Eastford Public Library

  • Eastford Public Library

    Address:

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

    Library Hours:

    Curbside pick up: Monday Tuesday & Thursday 2-6 PM.

    Curbside pickup at the library

    Patrons call the library 860-974-0125 between 2-6PM Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to request materials. 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 on the front steps of the library.

    For your safety all items returned to the library via the book drop (now open) are quarantined for 3 days.

    There is no inter-library loan service at this time and we are not taking any reserves on material at this time.

    The service is being offered to Eastford residents only.

    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.

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    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.

    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 once a month. Children ages 3-5 are encouraged to attend. Call the library at 860-974-0125 for more info. 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 CONNect. 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.

    E Books

    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, 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.

    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:

    Library Trustees

    • Daniel Belanger, Chair
    • Carol Barry, Vice Chair
    • Kathy Healey, Secretary
    • Jim Trowbridge
    • Barbara Aquila
    • Rachel Budd
    • Seth Budd
    • Aubrey Hines
    • Julia Torcellini

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

    Librarian: Susan Shead

    Assistant Librarian: Beth Platt