The Mystic & Noank Library recently received a grant from the Rotary Club of Mystic for $250 to purchase new children’s books on DVD. The DVDs help develop pre-reading skills as children listen to stories and read along with the video on their television or computer screen. The Library has over 300 children’s and teen’s books on DVD and continually updates its collection. “We are grateful for the Rotary Club of Mystic’s ongoing support of our programs,” said Roberta Donahue, Children’s Librarian. “Since we have been adding books to our online e-reader library, we need extra funding to continue to add to our DVD collection in the Library.”
The Mystic and Noank Library is a public association library. Located in the town of Groton, the Library serves residents of Mystic, Noank, Groton Long Point, Stonington, Center Groton, and Old Mystic. The Library was established in 1893 by Captain Elihu Spicer, who donated the land and building for the communities of Mystic and Noank. It is an impressive two-story building, restored and expanded in 1991 with the addition of a children’s wing and a public meeting room. The Library offers books, periodicals, movies and other resources and programs for pre-schoolers to senior citizens.
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.