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
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:
Dawn La Valle
Division of Library Development
Statewide Data Coordinator
Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator
Library Technical Assistant
requestIT CT Coordinator
Circulation / ILL
LSTA & E-rate Coordinator
Library Development Consultant
Supervisor of Transportation Operations
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.
Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860-704-2200, 800-437-2313 (toll free in CT)
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Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Connecticut State Library | 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 | 860-757-6500 * Toll-free 866-886-4478
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