• Eastford Public Library

    Ivy Glenn Memorial Building
    179 Eastford Rd.
    Eastford, CT 06242
    Phone: (860) 974-0125

    THE LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT!

    Please note: we are not taking book donations at this time.

     Library Hours-

    Tuesday 11:00-6:30

    Wednesday 10:00-5:00

    Thursday 11:00-6:30

    Saturday 9:00-12:00

     

    Next Mystery Book Club Meeting- October 26th, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    The first meeting was a success! A lot of fun. Join us at the library on October 26th @ 6:00 pm to discuss The Alienist by Caleb Carr. Call for more details.

Upcoming Event Calendar:

Eastford Public Library Information & Updates:

  • Come on down for a brief visit. Perhaps you would prefer to pick up items curbside? It is still available. At this time the mask requirement is for those who are not vaccinated or when there are children in the library. We appreciate your understanding.

    Patrons please call the library 860-974-0125 to request materials for curbside.

    View our NEW books:

    You can also view new books through our online catalog.

    September offerings:

    September 15th- Banned Books Book Club 6:00pm @ the Library

    September 18th-Book Swap-gently used books to swap with others in the park behind the Library (rain date-September 25th)

    September 29th- NDDH Covid Vaccine Clinic at the Library- 3:00-5:00

     

     

     

     CLC swap audio books and movies are here! Come on in!

     

  • Collection

    Click the Online Catalog to see all we have to offer!

    If you would like to login and see your patron information, type in your barcode number and the password "Userpass". After you login for the first time, you will be prompted to set a private password.

    Here are for 11 Free Reading Websites for Kids.

    Here are Helpful Websites for Reading and Books.

    WIFI

    Free WIFI is available at the library.

    Copies and Faxes

    The Library has a copier for public use (30 cents a copy). Fax machine available at $1.00 per page. Patron computer with internet access (no charge for use).

    Library Cards

    A library card is free to anyone who is a resident of Eastford. The Connecticard programs allows a resident of any town in the state who holds a valid borrower card issued by his home library to use that card to borrow materials from any public library in the state. To register for a card in Eastford identification is needed showing name and current mailing address. If you have recently moved to town any piece of correspondence showing Eastford residency is acceptable. A parent or guardian with proper identification must sign applications for library cards for children under 12. Books borrowed at any Connecticut library may be returned at any other.

    Lending of Material

    The Eastford Public Library loans books, magazines (including current issues) books on CD/tape and music CD's to any person with a valid Connecticut library card. DVD's s may be taken out by a patron under 17 if their parent/guardian is present. The fines from overdue movies are $1.00 per library day. DVD's may be renewed one time only. The lending period for books, music CD's/audiotape and magazines is 2 weeks.

    If you would like to login and see your patron information, type in your barcode number and the password Userpass. After you login for the first time, you will be prompted to set a private password.

     

    Interlibrary loan service available at the library

    The resources of the Eastford Public Library are cataloged through CONNCert. Many items in the system may be requested for delivery to the EPL for your use. The library staff is happy to show you how to enter a request or to enter the request for you.

    EBooks

    eBooks and eAudiobooks are available at the library over the internet through a service called Overdrive through Bibliomation. You can search for, check out and download eBooks or eAudiobooks to a computer or eReader. This service is available only to Eastford residents and you must have a valid library card to participate. If interested, come down to the library and we will set up an account for you. 

    Summer Reading Program

    The Summer Reading Program is Tails and Tales this year! It begins June 26 and ends August 14th.

    Assistive Technologies

    The Eastford Public Library is committed to making its building accessible to all its users. An elevator enhances physical access.

    Passes & Discount Admission

    There are no passes at this time due to the COVID situation

    Adopt-a-Book Fundraiser

    Choose a book and make a donation to purchase it for the Library at cost. Tell us whom you want to honor with the donation. We will make a custom bookplate in honor of that person and affix it to the book. The book will be put on the library shelf for patrons to read.

    Library Trustees

    The Library Trustees meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM

    Head Librarian: Beth Platt

    Assistant Librarian: Martha Burgess