• 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!

    CURRENT HOURS AS OF MARCH 1:

    Monday: 1:00pm-6:00pm

    Tuesday: 1:00pm-6:00pm

    Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm

    Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

     

    We're taking part in the CT Library Association's Virtual Book Fair from 4/5 to 4/18! You can purchase books from our Wishlist at a discount and they will be shipped directly to us:

    Junior Library Guild Book Fair

     

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

Upcoming Event Calendar:

Eastford Public Library Information & Updates:

  • Come on down for a brief visit without an appointment. Perhaps you would prefer to pick up items curbside? It is still available. We require that you wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer or disposable gloves that we have provided in the lobby while inside the library.

    Patrons please call the library 860-974-0125 to request materials for curbside if you would prefer this to browsing in-person. We will give you a pick up time over the phone. Items will be retrieved after the phone call is completed. Bags will be labeled with your name and placed in the curbside box next to the book drop. For your safety, all items returned to the library are quarantined for 3 days.

    View our NEW books:

    You can also view new books through our online catalog.

    Programs (please note - events are being held virtually)

    March 22-April 3: Seed kits for kids

    March 22-April 10: Scavenger Hunt in the library

    April 3 from 10am-12pm: Plant and seed swap (outside and following social distancing protocols) - Rain date is April 10

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm: Collaborative Book Discussion Group - This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger - this is being done in collaboration with Canterbury and Scotland Public Libraries. You can pick up a copy of the book at Eastford Public Library.

    Please see our event calendar for Zoom login information.

     

     

  • 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 for all ages and begins at the end of June and lasts until the beginning of August. A Junior Volunteer program is offered in the summer for children grades 6 through 8.

    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 discount passes available for Mystic Aquarium, and free admission passes to The Wadsworth Athenaeum, The New Britain Museum of American Art, and Connecticut's Old State house. We also have State Parks and Forests Day Pass. This pass can be used to cover the cost of parking at state parks and forests where there is an established parking charge.

    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

    Librarian: Aubrey Hines

    Assistant Librarian: Beth Platt