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Memorial Library

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 . 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 often limited.

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!

Town of North Haven • 18 Church St. • North Haven, CT • 06473 • (203) 239-5321