Author Archives: Ledyard Library

Camp Sparkler! Pick from 8 Different Weekly Themes July & August

Learn through play–together! Eight weeks of free, virtual camp for CT families with children 1.5 to 5 years old. Each week, you’ll find five off screen camp activities to play together, plus virtual storytimes led by Connecticut librarians.

  • Over eight weeks, explore fun themes together:
    • Week 1: July 4-10 — Toddlers: Meteorologist; Littles: Astronaut
    • Week 2: July 11-17 — Toddlers: Athlete; Littles: Olympian
    • Week 3: July 18-24 — Toddlers & Littles: Storyteller
    • Week 4: July 25-31 — Toddlers: Gardener; Littles: Engineer
    • Week 5: August 1-7 — Toddlers: Painter; Littles: Artist
    • Week 6: August 8-14 — Toddlers & Littles: Zoologist
    • Week 7: August 15-21 — Toddlers & Littles: Architect
    • Week 8: August 22-28 — Toddlers & Littles: Chef

4H Ocean Discovery: Wednesday, July 6,10:30 am

Registered participants will receive different 4-H activities you can build, either at home or with Mrs. Burt at the library.  Each activity has a how-to video and a suggested book to read.  For ages 5 – 11 and registration is required.  You must register for each week individually

June 29th: bioluminescence: REGISTER HERE
July 6th: submarines: REGISTER HERE
July 13th: octopi: REGISTER HERE
July 20th: breeches buoys: REGISTER HERE
July 27th: deep sea cupcakes: REGISTER HERE

Creation Station: Thursday, June 23rd at 10:30 am

Join us in the Gales Ferry Community Room for creating and crafting!  For ages 5 – 18 and registration is required.  Please register for each event individually. Registration opens June 1st.

June 23rd: Aztec Sun Plaques
July 7th: Rainbow Needlepoint Craft: REGISTER HERE
July 21st: Pom-Pom Launchers:  REGISTER HERE
August 4th: Sea Life Paper Quilling Craft: REGISTER HERE



Libraries Love Lakes! A Multi-Generational Event Monday, July 11 from 4 pm to 5 pm

July is Lakes Appreciation Month, and the Ledyard Public Library is collaborating with Long Pond Residents to present a drone video and slideshow presentation on the flora and fauna of Long Pond, a Ledyard Town treasure.

For Families and Adults:  Presentation at  Bill Library 4:00 pm to 5 pm

Mrs. Burt will follow the presentation with a craft for kids.



Location: Bill Library

Ledyard Historical Society – Janice W. Bell Historical Research Room at the Bill Library Open Mondays: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Open Archive: Open Mondays: 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (except national holidays)

Other days by appointment. Please email to make an appointment.

  • You may submit your local history or genealogy questions by emailing us. For family questions, please include full names and any known birth, marriage, etc. dates to help us help you in your search.
  • Please email or call to make an appointment before visiting the archive for research so that we can prepare for your visit.
  • Donations of materials concerning Gales Ferry and Ledyard families, buildings, businesses, and events are welcome, including digital images. Please email Andrea for information on the best way to send them.

Contact Andrea Buka at or 860-464-9912 (Bill Library) for more information.

CONTACT: Andrea Buka  860-464-9912

Reading the Map with DPNC at Avery Preserve in Gales Ferry, July 12th at 10:00 am!

When out on the trail you can’t always depend on your phone! Participants will learn how to read trail signs, use a paper map and compass. Children will have a chance to design a map of our location, navigate their way around using a compass, and discuss hiking preparedness. We will meet at Avery Preserve in Gales Ferry. For ages 6 – 12 and registration is required.

LOCATION: Avery Preserve
Please register below: