Events and Programs

Beginning July 1st, children can sign up for the Summer Reading program. Events and activities will look a little different this year. Some will be held virtually via Zoom and some will be held outside. Click here to view the program! Sign up in person at the Curbside Window or sign up online through READsquared at  

Library Scavenger Hunt (Due to the power outage, this event will be continued through next week)

August 3-14

Stop by the library for an outdoor scavenger hunt. Find all the items and get a prize from the librarian! Email to receive the printable scavenger list, or get one from the curbside window during opening hours.

Ice Cream Social with Distance

Monday, August 17th at 1 – 2pm

(raindate Wednesday, August 19th)

Join us for our annual ice cream party with social distancing! Instead of scooping sundaes, this year we will be enjoying prepackaged ice cream and Italian Ice. Tables and chairs will be set up on the library lawn with appropriate spacing for social distancing. Please wear a mask when you aren’t eating your ice cream. All are welcome!

Virtual Tea Time Book Chat

Friday, August 14th at 3pm

What are you reading? Let’s chat about what you’re reading during the pandemic. Tea (or a favorite beverage) is optional. Please join even if you are not currently reading anything. Open to all. If you would like to join, please send an email to You will receive a Zoom link to join on Friday morning.

CT Author Robert Tougias

Wednesday, August 19th at 6:30 pm

The Connecticut Authors Trail 2020 is happening virtually!

The Chaplin Public Library will be hosting nature writer Robert Tougias via Zoom. Please call 860-455-9424 or email to register for this event.  Visit  to learn more about the Author Trail.

Chaplin Ukulele Band

Wednesdays   4:00 – 5:30 pm

(This group is still meeting via Zoom. Please call or email for details. )

 If you play the ukulele or are interested in learning, stop in for a session. No experience required.

This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Dr. Seuss Day

Please join us to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day! We’ll be showing the Cartoon Adventures of Gerald McBoing Boing and giving away FREE* copies of the book to all children. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.  All ages welcome.

*The free copies of Gerald McBoing Boing have been generously provided by the Connecticut State Library and the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

This event will be scheduled at a later date.

Cookbook Club: Yotam Ottolenghi recipes

Do you like to cook? Do you like to try new recipes? Do you like to discuss and share new foods with friends?

If you answered yes, consider joining the Chaplin Public Library’s Cookbook Club. In March we’ll be tasting recipes by chef Yotam Ottolenghi.  If you are interested in joining, please speak with a librarian. Registration is required.

Friends Group Meeting

This event will be rescheduled to a later date.

A Friends group is forming! If you are interested in helping the library, please attend the meeting.