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How libraries can help

The Connecticut State Library, Division of Library Development is working on partnering with local, state and national veteran's agencies, organizations, groups and the library community to identify and connect veterans and military families with services and programs.

There are many great initiatives and services that libraries can provide to veterans and military families in their communities.  Here are some of those initiatives:

A library journal article, "At your service" by April Witteveen, November 2, 2016 describes how an estimated 19.4 million veterans were living in the United States according to a 2014 American Community Survey, and how academic and public libraries can serve the needs of this population.  Featured is the California State Library's "Veterans Connect @ the Library" initiative.

An August 31, 2016 School Library Journal article by Linda Jabobson demonstrates how, "Libraries provide stability for military children and families."

The Illinois Library Association developed a Military Families & Children Toolkit which features a booklist for children & teens as well as a booklist and program ideas for adults.

 

 

Connecticut Veterans Resource Guide

This resource guide  from the CT Department of Veterans' Affairs provides contact information on programs and services available to Connecticut veterans, Active Duty, National Guard and Reserves.

Click here for the guide.

Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

Contact information:

State of Connecticut, Department of Veteran's Affairs
287 West Street

Rocky Hill, CT  06067

860-616-3600

For a full listing of contacts, click here

or visit the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

or Connecticut Vet Centers

MilitaryOneSource

MilitaryOneSource is a one-stop site with information about military life questions.

Veterans Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line provides confidential help through a toll-free hotline, online chat or text.

Connecticut General Assembly Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Contact information:

860-240-8467

Committee on Veteran's Affairs
State Capitol Building, Room 509A
Hartford, CT 06106

For further information, click here

 

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