Crochet & Knitters’ Club

Every WEDNESDAY at 1:00pm – Crochet & Knitters’ Club –Bring your projects or problems for help or ideas.  Beginners always welcome!  Need a project?  We’re preparing for our annual “Smittens Fur Mittens”  Christmas donation. Try your “hand” at mittens or a scarf!


Children’s Programs for May

Drop-in Weekly Children’s Programs (Morning Programs start at 10am)

Music in Motion for Toddlers –Wednesdays, ages 2-5 Move & sing with us!

Story Time & Craft Thursdays, ages 2-6  A little bit of story, science, craft and play.

Check our all of our children’s programs on our main page happenings!


2024 Readers Dozen Challenge

2024 Reading Challenge!

A new twist on our annual year-long reading challenge! Each month, read a book with one of the corresponding monthly key words in the title. Enter your name each month to win a prize, and if you complete all 12 months, you may just take home the grand prize!

Monthly Key Word

Jan – Crown, Girl, Whisper, Black, Guide, Heart, All, Ever

Feb – Please, Might, Return, Shy, Vanish, Book, Ash, Come

Mar – Crimson, Beyond, Friend, Cry, Wait, Six, Run, Woods

Apr – Vicious, Ask, Wind, Found, Circle, Broken, Beneath, Drown

May – Dragon, Day, Chain, Another, Thousand, Begin, Stolen, And

June – Bridge, Everything, Blue, Why, First, Wild, Luck, Tomorrow

July – Final, Clock, This, Way, Poison, Summer, Future, Kiss

Aug – Dangerous, Again, Best, Chase, How, Flower, Date, Together

Sept – Sign, With, Just, Lies, Grace, Enough, Sleep, Name

Oct – Old, After, Take, Shadow, Monster, Haunt, Darkness, Of

Nov – Paris, Hidden, Sparrow, Realm, Two, Fair, Street, Say

Dec – Silver, Wish, Forgotten, Dance, Also, My, Fate, Dream

*Audio books count! *Extra Credit! Borrow a book through a JCCL online resource (Hoopla or Palace Project) and have your name entered in that month’s drawing twice!

New JCCL WiFi Pavilion

pavilion and butterfly bench photo

The CT State Library and Gov. Ned Lamont created the Everyone Learns Library Grant that was offered to 61 CT libraries and JCCL was one of the lucky to be chosen.

Library staff noticed how many people were sitting in their cars last summer using the WIFI and wanted to create a comfortable space for everyone to use the high-speed internet we had installed.

Other Grant improvements inside the library have been completed. Stop in and check them out!

Visitors can enjoy a reading a book, working on the internet or just enjoy the beautiful gardens this year at the Janet Carlson Calvert Library. A picnic table and completed flooring due this June.

new wifi pavilion -or- call us at 860-642-6207 for more information