Eastford Public Library

  • Eastford Public Library

    Address:

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

     

    Library Hours:
    Monday, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
    Thursday, 3:00-8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

     

    Library Trustees

    Daniel Belanger, Chair

    Jim Trowbridge, Vice Chair

    Kathy Healey, Secretary

    Cecelia Vaida   

    Barbara Aquila

    Amy Bowen

    Rachel Budd

    Claire Williams

    Aubrey Hines

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

     

    Librarian: Susan Shead

     


    Assistant Librarian: Beth Platt

     

    WIFI
    WIFI is available at the library. 

     Copies and Faxes
    The Library has a copier for public use (20 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 and VHS films 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.

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    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.

    Children's Programs
    Children’s story time and crafts are held periodically. Children ages 3-8 are encouraged to attend. The Children’s Summer Reading Program for children in pre-school through 5th grade 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.

    Interlibrary loan service available at the library
    The resources of the Eastford Public Library are cataloged through REQUEST. Most 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.

    E Books
    E Books are available at the library over the internet through a service called Overdrive through Bibliomation.  You can search for, check out and download e books to a computer or e reader.  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.  Remember to bring your library card with you!  

    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, Roger Williams Park Zoo, The New England Air Museum and free admission passes to The Wadsworth Athenaeum 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.  We also have 20% off admission to the Connecticut Science Center.

    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.
     

    Upcoming Events:

     

    Summer Reading Program 2017    Build a Better World

                                                          For children entering pre-school through grade 5

                                                          Grades 6+ Be a Junior Volunteer this summer and have a book dedicated in your name!

                                                          for mor info call the library at 860-974-0125

    Read to the Dogs                            Thursday July 27, 2017   6:00-7:30PM

                                                          Children must register to attend 

     

    Christina the Magician                 Saturday August 5, 2017  10:30AM

                                                        No Registration required 

      

    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.