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COVID-19 Updates

All State Library buildings, including the Middletown Library Service Center, will be closed to the public and library patrons until further notice.

Public Health Related Issues Pertaining to Public Libraries:

The governance and organizational structure of public libraries in CT impacts how libraries should seek guidance. Public libraries should defer to local authorities on issues of public health emergencies. Libraries can also seek authoritative guidance from CT Department of Public Health, UCONN Health and ultimately the CDC.

Here is an article just published from American Libraries on how best to handle and sanitize collections.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

State of Connecticut COVID-19 Information:

CDC Interim Guidance on Cleaning and Disinfecting:

In addition to the HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) website, the following resources can help provide information and guidance on COVID-19:


DLD Guides

"Because DLD Values Your LIbrary as an Essential Service in Your Community" Libraries Transform

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DLD Staff Directory

DLD Staff

Dawn La Valle
Division Director
Fax: 860-757-6503

Lynette Baisden
Administrative Assistant
Division of Library Development
Fax: 860-757-6503

Maria Bernier
Statewide Data Coordinator

Brad Bullis
Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator

Grace Burchard
Library Technical Assistant

Steve Cauffman
requestIT CT Coordinator

Judy Crooks
Circulation / ILL

Christine Gauvreau
LSTA & E-rate Coordinator

Gail Hurley
Library Development Consultant

Kymberlee Powe
Children's/YA Consultant

Melvin Resto
Supervisor of Transportation Operations
860-566-1100 x306 

Diane Stielau
Library Aide

The Division of Library Development (DLD) provides leadership, funding, education, and statewide services that enhance a local library's ability to deliver high-quality library service to their community.

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Service Center Collections

Search Primo

Primo is the CT State Library catalog. Search for books, kits, puppets and more! On the search results page, narrow your search to MLSC or large print items at LBPH.

Reserve Discussion Sets and Equipment
You can now reserve book sets, book props, STEM kits, and musical instrument kits yourself!

Not sure how to use Primo. Follow the directions below.

Hours and Locations

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860-704-2200, 800-437-2313 (toll free in CT)
researchIT CT: 860-704-2224

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

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