Stoneybrook Public Library is a library in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. As revealed in #17 Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery, the library has only been open for about 8 or 9 years. Claudia's mother Rioko Kishi is the head librarian and sometimes when the Baby Sitters Club members go to the library, Mrs. Kishi directs them to the books they are looking for or they say 'hi' to her.


Stoneybrook Public Library is built on Ellway land, on condition that if it's ever destroyed the land reverts back to the Ellway family.

The first time that a BSC member went to the library was in Book #6 Kristy's Big Day, when one of the members took her charges to story time at the library.

The second time a Baby Sitters Club member went to the Stoneybrook Public Library was in Book #17 Mary Anne's Bad Luck Mystery when the Baby Sitters Club members at the time (Mary Anne, Dawn, Claudia, Kristy, Mallory, and Jessi) went to the library to check out books on Witchcraft and Spells.

In Stacey and the Stolen Hearts the children's room threw a festival with help from the BSC for Valentine's Day.


Only open on Sundays for a few hours.


  • Rioko Kishi (head librarian)
  • Ms. Feld (children's librarian)
  • Donald (student librarian)
  • Rachel Brown (reference librarian)

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The main room is where the fiction is shelved, where the office is, and where the main desk is. Mrs. Kishi's office is behind the main checkout desk.

Black metal file cabinets stand side by side against the back wall, containing such files as clippings of local authors and illustrators. Including Henrietta Hayes, one of Mallory's favorite authors.

The library also has a meeting room to host a variety of events, such as the slapstick film festival mentioned in Book #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke. Trustee meetings are held in the Prescott Room.

Old newspapers are kept in a closet. They have copies of Stoneybrook News on microfilm as far back as 1820. Clerks bring old magazines to a person that has requested them. A smaller room hold the card catalog and the nonfiction.

Children's room is on the first floor, which is really two rooms. It has lots of windows, some tables, colorful posters on the walls, a puppet theatre, and a big Raggedy Ann doll to lie on or snuggle with. Sometimes there are special programs in the children's room, like birdhouse making.


  • The library has many books, but it doesn't have Claudia's favorites: Nancy Drew books.


  • Not many librarians besides Mrs. Kishi have been at the library when the BSC members are there.
  • The library has a book sale every year.
  • Will hold crafts fair to raise funds.
  • They hold a readathon.
  • The catalogue has been computerized.


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