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 – a vibrant and strong resource for our community!

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. 

  • 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.

The Killingworth Library Association’s board is a group of hard working volunteers who must raise @ 1/3 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:

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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