Author Archives: Ledyard Library

Teen Smartphone Photography Contest

WoW!  That’s all we can say about the talent of the teens in Ledyard and Gales Ferry.  Click below to view the gallery and then you will be prompted to vote at the end.  Please only one vote per person please.  Voting will close on May 20th and the winners will be announced on May 21st.  Good luck to all who participated!

View Photo Gallery and link to voting form

Teens 7th – 12th grade are invited to submit photos via email in three categories. Participants can submit one photo per category. Categories include animals/pets, landscape/nature/scenery, and books (favorite read, favorite place to read, etc.) Photo submissions will close Friday, May 7th. Community voting will begin on May 10th via Google Form. The highest vote getters from each category will receive a gift card. Winners will be announced on May 21st. Please send submissions to Mrs. Burt at Special thanks to the Teen Advisory Board members for their help in the planning of this program.

Ledyard Historical Society: Open Archive

Ledyard mapMonday, May 24 from 2 PM to 5 PM
Janice W. Bell Historical Resource Room at Bill Library

Contact: Andrea Buka 860.464.9912

Share your 2020 experiences with future generations!

Please submit photos and written accounts of you and your family or Ledyard business during the COVID19 pandemic. Did you start new traditions? How did your business adapt? What did your family do to cope with quarantine, recovery, virtual school, or work? Are you an essential worker? What is that like for you?

Donations of materials related to the people, buildings, and events of Ledyard and Gales Ferry are gratefully accepted for preservation and inclusion in the collection for future researchers, either as digital copies of the items themselves.
Your Gales Ferry and Ledyard memories will be added to the archive in the Janice W. Bell Historical Research Room at the Bill Library. We will scan them and return them to you with a digital copy placed on your flash drive. Digital copies are easy to share with far-flung family members or to use as a back-up if the original is lost or damaged.
We are always adding newly scanned items to our Online Collections, which are available at

Adult Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 through August 31
Open to adults

Join us this summer for an adult summer reading challenge! The challenge will be open for the months of June, July, and August. We are challenging you to read 15 books in different categories. Can you complete all of the challenges and top our leaderboard?

Beginning June 1, we will announce the challenges here. Fill out a Google form once you read a book for a challenge and we will add you to our leaderboard! We will also have a physical copy to fill out you can pick up at the library if you prefer. Please read a different book for each challenge.

Virtual Cookbook Club

Tuesday, June 1 at 12:30 PM
On Zoom
Book: Cook’s Country Eats Local by America’s Test Kitchen

The group meets on the first Tuesday at 12:30 PM. Each month, we choose a topic of a type of recipe to try. Group members prepare the recipe in advance and then talk about their experience at the meeting. We meet for about one hour. See the Zoom information below:

Meeting ID: 508 133 5825
Passcode: Lib7727