A Universe of Stories! Earn Reading Rewards!

This year’s Summer Reading Rewards theme is "A Universe of Stories”.

Read 5 books to earn a bronze medal, 20 for silver, and 40 for gold! Weekly prize drawings, too!  We have separate reading rewards programs for
pre-readers, elementary schoolers, middle schoolers, and high schoolers.
The adult department even has a program for grown-ups.

Registration for the Summer Reading Rewards program begins on June 17th and continues throughout the summer.

If you prefer, you may keep track of your summer reading progress at eastlymelibrary.readsquared.com


All programs are free and open to the public. Registration begins June 17th. To register call the children’s department at (860)-736-6926 ext. 2. Programs begin on July 1st. No registration is required for the big Wednesday afternoon shows or Miss Rebecca’s movie programs.


  • Miss Rebecca’s Storytime will be held at Hole in the Wall Beach on Monday, August 5 and Monday, August 12. Free admission. Call for the weekly password.


  • A Universe of Books: Book Discussion for middle schoolers. 3 -4 pm in the East Lyme Room. Talk about books and ponder the universe with Miss Rebecca. Pre-registration is required.

    • July 2: Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

    • July 9: Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Hope Larson

    • July 16: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

    • July 23: Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce

    • July 30:  The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery

    • August 6: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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  • Wednesday Afternoon Shows in the Community Room: silly fun for everyone!: 2:30 to 3:15 pm

    • July 3: Li Liu: Chinese Acrobat Show

    • July 10: Scott Jameson: Magic Show

    • July 17: Austin Dailey: Dance Party

    • July 24: Les Julian: Music for Kids

    • July 31: Pete and Chris: Comedy Magic Show

    • August 7: The Zambonis & Mascot the Hockey Monkey: Hockey Rock Concert for Kids

    • August 14: Judi Jones: Dancing with Hoops followed by retirement party for Mrs. Bull

  • Animated Movie Nights for the Whole Family!: 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the East Lyme Public Library Story Room. Wear your pajamas, a costume, or just come as you are. Singing is encouraged. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

    • June 5: Cars

    • June 12: Finding Dory

    • June 26: Moana

    • July 3: Frozen

    • July 10: The Little Mermaid

    • July 17: The Princess and the Frog

    • July 24: Aladdin

    • July 31: Beauty and the Beast

    • August 7: Tangled

    • August 14: Cinderella


  •   Books in Space: Book discussion and book-related activities for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders. Pre-registration required. 3-4pm in the Children’s Program Room. Talk about books and make things!

    • July 11: Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos by Stephanie Roth Sisson

    • July 18: Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei by Peter Sís

    • July 25: Zita the Space Girl: Far From Home by Ben Hatke

  • Experiments for children entering 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Presented by The Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. 3-4 in the Children’s Program Room.

    • August 1: Exploring the Solar System

    • August 8: Wedo Rovers