Fill out the form below by noon on Friday each week (just once a week!) and you will receive the Treat for the Week!

We are asking for your email as some of the treats are virtual and will be sent to you.


Complete these any time this summer! You can do whichever ones you like, as many times as you like! When you fill out your weekly Google form, you will indicate which challenges you completed.

  • Read a book that offers a window to another culture
  • Read a biography
  • Read a book that makes you laugh
  • Read a book with water on the cover
  • Read outside
  • Read to a sibling or pet
  • Listen to an audiobook
  • Read a downloaded book
  • Read a collection of short stories or poems
  • Read a book recommended by a librarian (Nutmeg books count! You can also email Ms. Eileen at for a suggestion!)
  • Make something (food, craft, artwork) inspired by something you’ve read
  • Read a non-fiction book to learn something new
  • Recommend a book to a friend or relative
  • Read a book that someone in your family liked and wants you to read
  • Visit RML outside to take part in our Seek & Find, Chalk Obstacle Course or other game!

Theme Weeks

Make sure you don’t miss out on programs, crafts and other fun activities that go with each special summer theme! Everything will be posted here on our website.

  1. June 20 – 26: Pets & Pals
  2. June 27 – July 3: Celebrate America!
  3. July 4 – July 10: Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies 
  4. July 11 – July 17: The Science of Summer
  5. July 18 – 24: Fairies, Fantasy & Fun
  6. July 25 – 31: The Great Outdoors
  7. August 1 – 7: Creatures of the Sea
  8. August 8 – 14: Goin’ on a Picnic           

Library Programs:

Paint Your Own Puzzle with Ms Eileen! Wed, August 5 at 11 am. (best for ages 6-10) Follow along with Ms. Eileen on a Zoom meeting as we paint an underwater scene on a puzzle! Pick up supplies ahead of time. Registration required, space is limited.  Call 860-295-6210 to register.

Treat of the Week:

Fill out your weekly Google reading form and earn a raffle entry for a Summer Prize Pack drawing!

Visit: Earth Rangers

Earth Rangers has some great pictures of out-of-this-world sea critters!

Joke of the Week:

Q. What kind of hair do oceans have?

A.  Wavy!


Take a virtual field trip to Ms. Eileen’s favorite aquarium – the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. They always have amazing jellyfish exhibits so see if you can find and learn about the Lion’s Mane Jelly or the Blue Blubber Jelly!

And if you’re feeling crafty, check out this cute swimming jellyfish craft at I Heart Crafty Things!

Highlighted Author/Illustrator: Jenna Grodzicki

Jenna’s first book, about a lemon shark, led the way for I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures That Look Like Food! She’s been a teacher, librarian and is a true New Englander. Learn about her upcoming animal book and find some coloring pages on her website.

You can listen to I See Sea Food on YouTube at Mrs. Austin Reads.