Library News & Announcements

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Outdoor Storytimes at the Waterford Public Library

Join us for an in-person family outdoor storytime on the side lawn next to the Waterford Public Library.  Please bring a blanket to sit on... more ››

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The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route through CT

Thursday evening, May 27th at 6:30 p.m.  Join us for a talk on the extraordinary events of the crucial Franco-American Alliance during the... more ››

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Keeping Travel Cheap!

Tuesday evening May 18th at 6:30 p.m.  Matt Cadorette has visited over 25 countries on 6 continents.  In this program he will share... more ››

We are Open! (with limited Curbside Service)

Effective Wednesday, February 3, we have reopened our building for in-library services. Our hours are:  Mon. - Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.... more ››

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Did you know? We have a monthly speculative fiction discussion group

We have a group that meets at 7 p.m.

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Help! I need book recommendations!

"Help!  You're closed to the public and I love to browse the shelves!  I need books, movies and audiobooks and recommendations!  What... more ››

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Library Grab & Go

Just a reminder that we continue to have our curbside service available.  Place holds online or call the library at 860-444-5805, ext 2.... more ››

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Did you know? We have a monthly writing group.

We have a  writing group that meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  It's a night of discussion on the creative art of writing and a... more ››

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Expanded Hours

 Book return hours are 7 a.m. to closing Monday thru Saturday.  The Quaker Hill book drop is not operating at this time.  Please continue... more ››

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Returning library materials

Just a reminder that all materials need to be returned outside in the blue book return bin so that we can quarantine them for 72 hours... 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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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 ››

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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 ››

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 ››

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 ››

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