Library News & Announcements

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The Library is open for browsing and checkout!

Hours through Labor Day:  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday and Friday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday  – 10 a.m. to 1... more ››

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Book Return Hours

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to adjust our hours and services to the Waterford community.  This is a... more ››

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Virtual Storytelling Explored: crafting and telling your story

Saturday, July 18th at 10 a.m.  We are excited to have renowned storytellers, Nina Lesiga, Jennifer Munro, and Denise Page who will... more ››

We're open and we're safe! Take our video tour!

We're open and we're safe and we look forward to seeing you this summer! Take a short tour of the library as it looks today as we continue... more ››

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2020 Summer Reading Program

The 2020 Summer Reading Program at Waterford Public Library has begun. The theme this year is "Imagine Your Story". Please join us for a... more ››

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Congratulations WHS Class of 2020!

On behalf of all the residents and employees on the town side, we wanted to wish the Class of 2020 nothing but the very best!  We are very... more ››

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Expanded hours at book return!

We are pleased to announce that the drive-thru book return at 49 Rope Ferry Road is now open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 a.m.... more ››

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Book-a-Tech is back and it's virtual!

One-on-one computer assistance appointments beginning Tuesday, June 9th. Do you need help with email, downloading ebooks or audiobooks,... more ››

We're still here! Virtual Summer programming!

We invite you to view a video from Jill Adams, Head of Adult Services and Jen Smith, Head of Children's Services. 

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Census 2020

Remember, when you get your Census survey in the mail, fill it out: It's safe, It's easy, It's important!

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Join us!

Virtual Programming begins in June. Check our calendar of events.

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Congratulations Waterford Public Library!

Winner of the Connecticut Library Association's 2020 Award for Excellence in Public Service!  Honoring public libraries that have provided... more ››

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Library Grab & Go

Place holds online or call the library at 860-444-5805 #2. You can also call and ask for recommendations. A staff member will call you when... more ››

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Drive Thru Book Return Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that the drive-thru book return at 49 Rope Ferry Road is now open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If... more ››

April 17, 2020 update

All materials currently checked out have been renewed until June 1, 2020.Book drops remain closed until further notice; please keep... more ››

E-books, e-audiobooks, and streaming movies: easy access from home

All collections are available using your Waterford Public Library card. See the links below.... more ››

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The Waterford Public Library HEARTS all healthcare and front-line workers

The red hearts in the windows symbolize our show of support for the healthcare workers, first responders, and those who are working... more ››

April 3, 2020 update

The library continues to be closed to the public until further notice. Staff is available by phone, Monday through Friday, 9am - 4pm, and... more ››

March 23, 2020 update

Book returns are closed until further notice. PLEASE KEEP ALL LIBRARY MATERIALS AT HOME UNTIL WE RE-OPEN.All items currently checked-out... more ››

Enjoy the library from home – all you need is a library card!

With your Waterford library card, you have access to thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming movies, eMagazines, and eNewspapers.  With... more ››