Last day for Summer Reading tickets!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th 9:00am until 5:00pm – Calling all adult, teen, and summer reading kids!  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REDEEM YOUR SUMMER READING TICKETS!

Be sure to bring your list of completed books to the library to receive your tickets by closing time today.  These tickets can be redeemed for a variety of trinkets in our library store OR for a chance to win one of our spectacular prize baskets now on display in the library.

Then, join us for our finale program on THURSDAY, AUGUST 16th at 10:00am when we’ll announce our basket winners.  Winners will also be contacted by phone if they are unable to attend the program.


Like to play Scrabble? Bring a friend or meet up with other players here at the library Wednesdays at 12:00pm.  Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch and eat while you play!

Wednesday, August 1st at 12pm

Wednesday, August 8th at 12pm

Wednesday, August 15th at 12pm


JCCL Family Movies

Take a break from the heat with some of our favorite musical family movies.  JCCL is the place to be on Wednesdays at 3:00pm  in August.  Bring a comfy chair and a friend.  Free popcorn!

Wednesday August 1st at 3:00pmFrozen (2013/PG/ 1 hr 49 mins)

Wednesday, August 8th at 3:00pm – Leap (2016/PG/ 1 hr 29 mins)

Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00pm – Annie (2014/PG/1 hr 58 mins)

Summer Reading Finale

TUHRSDAY, AUGUST 16th at 10:00am –  Time to reward yourself for all your hardwork!  We have a fun-filled program planned featuring April Brunelle’s spectacular balloon creations. All ages welcome!

Be sure all your summer reading tickets are in by 5pm on Tuesday, August 14th to qualify for one of our awesome summer reading baskets now on display at the library.  This deadline applies to all age level: children, teens, and adults.

Connecticut Author Trail Finale

THURSDAY, JUNE 20th at 7:00pm –  Meet New York Time Bestselling Author Amy Bloom!  Join us as the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater for this free event.  Door and trail follower prizes will be drawn before our featured speaker.  Doors open at 6:15pm.  Light refreshments will be served.


The JCC Library will close at 5:00pm so that library staff can attend this library-sponsored event.  Hope to see you there!

Friends of the JCC Library Monthly Meeting

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st at 7:00pm – Love your library, become a friend!  New members or helpers always welcome.  The monthly FOL meeting will resume its regular schedule (2nd Thursday of the month) in October. 

Crochet & Knitters’ Club

WEDNESDAYS at 1:00pm – Want to learn or like to knit with someone?  Stick with us.  We’ll get you hooked!  Help is always available.

Weekly Drop-in Programs (no registration required, unless noted)


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The following programs will be held weekly through August 16th. 

These programs will resume after Labor Day.


Music in Motion for Toddlers – Wednesdays at 10am

 30 minutes of music, dancing, pony riding, & parachute fun

Thursday Story Hour – Thursdays at 10am

Story time and craft for 2-5 year olds.



Upcoming Programs


Crochet & Knitters’ Club – Wednesdays at 1:00pm
Thursday, July 26th at 11:00am – Totally Tye Dye
Tuesday, July 31st at 10:00am – Tween & Teens Craft: Da Bomb Bath Bombs
Tuesday, July 31st at 4:00pm – Musical Storyhour
Wednesday, August 1st at 12:00pm – Scrabble (bring your brown bag lunch)
Wednesday, August 1st at 3:00pm – JCCL Musical Family Movie: Frozen (2013/PG/1hr 49 mins)
Thursday, August 2nd at 10:00am – Books with Bella (therapy dog) Storyhour
Thursday, August 2nd at 1:00pm – Bodacious Beading
Tuesday, August 7th at 9:30am – Libraries Rock: ROCK-ets to the Rescue (presented by NLC 4H)
Tuesday, August 7th at 3:00pm – Paint by Music with Jenna (Registration required)
Wednesday, August 8th at 12:00pm – Scrabble (bring your brown bag lunch)
Wednesday, August 8th at 3:00pm – JCCL Family Musical Movie: Leap (2016/Rated PG/1hr 29mins)
Thursday, August 9th at 10:00am – Ballet for Beginners (presented by Thread City Ballet – Free!) (Registration required)
Thursday, August 9th at 1:00pm – Culinary Delights Book Club – TBD
Tuesday, August 14th at 12:00pm – Rhythmic Readers Tween/Teens Book Club: Echo (by Pam Munoz Ryan)  (Registration required)
Tuesday, August 14th at 3:00pm – Paint by Music with Jenna (Registration required)
Tuesday, August 14th from 9am – 5pm: Last day to submit tickets for Summer Reading prize drawings for children, teens, and adults!!
Wednesday, August 15th at 12:00pm – Scrabble (bring your brown bag lunch)
Wednesday, August 15th at 3:00pm – JCCL Family Musical Movie: Annie (2014/PG/1hr 58mins)
Thursday, August 16th at 10:00am – Summer Reading Finale: Balloon Creations by April Brunelle
Wednesday, August 29th at 9:30am – Breakfast Book Club: One Summer, America 1927 (Chapter 18-end)

For a complete overview of Summer Reading, including a printer-friendly list of our program schedule, click here.  Please note: the library will close early at 5pm on September 20th so that the staff may attend the CT Authors Trail finale.