The library will be closed on Friday, July 5th for Independence Day, and will reopen as scheduled on Saturday, July 6th. 

Explore Ponds with Juan Sanchez

Wednesday, July 17th

10:30 - 11:30 am

Learn about the creatures and critters living in local ponds with Master Naturalist Juan Sanchez. This program will be held at Chaplin's Garrison Park, starting at the pavilion.


Summer Reading Program

You can still sign up!

Each week children who visit the library may select a small prize and enter a drawing for a free ice cream from the Farmer’s Cow.

Museum Passes

The library has a FREE state park pass for Dinosaur State Park, Gillette Castle, and Fort Trumbull State Park. Thanks to the Friends of the Chaplin Library, there are also FREE passes to the Florence Griswold Museum for FREE admission for 2 children and 2 adults.

Search our collection

Check to see if we have a book or movie.

If you need a library card, please stop by the library with an ID showing your Chaplin address. Once you have a valid card, you may check out books at any public library in CT!

FREE Resources

Free Wi-Fi is available around the clock in the library and Senior Center parking lots.

Eversource Kill A Watt Kit: If you want to measure your energy use, we have a kit available for checkout!

If you are a Chaplin resident and need a library card to access Overdrive, please call or email the library.


 Poetry Corner

Chaplin's First Poet Laureate is Adelaide Northrop, chosen to help celebrate Chaplin's Bicentennial in 2022. Read her poem Idylls of the Town.  Adelaide also wrote a poem to introduce the reenactment of the first Chaplin town meeting, The Meeting, and a poem for the annual Tree Lighting, Evergreen.

Parish Hill Poets

On March , 2024, Dr. Susan Powers, Scotland, Connecticut's Inaugural Poet Laureate, joined forces with Mrs. Michelle Salvas at Parish Hill High School. The two teachers, former colleagues at Woodstock Academy, implemented a poetry project for the juniors in Mrs. Salvas' classes. Read the poems  representative of the creative and delightful work produced by these imaginative students.



Audio and eBooks

for Chaplin residents. If you need assistance with access, please call or email the library.

ResearchIT CT

Resources for Connecticut Residents: newspapers, magazines, databases, genealogy, and much more.