The Lyme Public Library is planning to offer the following programs and activities in June. For the complete details on any of these activities, please call the library at 860-434-2272 or visit

Children’s Programs & Activities

Wednesdays, Jun. 1 & Jun. 8, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
“Preschool Visits to the Library” Program for Ages 4 & Under
On the first two Wednesdays in June, the library offers “Preschool Visits to the Library” in its children’s room for infants and children up to the age of 4, along with their parents or caregivers.  The children will be encouraged to become familiar with the library, enjoy story time and/or a singalong, and make new friends.  Parents and caregivers can check out books to take home.  Space is limited. 

Saturday, Jun. 18, 10:30 a.m., at the Library
“STEAM Saturday” for Children of All Ages
The library’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) program features stories, crafts and other activities that are fun for the whole family. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver.

Tuesday, Jun. 21, 6:30 p.m., at the Library
Summer Reading Program Kick Off
The library will kick off its summer reading program called “Read beyond the Beaten Path” with an ice cream social and an outdoor visit with Eagle Scout leader Ben Kegley, who will set up tents and a fire pit and make smores. The program, which will run through Aug. 16, will include an art exhibit and contest, and encourage children to enjoy the outdoors as they read. 

Wednesday, Jun. 29, 10:00 a.m., at the Library & Pleasant Valley Preserve
Mindful Nature Walk with Reagan Stacey
As part of its summer reading program called “Read beyond the Beaten Path,” Reagan Stacey from the Lyme Land Trust will take children ages 5 and up on a nature walk through the Pleasant Valley Preserve.  The program is limited to 10 children.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or caregiver.

Adult Programs & Activities

Wednesday, Jun. 1, 6:30 p.m. on Zoom
Racial Equity Book Club
The Lyme Public Library’s Racial Equity Book Club will discuss “Caste: The Origin of Our Discontent” by Isabel Wilkerson, copies of which will be available at the circulation desk.  The event is cosponsored by the Bigelow Library in Clinton, Massachusetts. To register for the program and receive the Zoom link, send an email to

Friday, Jun. 3, 11:00 a.m., at the Library
Guided Tour of Library Artworks with Jeffrey Cooley
Jeffrey Cooley of the Cooley Gallery will take art lovers on a guided tour of the artwork hanging in the library. To register for the program, send an email to

Saturday, Jun. 4, 3:00 p.m., at the Library
All about Owls
Joe Attwater from the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center will explain how to identify the owl species in Connecticut by sight and sound. To register for the program, send an email to

Saturday, Jun. 11, 1:00 p.m., at the Library
Library Cookbook Club
This month, club participants will bring in foods made with strawberries from a cookbook chosen at last month’s meeting. For more information, email Kathy Varady at

Thursday, Jun. 16, 6:30 p.m., on the Lyme Town Green
Friends of the Lyme Public Library Annual Meeting & Plywood Cowboy Concert
The Friends of the Lyme Public Library will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., followed by an outdoor concert featuring Plywood Cowboy at 7:00.  The rain date is Friday, Jun. 17.