trivia night! We will host 2 rounds of 10 questions each. Register for a chance to win a  gift card, or play along just to have some fun and test your trivia knowledge! The questions will be read aloud on Facebook and your team will submit answers online using a form that we will send out. This month’s theme will be “Animated Movies.” To register your team, click here.

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

Cartooning Workshop

Wednesday, August 19 at 1:30 PM
On Zoom

For kids and teens ages 10 and up

This Zoom meeting class is for kids and teens ages 10 and up who are interested in learning about and improving their drawing skills. Mr. Eric, one of our Library Assistants, will be teaching the basics of line and figure drawing. Please register by clicking here to reserve your spot today. Limited space available.