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Mystic & Noank Library Receives Grant from Rotary Club of Mystic

The Mystic & Noank Library received a grant from the Rotary Club of Mystic.

The Mystic & Noank Library received a grant from the Rotary Club of Mystic.

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.

Mystic Woman’s Club Donations

The Mystic Woman’s Club made donations and scholarships totaling $11,000 to various local organizations and high school seniors for its 2007-2008 fiscal year. The money is the net profit from the Thrift Shop located on Route 1, across from the Stonington High School, Pawcatuck. Hours of operation for the shop are Monday – Saturday, 12-3:30 p.m. Shoppers and donations are always welcomed during those hours. To join, call membership chairperson, Eleanor at 860.536.6730.

Recipients of this year’s donations are:

Scholarships – Cierra Patrick, Ella Grasso, Elizabeth Bolduc, Stonington High School, Meghan Mizak, Fitch High School

Donations - Child & Family Agency, Denison Pequotsepos, Denison Society, FRESH, Friends of Fitch Crew, GFWC/CT Art Contest, GFWC/CT Kind News, GFWC/CT State Project, Groton Animal Foundation, Katie Blair House, Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center, Literacy Volunteers of Eastern CT, Mystic-Noank Library, MASH, Mystic River Chorale, Mystic River Historical Society, Mystic-Noank Community Band, New Life Ministries of Stonington, New London Homeless Shelter, Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, Riverfront Children’s Center, Stonington Free Library, Stonington Human Services, Thames River Family Program, Westerly Adult Day Care, Westerly Area Rest Meals, and Wheeler Library.