Annual Appeal

Killingworth Library has a proud place in our town’s history and future. For over half a century, it’s been a continuing story of superb volunteer effort, community support and town cooperation. 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.

2022: For more than 55 years, that can-do spirit helped our library grow into what it is today – a vibrant and strong resource for our community!

The Killingworth Library has been a steadfast community asset, continuing to provide library services in a safe, accessible way since the beginning of the pandemic. Please support our annual fund drive to help our library be as vibrant, responsive, and strong as possible in these ever-changing conditions.  

The collective creativity, willingness to innovate, adapt, and adjust shown by our library volunteers, board members, staff, and supporters has enabled us to thrive even as we enter our third year of pandemic life. We were able to safely hold outdoor children’s and family programs under the tent in the backyard during good weather. We held popular online history programs and look forward to engaging even more community members moving forward. Although we were still unable to hold most of the fundraising activities we had planned for 2021, we had one large book sale in August and ongoing book sales in the foyer continue to be offered.

  • Our online services Libby, Hoopla, Scholastic BookFlix for Children and Wowbrary continue to grow in popularity, with our Bibliomation membership enabling us to provide these services to library patrons 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The library building has remained open throughout the latest COVID surge and just 7 months into the current fiscal year we have already exceeded last year’s circulation total of 22,409.
  • We continue to serve patrons with curbside service, home deliveries, as well in-person browsing, and have recently added one-on-one technical assistance with our Tech Time Tuesday program.

Your much appreciated support is crucial to our ability to continue to adapt, innovate, and serve Killingworth residents with thoughtful, creative, and wide-ranging library services, essential to a vibrant community.

 As a private, non-profit organization, we must raise nearly 1/3 of our budget through contributions and fundraising activities. We hope you will support this year’s fund drive with your tax-deductible donation!

Your donation of any amount can be made year round – just click on the donate link on this page, or make a check payable to:

Killingworth Library Association
PO Box 725
Killingworth, CT  06419

With sincere thanks,

Lucinda Hogarty, President
On behalf of the Library Board of Directors

 

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Library Hours:

Doors Open for Browsing
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Tue, Thur: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Curbside pickup available 6 days week during open hours
Call to schedule: 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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