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. 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.

2020: For more than 50 years, that can-do spirit helped our library grow into what it is today:

  • More than 37,000 books, audio books, videos and music CDs circulated during our last fiscal year.
  • There were 22,796 patron visits.
  • Our community meeting room was used 204 times by town groups and organizations, in addition to the morning use for adult education.
  • 48 adult programs drew over 1300 persons.
  • Children’s programming continues to bring young families into the library, and in 2020 new teen and tween programs are being added.
  • Our redesigned book sale area in the library foyer provides a cleaner and more accessible means of browsing quality books at bargain prices.
  • Now that the library is a  member of the Bibliomation consortium, Killingworth Library cardholders are discovering even greater value in the barcode number on their library card: Patrons are now able to browse the holdings of the 68 member libraries right from their smartphone, PC, or tablet, and can request those items without library staff assistance.  It gives free access to our subscription databases, including Consumer Reports online, Mango online language courses, Cypress resume builder, and NuWav legal documents for business, civil, personal, and family use.
  • Our Friends Circle of Library Volunteers is over 50 members and growing . . .  please join us!

The Killingworth Library Association’s board is a group of hard working volunteers who must raise more than $102,000 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.

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:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
9 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Tuesday, Thursday: 10 A.M. - 8 P.M.
Saturday: 9 A.M. - 2 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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