Goals & Objectives

2020-2021 Goals & Objectives

As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Killingworth Library Association must raise nearly 1/3 of our budget through contributions and fundraising activities. We hope you will support this year’s annual fund drive with your tax-deductible donation!
 
 
Killingworth Library has been striving to provide library services in a safe, accessible way since our building closed to regular patron use in March 2020 due to COVID-19. 
 
Collective creativity and advance planning from library volunteers, board members, staff and supporters enabled us to carry on in unprecedented times, even while we have been unable to old any of the fundraising activities we had planned for 2020.
  • Our new Bibliomation membership provided online services to library patrons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. More than 2,700 items were checked out using the online services we provide through Libby, Hoopla, and Wowbrary.
  • Since June 1, we have also served our patrons with curbside service, home deliveries, and in-person browsing by appointment. More than 700 books, movies and other library items were picked up curbside in the first 3 months.
  • Outdoor summer programs for families with young children and middle school students were held for 6 weeks July – August. 70 adults and 101 children attended a variety of science-themed and educational activities over 19 sessions on library grounds.
  • While the library was closed for public use, all areas of the building were deep-cleaned, grant money was used to upgrade bathroom facilities and reconfigure the Children’s Room to bring it into ADA compliance, an HVAC unit was replaced, entryway stonework was replaced to create a safer walking surface, computers were reconfigured to ensure social distancing, and a longer-term project to improve outdoor lighting in the parking area is underway.
Your support helps us remain a vibrant and strong resource for our community – Thank you!

Library Hours:

Curbside Service available
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Wednesday: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Sunday: Closed
Call the library to schedule time for pickup:
860-663-2000

 

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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