Adult Programs

“Acorn Catalog” App Now Available

We are proud to introduce the “Acorn Catalog” app for phones and tablets. With this App you are able to search our catalog, renew loans, place holds, see if any holds you have place are available, and pay library fines. Utilizing the Library’s services has never been easier! Simply go to either the App Store on Apple devices or Google Play Store on Android devices to download.

Works with JCCL and other Libraries on the Bibliomation system!

To login all you need is your library card and password. If you need any assistance with finding out your library card number or password, please feel free to call the library at 860-642-6207.

Culinary Tales

A three-part series of culinary intrigue for ages 6-16. There is a $15.00 charge per person to cover the cost of ingredients. Child will receive a chef hat and apron and entrance to the three programs.  Just want to attend one program? The charge is $5.00 per person (hat & apron not included)

June 24th– 6PMMini pizzas – Make & shape your dough and fill with favorite toppings.

July 20th – 11AMSpaghetti,  Meatball & Movie! Learn how to make spaghetti, cover it with cheese and top with a meatball. Don’t let it roll off! Watch the movie Ratatouille while enjoying your creation!

August 12th – 11AMMad Hatter Tea Party at the Ashbel Woodward House & Museum. Listen to a part of the Alice in Wonderland story & while enjoying a tea tasting set up just for you! For fun, make a table centerpiece and we will have a mock judging!  JCCL will have a program to help you.

Summer Reading Signup June 8

TUESDAY, JUNE 8th Summer Reading Sign-up begins!  This year’s theme is Tails & Tales. We will have many guest speakers and animal friends to visit with, learn about, and read to! Summer prizes for all ages. Book clubs, virtual programs, staycation games and drop-in programs available. Come and share “Tales” about your library!

Teddy Bear Campout June 30

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30th at 3:30pm – TEDDY BEAR CAMP OUT!  Teddy Bears are invited to sleep overnight at the library. Bring your bear (or any stuffed furry friend) to a music & motion camporee on Wednesday (6/30) at 3:30pm. The bears stay overnight and may be picked up at the special Bagels, Books and Bears Thursday (7/1) with Denison Pequotsepos.  Find out what adventures the bears have on their big night out!

New JCCL WiFi Pavilion

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. new wifi pavilion

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


pavilion and butterfly bench photoVisitors 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.

Join in the fun with Step into Spring walking challenge. It’s not too late to join (March 20-June 20). Sign up at the library.

Summer Reading sign-up begins June 1. -or- call us at 860-642-6207 for more information

Everybody Learns Initiative – Closing the Digital Divide

Governor Lamont has granted the Janet Carlson Calvert Library monies to upgrade the internet and computers to provide the fastest connection for everyone as part of his Everybody Learns Initiative. To comply with this initiative, the library has purchased new computers and arranged individual workspaces for students and anyone in need. Bring your own or use ours to get the work done. Have need of a tablet or laptop? The Library can loan one for home. Stop in and see the changes we were able to achieve.

The Library follows all CDC and State guidelines to keep you and the Staff safe. We thank Governor Lamont for supporting libraries and helping us through this difficult time.