• Eastford Public Library

    Ivy Glenn Memorial Building    

    179 Eastford Rd
    Eastford, CT 06242
    Phone: (860) 974-0125

    The Library is open to the public.

    You can check out Books, DVD’s, Audio Books, Puzzles, Games, Magazines, Cake Pans and get Kids Take Home Crafts.  Our community room is available as well as computers for online use.

    NEW* The library now lets you take books out for a 3 week period!

    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

    Curbside is still available - give us a call 860-974-0125

     

    December Events

    Events for Adults

    December 10@ 12:30 - Please join us for author Deborah Goodrich Royce! Remember to register! Refreshments served.

    December 14th@ 6:00 -  Maker's Night/Wreath Making. Join us with your own crafts or make a wreath with us! We plan on a cookie swap where we all bring cookies ( 1 dozen ) which we hope are different from each other and cookie sample while creating. No need for dozens to share! Stress free! If you don't get a chance to make cookies, it's fine! I'm sure there will be plenty.

    December 20th @ 6:00 - Mystery Book Club- The Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke.

    Events for Children

    December 1st@ 11:00 - Storytime with Miss Jennifer

    December 3rd @ 10:30- Snow Globe Craft

    December 7th @ 3:30- Anime Club for Youth

    December8th@ 11:00- Storytime with Miss Jennifer

    December 15th @ 11:00 - Storytime with Miss Jennifer

    December 17th @ 10:00-12:00 Sugar Plum Fairy, Storytime & Nutcracker craft

    December 21st @ 3:30- Anime Club for Youth

    December

    December 3rd @ 10:30-Snow Globe Craft (only 15 spaces-register)

    December 10th@12:30- Author Talk (30 spaces only-register today)

    December 14th@6:00-Maker's Night, Wreath Making and Cookie Swap!

    December 17th@10:30-Storytime with the Sugar Plum Fairy (20 spaces-register)

    December 20th@6:00-Murder Mystery Club (Christmas Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke)

    More to come for December 27th-31st!

    It is important for you to register your children for our craft events so that we can be

    sure to have enough supplies to serve all the children! Email or phone!

    December 17th we welcome dancers from Thread City Classic Dance! They will be our story tellers that day and afterwards we will make a nut cracker craft! Please Register!

    eastfordpublib@gmail.com     (860)974-0125

     

    All  Month

    Every Thursday at 11:00 am, come join Miss Jennifer for storytime, snack and activity! (no registration needed)

    Teen Anime for ages 13+ meets every other Wednesday. December dates are December 7th and December 21st, 3:30-5:00. Hosted by Meadow Bulan.

     

    Sign up for our 1,000 Books before Kindergarten Program to track and celebrate early reading success 

    Eastford Elementary School Student's Art Work on Display

    Children's Take-Home Crafts

     

    Passes & Discount Admission

    Day Pass to CT State Parks Centers and Historic Buildings

         Free Admission to Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill at this time with Pass.

         For 2 Adults and 4 Children ages 6 -12.  Under 6 is free.

    Discount Admission to Old Sturbridge Village

         50% off standard daytime admission for up to four individuals

    Free admission to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

         Free Admission for 2 Adults  Ages 17 and under are free

     

    Author Deborah Royce Goodrich Coming to the library

    December 10th at 12:30! Refreshments will be served.

    Registration a must!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Upcoming Event Calendar:

Eastford Public Library Information & Updates:

  • As of March 1, 2022 masks are no longer required to enter the library.  We do have masks available at the desk for your use if you like.

    Perhaps you would prefer to pick up items curbside.  It is available.  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.

     

     

     

  • 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 and printer for public use, there is a .30 fee per page. There is also a fax machine available, with a $1.00 per page fee.

    There is a patron computer with internet access available free of charge.

    Library Cards

    A library card is free to anyone who is a resident of Eastford. The Connecticard program 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 your 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 lending period for books, music CD's/audiotape and magazines is 3 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. 

     

    Assistive Technologies

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

    Annual Adopt-a-Book Fundraiser - Fall 2022

    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

    Chairman - Dan Belanger

    Co-Chair - Seth Budd

    Secretary - Jody Blanchette

    Jim Trowbridge

    Rachel Budd

    Stephanie Bulan

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

     

    Head Librarian: Beth Platt

    Assistant Librarian: Jennifer John