Annual Appeal

Killingworth Library has a proud place in our town’s history and future. For half a century, it’s been a continuing story of superb volunteer effort, community support and town cooperation. With your support of this year’s annual fund drive, we can keep it going. Just look how far we’ve come:

1964: Residents grew tired of going to neighboring towns for reading material and decided it was time
to start our own community library. A small donated space in Killingworth Elementary School, stocked
with 1,500 donated books on handmade pine shelves built by volunteers, was our library’s first home.

2017: For more than 50 years, that can-do spirit helped our library grow into what it is today:

  • More than 40,000 books, audio books, videos and music CDs circulated during our last fiscal year.
  • Program attendance for children and adults topped 5,200 participants, and our community meeting room was used more than 200 times by town groups and organizations.
  • Killingworth Library cardholders are discovering great value in the barcode number on their library card: it gives free access to our subscription databases, including our new addition called NuWav with legal documents for business, civil, personal, and family use, Consumer Reports online, Cypress Resume Builder, JobNow, and 77 online Mango language courses. You can also use it to download eBooks and eAudios from the State’s library database collection.
  • Children have a blast with exercise theme programs like Moovin’ and Groovin’ as well as ABC Amigos, Readers & Eaters, learning sign language, and using the early literacy stations.
  • Adults and students make great use of our public computers and love the new color copier with scanning and fax functions in our business resource center.
  • Our growing Friends Circle of Library Volunteers is now 50 members strong… join us!

Our board is a group of hard working volunteers who must raise more than $99,123 of the library’s annual budget this year to continue providing these services, and we need your help. Please give – every dollar and every contributor makes a difference.

With thanks and best regards,

Alison Karam, President
On behalf of the Library Board of Directors

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Library Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 A.M. - 8 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Sunday: Closed

 

Contact Us

Killingworth Library Association
301 Route 81 (shipping)
P.O. Box 725 (mail)
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 663-2000
mail@killingworthlibrary.org

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