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Register for our programs online or by calling the library at 860-668-3896. See you there!

Story Time at KML

Open your tool box, strap on your tool belt and help Miss Wendy build a better world with stories and a craft. Story time is for kids ages 3–5 and will be held on Wednesday, July 5 at 10:30 am. Registration required.


Kids ages 6–12 are invited to cartoon with syndicated cartoonist and Suffield resident Rick Stromoski on Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. Once a month, Soup 2 Nutz cartoonist will be available to instruct beginners on the secret to cartooning. Bring a pad of paper and pencil, and come have fun! Registration required.

Visit a Miniature Horse Named Rusty

Rusty is a four legged Suffeld resident from the farm, On Target Miniatures, with a quite remarkable story. One night a bobcat made his way into Rusty’s stall and attacked him! He was badly injured, and you can still see his scars today, but he survived! Come visit with this amazing miniature horse on Saturday, July 8, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Just drop by.

An “Entomophagist” (a man who eats bugs) is coming to the library!

Have you thought about how you would like your bugs served? On Thursday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m., David Gracer, a renowned expert, will share the nutritional benefits of eating insects and why that practice can save the planet. If you can get past the “eww factor,” the audience can sample different insects.

Gracer is an English instructor at the Community College of Rhode Island. He’s appeared on the National Geographic Channel in a reality TV show, where 20 people attempted to cross the Serengeti plains in Africa. He’s also appeared on Comedy Central with Stephen Colbert. But eating insects is not a laughing matter to Gracer. For that reason he engages his audience in critical thinking with a bit of whimsical fun mixed in. This program is guaranteed to spark your interest in the many cultures that currently dine on the tiny creatures we call bugs, and how that practice may be coming to us in the future. You’re welcome to bring insects along for David to identify. The program will be at the Senior Center. Registration appreciated.

The following programs are sponsored by the Friends of KML and require registration:

Touch Tank with Cedar Island Marina

Cedar Island Marina will be at the library on Saturday, July 15 at 10:30am. Families can hold, touch, and observe marine life as they learn about species that live in Long Island Sound.

3D Makerspace Workshop

Kids ages 12 – 17 are invited to a Makerspace session on Wednesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. Makerspace is a workshop that joins creativity and technology using 3D printing, scanning, carving and design—with a touch of virtual reality! There will be tailored activities with wet felting, spin art and more. All participants get their 3D creation printed.

Puppet Show with Sparky’s Puppets

On Thursday, July 27, at 1:30 p.m. Sparky’s Puppets will entertain children with humor and audience participation. This colorful storytelling event will feature the Three Little Pigs and other fairy tales. This program will be held at the Senior Center.

Make a Garden Stepping Stone

A great way to remember the summer! On Tuesday, August 1, kids ages 8 and up are invited to join the KML team and design a personal garden stepping stone using Quikrete, mosaic pieces, and stones. Participants will register for a half-hour time slot between the hours of 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Drop-In Programs

Play Group – The library offers a play group on Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon. Want to get out of the house and  meet other parents and kids? Come to Play Group, offered to care-givers and children, Friday mornings any time between 10 a.m. and noon. No age restrictions, no registration required – just drop in.

Rhyme Time – for infants and up. Bring your singing voice on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. We sing, dance, read, and have fun! No registration required; just drop in.

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