Become a docent at Pequot Library

RSVP now for prospective docent information session

Pequot Library hosts a prospective docent information session on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 10-11:30 a.m. The institution is home to more than 30,000 rare books and materials in their special collections. Through tailored, educational, inter-disciplinary field trips, Pequot docents bring treasures of the past to the students of our community. Interested in bringing literature, art, and the humanities to life for local students? Come learn more about the training process and meet current Pequot docents and staff while enjoying coffee and snacks.

Viewing the 1898 colorful donated Tiffany windows, one shown here, featuring William Caxton, the first English printer and Aldus Manutius the Elder, the Venetian organizer of the Aldine Press will be part of the Prospective Docent Information Session at Pequot Library.

Viewing the 1898 colorful donated Tiffany windows, one shown here, featuring William Caxton, the first English printer and Aldus Manutius the Elder, the Venetian organizer of the Aldine Press will be part of the Prospective Docent Information Session at Pequot Library.

Pequot docents are volunteers who are trained to lead students in grades K-12 through tours of Pequot Library’s history and architecture and/or materials on display from our Special Collections. Docents engage students through lively, interactive discussion, and a hands-on approach to learning while conveying the warmth that Pequot Library is celebrated for. Pequot Library’s Docent Program offers the opportunity to experience first-hand the items from their special collections.

The public can learn more about the Docent Volunteer Program, hear from Executive Director, Stephanie Coakley, and tour the 127-year old Pequot Library, including seeing the donated Tiffany windows and glass-floored Mezzanine. Prospective docents will also see an overview of Special Collections’ School Outreach tours. Everyone will be able to ask questions; RSVP for the prospective docent information session to Jean Kaul, [email protected]

Volunteer Docent Lynne Van Winkle shows a rare book from Pequot Library's Special Collections to students in the Reading Room during a 2016 School Outreach Program at Pequot Library.

Volunteer Docent Lynne Van Winkle shows a rare book from Pequot Library’s Special Collections to students in the Reading Room during a 2016 School Outreach Program at Pequot Library.

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