Author Archives: Ledyard Library

American Presidents Book Discussion

The Second Tuesday of the Month on Zoom at 7:00 pm.  Next meeting June 14.      

President to be discussed:  James Garfield

The American Presidents Book Discussion group will focus on the White House Years of former American Presidents. We discuss the impact American Presidents have had while in office, and their trials and triumphs.

Book selections for this month: Destiny of the Republic:  A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Ledyard Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Presidents Book Discussion
Every month on the Second Tue, until Jun 14, 2022, 4 occurrence(s) at which time we will take a break.
Jun 14, 2022 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 871 5161 8715
Passcode: 032612

Or, By Telephone:
Meeting ID: 871 5161 8715
Passcode: 032612


LitLoot! Summer Box Registration

For 7th – 12th grade.  Each box will contain one library book, a freebie book to keep, and an assortment of goodies to enjoy.  Registrants will pick up their box, enjoy the books and treats, and the only thing that needs to be returned is the library book.

The Summer Box will be available to be picked up on July 1st.  All boxes must be picked up by July 10th or it will go to the next person on the waiting list.

Once you register for your box, you will receive a Google Form to fill out to help Mrs. Burt know what types of books you are interested in, if you have any allergies, or any other pertinent information.  Please email Mrs. Burt at if you have any questions.  This program is made possible with the help of Friends of Ledyard Public Library.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
For children ages 3 to 5
Gales Ferry Library

A fun and energetic storytime at Gales Ferry Library. Learning stations will be offered at the end of each storytime that will engage, entertain, and build the skills of the children who participate.

Registration is required to attend.  Our current session is full.  If you have questions, please email Mrs. Burt at



Giggles & Wiggles

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Great stories, fun finger plays, and lots of dancing.  This will be held in the meeting room of Bill Library.  Registration is required to attend.  Our current session is full.  As the weather improves we will move outside on the lawn and then we can accept drop in participants.  If interested in learning when we move outside please contact Mrs. Burt.

Contact Mrs. Burt at

LOCATION: Bill Library

Ledyard Historical Society: Open Archive

Ledyard mapMonday, September 13 from 2 PM to 5 PM
Located in the Bill Library

*Looking for volunteer opportunities?* We are looking for you! Openings for webpage updates (WordPress), digitizing (scanning photos & documents), Facebook posting, community photo-sharing set-up, and non-computer tasks, too! Teens and adults welcome.

Share your 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 backup if the original is lost or damaged.
  • We are always adding newly scanned items to our Online Collections, which are available at

CONTACT: Andrea Buka 860-464-9912