The library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth.

Make Music Day

Friday, June 21st

The Rattlin' Bog Boys


June 21st is Make Music Day around the world. Caleb Cooper and Mike Laber will play fun-filled songs for the whole family. Weather permitting, this event will be outside under the tent.

Summer Reading Program

Beginning June 12th

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.

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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.