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Thank you for your patience during the first week of our Elevator Project. During the time the Library was closed the week of September 16, work crews were able to replace our Fire Alarm system and begin replacement of the elevator. 

The Elevator Project is expected to last another six weeks: approximately until Halloween.
You will see lights on in the building very early, since elevator crews will work from 6 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. on weekdays. We ask that you respect their work areas and be especially careful to keep your young children safely away from the project.

Book drops will remain available during this time, The Book Sale will be open from 1 - 4 p.m. on Sundays, 9 a.m.- 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. - Noon on Saturdays.  Some parking spaces on the "upper level" near Town Hall are reserved for Library patrons who need to use Adult Department services but cannot manage stairs. Other parking spaces in the area may be used by people visiting either the Library or Town Hall.

More complete information about the entire project is available by clicking HERE and is also available in the Library, at Town Hall, and by calling us at 860-644-1541. Please call us at the same number if you need special assistance.
Bulletin Board Program - Local News and Newsmakers In Person!!
Guest speaker Superintendent of Schools Kate Carter
On Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 pm our Superintendent of Schools will bring us up to date on the projects regarding the town elementary schools. No registration is necessary.
Look for signs inside the building to direct you to the program room.
We have now returned to our regular school-year hours, but please watch for announcements about special hours during the Elevator Project:

Regular Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 - 4:30 p.m.

The Friends Book Sale is held every Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m., Saturday 9 - 12 Noon, and  Sunday 1 - 4 p.m.


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NEW! Reserve Museum Passes Online
E-BOOK CLASSES : Hoopla, Overdrive/Libby, & RBDigital/OneClick
Learn how to download free ebooks, e-audio books, movies and music.
Our next group class will meet on Thurs. 09/19/2019, 2:00-3:30 pm (an afternoon class)
Individual sessions available by appointment.  Ask at the Reference Desk. 
Class will be in the Seminar Room on upper floor. 

Space is limited; please call Reference Department to register at 860-644-1541  
BRING: 1.) charged portable device (tablet, Kindle, phone, etc.), 2.) up-to-date library card 3.)  your email address  4.) app download password for your device. 

Click link above for E-books, E-audio books, movies, and music from HOOPLA, OverDrive/Libby, and rbDIGITAL (formerly called OneClick).
Want to learn how?  Check links on the right for short instructional videos, or see calendar for class times. Questions?  Contact Reference Dept. 860-644-1541.

Mini Technology Help Sessions
Individual 30 minute sessions
NEXT SESSIONS: Thurs. 10/03/2019 at 2:00, 2:45, and 3:30
NOTE: New! Individual format, not a group class.
Sign up for help with topics such as email, word processing, Microsoft Office tools, Google tools, maps/GPS, pocdcasts, etc. First Wed. of the month in the Computer Lab on lower level.  Facilitator: Laura LaBelle.  Sign up required to ensure space.  Sign up at Adult Reference Desk or call 860-644-1541.

Languages, business skills, test prep, driver training and more!
    (Universal Class)


For your convenience, the library now has a charging station for your mobile devices. There are five bays that can be individually locked and unlocked by a code known only by you. You just need to have your power cable with you.  It can also be used as a safe place to keep your laptop if you need to leave the library for a short time.   Ask at the Information Desk for instructions.
Coming to See an Exhibit at the Library? Don't be disappointed!
The Library is glad to provide many exhibit spaces used to display the talents of members of our community.  Most exhibits are here for a full calendar month. 
During the school year in particular, our meeting rooms are also used for gatherings of local organizations (as well as Library programs).  These "one-time events" are often scheduled with very little notice and are not part of the Library's monthly calendar.
If you are coming to see an exhibit in a Library meeting room, please call us at 860-644-1541 to be sure the room will not be in use when you arrive. 
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