The North Haven Memorial Library is the cultural
and informational center of our community.
Located at 17 Elm Street, the library is one of the focal
points of Town Government’s Central Block. We have a
total of 112,558 items in our various collections. This
number represents both print and non print material.
Check out our library’s brand new website www.NorthHavenLibrary.net . There you will be able to
access your own library account using your library
card number, search our catalog, read about upcoming
library programs and events, place holds on material
that you may like to read and much more. You may also
use the many online subscription services that are listed
there as well.
In an effort to meet the demand for free activities
during this time of economic stress, children’s and adult
programming has been increased. Be sure to sign up
early for the many activities that we offer as seating is
The Adult Department continues to enjoy a rise in overall
circulation. This year book circulation has risen 4.1% and
overall circulation for this department has risen 2.5%. In
the past two years book circulation has risen 11.1% and
overall circulation has enjoyed a 9.3% increase. Once
again, these figures represent the increasing demand
for library services in an unsettling economic climate.
The Reference Department fields hundreds of questions
every month and also is responsible for the public
computers on the first floor of our building. Whether
it be a simple directional question or the most involved
research inquiry, our Reference staff is “at the ready” to
handle it all!
Over one thousand children signed up for the summer
reading club. The program room of our library is
transformed into an intricate and informational game
each year offering prizes to participants who must read
to earn tickets to play. The theme of the reading club
was Create! Children learned about art, music and fine
literature as they made their way through the maze to
its completion. All prizes for the Summer Reading Club
are donated by the Friends of the North Haven Library.
The Friends of the North Haven Library continue to
support us with sizable donations for programs and
materials not provided for in our regular operating
budget. In addition, each year the library receives a
donation to purchase books for our very popular Large
Print book collection.
This year, Bernadette Laubach and Tracy Hlavaty stepped
down as co presidents leaving a healthy membership
and a history of successful endeavors. The Friend’s
hugely successful Best Friends gently used bookstore,
located on the first floor of the library was just one of
their most successful projects. We thank them for their
hard work, and we wish them well in all that they do.
On June 30, at a Staff Appreciation Supper given by the
Friends in our beautiful Reading Garden, tri-Presidents
Gina Falcigno, Claudia Giuletti and Kim Carew were
introduced. All three ladies have been members of the
Friends for many years. We congratulate and thank
them for assuming this responsibility. We look forward
to working with you!
The North Haven Rotary continues to support the
Rotary Job and Career Corner with yearly donations.
Since its inception in 1980, Rotary has donated over
$32,000 to this very valuable collection. We thank this
wonderful service organization for their support and for
the opportunity to offer this unique and always timely
collection to our public.
The Daytime Gardeners continue to maintain our
Outdoor Reading Garden on the Linsley side of the
building as well as beautiful floral beds along the
walls leading to the garden. This wonderful group of
volunteers will soon begin working on the front of the
building bringing their talent and expertise to create
yet another area that will enhance the outside of the
building. Thank you Daytime Gardeners!
The North Haven Lions Club continues their annual
donations as well. This year we will replace our high
density floor lamp in the newspaper area of the library.
The lamp simulates daylight making it easier for those
who find it difficult to read in artificial light . We thank
the Lions Club for their support.
Providing excellent customer service and top notch
resources is the priority and mission of our department.
We urge our residents to visit us often!