Slater Library and Fanning Annex        

  26 Main St. Jewett City,  CT 06351             (860) 376-0024

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the Spring event schedule for

our Children's programs and Slater After Hours! 


Friends of Slater Library Book and Yard Sale!

Save the date - 4/29/23, 9 am - 2 pm

Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday   Noon - 5:30 pm

Thursday Noon - 6:30 pm

 Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm


State Representative Brian Lanoue Office Hours @ Slater Library

When: Every 1st and 3rd Monday

                                                           TIME: 4:00-5:30 pm*

 *last walk-in at 5:15 pm

Computers are available to patrons on the main level 

and in the children's area.

Curbside pickup will also continue to be available.

                            Masks are welcome, but no longer required in Slater Library.                   

 Now is a great time to sign up for a library card!

Residents of Griswold and Lisbon  age 5+ are invited to stop in 

and sign up for a card.

All you need is an ID with your Griswold or Lisbon address.

Your library card give you access to books, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks as well as ebooks through Libby, our digital platform.

You can check the available books and DVDs on our online catalog 

@ or by downloading the Acorn Catalog App to your phone or tablet.

 You can also call the library @ (860) 376-0024 to request the materials that 

you would like to check out. 

A librarian will call you back to let you know which items are available.

Children's Events:

Baby and Me

Songs, Rhymes and Stories for Ages 6-18 months and caregivers. 

Tuesdays @ 9:30 am. 3/14-4/28; sign up is required.

 Please use the side entrance. 

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for cancellation information due to weather

or unforeseen circumstances.

Toddler Story Time

Tuesdays @ 10:30 March 14th-April 28th

Ages 2-3 with siblings welcome

Music, Movement, Stories and Songs

Drop-in, no sign-up required. Please use the side entrance. 

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for cancellations due to weather

or unforeseen circumstances.

"Let's Lego" 

Get creative with the library's Legos and build something 

to put on display here at Slater!

Tuesdays from 3-5 pm. No sign-up required.

Saturday Story Time

Enjoy some wonderful stories with our children's librarians

on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am.

Drop in!  Next Story Time: April 8th 

Wee Play is back! Fridays at 11 am.

It is a great way to introduce your children to the library!

Stop by to play with toys, check out books, make a craft 

and connect with other caregivers and make new friends!

Slater Library has added 7 STEAM Kits containing books, educational games and puzzles to our children's collection! Parents and Caregivers may check out these kits for a two week period. These kits, encompassing science, technology, engineering, arts and math cover a variety of themes. Find all the details on our "Children's Department" page. 

               Teen and Adult Events:

Yarn and Darn! Next date: March 17, 2023

Third Fridays 3-4 PM

We are meeting on the third Friday of the month. Bring any hand work that you are working on: knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing - you name it!

             Book Clubs @ Slater Library

First Mondays @ 1:00 pm (next meeting, 4/3/23)

Second Fridays @ 1:30 pm (next meeting 4/14/23)

                  Historical Fiction Book Club Last Thursdays @ 5:30pm-6:30pm                            (next meeting: 3/30/23)

Call (860) 376-0024 to sign-up. Books will be available a few weeks before the meeting.      Staff will contact participants when books are available to pick up. 

After Hours @ Slater Library

Spring 2023 Adult/Teen Programs

 Decoupage Easter Eggs: Thursday, March 23, 2923 / 5PM - 6PM

Transform 2 plastic Easter eggs into a beautiful decoration for your home! All materials provided. Registration is required. This craft is not meant for children under 12. Call (860) 334-0755 to register.

Open House Art Show: Saturday, April 15, 2023 / 3PM – 5PM

As those who come in to Slater regularly know, we display the work of local artists year-round. At this special event we welcome artists from Griswold, Lisbon, and the surrounding towns to display their work and be available to answer questions about style, color, and training. Be prepared to marvel at the talent that surrounds us as you enjoy light refreshments at this open house event.

Regenerative Gardening for the Home Gardener: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 / 6PM

Learn how to garden with Mother Nature while reducing your workload, increasing your production and nutritional quality while reducing your costs. Presented by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center’s Coogan Farm Manager, Craig Floyd. Sign up required for seating.

Predators in Your Backyard: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 / 6PM

There are many incredible predators which call our area home. We will  learn which ones can be found in Connecticut and discuss the natural history, and real-life stories of these amazing creatures. Also get to see the amazing wingspan of two local predator live and in house. Presented by Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center. Sign up required for seating.

Celebration of the Red Sox Nation: Thursday, June 8, 2023 / 6:30PM

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation by Marty Gitlin features exciting nostalgic videos of the  greatest and the most fascinating players, teams, events, and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to four World Series Championships and beyond. Sign up required for seating.

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in a different industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.  Job & Career Accelerator™ puts everything you need to land a job in one place. You can:

Prepare for the GED

Research College Scholarships

Learning Express Hub

The CT State Library offers many free databases to the public with a CT State Library card!

                Applications are available at Slater Library or online                         


Check out this great resource for students and adults alike!

Interested in learning more about your family's history 

from the comfort of your own home?

Introducing HeritageQuest powered by Ancestry! 

Use your Slater Library card to create an account

            and start exploring the billions of records, like census data,

                              city directories, wills, probate and immigration information.

Click on the link below to access HeritageQuest and use your barcode to sign-in!

Would you like to know what new books, audio books and movies are in the library every week? Try Wowbrary!

 Wowbrary is a weekly email newsletter that lets you know about 

all the new books, audiobooks and DVDs that Slater Library has to offer!

                                      Sign up at

The Libby app and the Palace Project app* offer an outstanding selection of ebooks and audiobooks. The Libby app is available with your valid library card to download books and audiobooks on your             phone or tablet. 

*The Palace Project app replaces the Simple E app which has been discontinued and does not require a library card but has a selection of free ebooks and

 audiobooks under "Palace Bookshelf." 

                 Library Director - Rebecca Jusseaume

                Children's Librarian - Kathleen Brown