• 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.

     

     We are open July 27th 11:00-6:30

                        July 31st 9:00-12:00

                        August 3rd 11:00-6:30

                       August 7th 9:00-12:00

    I will return from vacation August 10th and normal library hours will resume!

    Coming Soon!

    Are you interested in joining a Mystery Book Club? Please call the library to sign up. Our board member and book lover, Jody Blanchette wants to run this and it should be fun. No date until we have all those who are interested sign upl Stay tuned!

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.

    Programs

    The 2021 Summer Reading Program begins June 26 and ends August 14, 2021.

     Please bring your child in to sign up for the program! We are not doing junior volunteers this year, hopefully next year.

    Summer 2021

    Come meet Lavender the Oppossum on July 24th at 10:00 a.m.  Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue will be doing a program with Lavender.

    On August 21st, at 10:00 a.m., Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education will educate us with a program and an Eagle!

    Please sign up for these events!

     We are going to have CSL SWAP again! Coming in August 2021! We'll be getting DVD's and Audio books

     

  • 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 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: 

    Assistant Librarian: Beth Platt