Ivy Glenn Memorial Building
Address: 179 Eastford Rd
Eastford, CT 06242
Phone: (860) 974-0125
Tuesday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
*Curbside is still available – give us a call: 860-974-0125
For May Only-We will be closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 16th.
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.
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.
Free admission to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Free Admission for 2 Adults Ages 17 and under are free
Saturday, August 19th at 12:30 – Join us for our end of the summer picnic. Bring your picnic lunch and we’ll bring the ice cream cones. Bring a plain white T-shirt and we’ll bring the Tie Dye. We’ll also do the drawings for our summer program raffles and have some games! A great family day.
Saturday, August 29th at 6:00 – join the Grim Readers as they discuss Three Fires by Denise Mina
Thursday, September 7th at 11:00 – Storytime with Miss Jennifer
Saturday, September 9th at 1:00 – Banned Books Book Club discuss The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 – Maker’s Night
Thursday, September 14th at 11:00 – Storytime with Miss Jennifer
Saturday, September 16th at 5:30 – Girls Night Out! Join us for pot luck and the movie 80 for Brady!
Thursday, September 21st at 11:00 – Storytime with Miss Jennifer
Thursday, September 21st at 5:00 – Friends of the Library Meeting
- Every Thursday at 11:00 am, come join Miss Jennifer for story time, snack and activity! (no registration needed)
- Teen Anime for ages 13+ meets every other Wednesday
- 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
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.
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.
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.
EBookseBooks 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.
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.
Chairman – Seth Budd
Vice Chair – Jody Blanchette
Secretary – Nancy Gingras
The Library Trustees meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM.
Head Librarian: Beth Platt
Assistant Librarian: Jennifer John