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Information about locations, hours, staff, and more!

COVID-19 Updates

Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Moves Toward Phase 3 Reopening on October 8

Business changes in Phase 3 will include: Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries.

Connecticut Libraries Road Map to Reopening and Recovery

DLD Brochures & Newsletters

  Brochure                         Newsletters

Division of Library Development Brochure     February 2017 Newsletter

Locations and Hours

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
860-757-6665
Call for current hours
Closed Federal and State holidays

Middletown Library Service Center
786 South Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
MLSC: 860-704-2200
Call for current hours
Closed Federal and State holidays

Because DLD values your library as an essential service

Whom Do You Call?

DLD Staff Directory by Subject

Adult Programs * Community Engagement
Ashley Sklar, Ashley.Sklar@ct.gov
860-704-2222

Children's Services * Young Adult Services
Kymberlee Powe, Kymberlee.Powe@ct.gov
860-704-2207

Construction Grants * Public Library Statistics * State Aid * borrowIT CT  * deliverIT volume
Maria Bernier, Maria.Bernier@ct.gov
860-704-2204
Construction Grants awarded prior to 2019: Dawn La Valle, Dawn.Lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

deliverIT CT (Ccar)
Daily Operations: Melvin Resto, Melvin.Resto@ct.gov
860-566-1100 x306
Program Administration: Dawn La Valle, Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

LSTA Grant Program * E-Rate
Christine Gauvreau, Christine.Gauvreau@ct.gov
860-704-2224

Middletown Library Service Center
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2200

Policy Development * Professional Materials
Dawn La Valle, Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

Professional Development and Continuing Education
Gail Hurley, Gail.hurley@ct.gov
860-704-2223

researchIT CT (iCONN) - Electronic Resources
Brad Bullis, Bradley.Bullis@ct.gov
800-437-2313 in CT or 860-704-2206

Statewide Library Catalog and Cataloging
Gail Hurley, Gail.Hurley@ct.gov
860-704-2223

Trustees & Friends of the Library
Dawn La Valle, Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov
860-757-6665

DLD Staff Directory

DLD staff


Dawn La Valle
Division Director
860-757-6665
Fax: 860-757-6503
Dawn.lavalle@ct.gov


Lynette Baisden
Administrative Assistant
Division of Library Development
860-757-6665
Fax: 860-757-6503
Lynette.Baisden@ct.gov

Maria Bernier
Statewide Data Coordinator
860-704-2204
Maria.Bernier@ct.gov

Brad Bullis
Digital Content & Innovation Coordinator
860-704-2206
Bradley.Bullis@ct.gov

Grace Burchard
Library Technical Assistant
860-704-2212
Grace.Burchard@ct.gov

Steve Cauffman
Retired

Judy Crooks
Circulation / ILL
860-704-2205
Judy.Crooks@ct.gov

Christine Gauvreau
LSTA & E-rate Coordinator
860-704-2224
Christine.Gauvreau@ct.gov

Gail Hurley
Professional Development Coordinator
860-704-2223
Gail.Hurley@ct.gov

Kymberlee Powe
Children's/YA Consultant
860-704-2207
Kymberlee.Powe@ct.gov

Melvin Resto
Supervisor of Transportation Operations
860-566-1100 x306
Melvin.Resto@ct.gov 

Ashley Sklar
Adult Programs & Community Engagement Consultant
860-704-2222
Ashley.Sklar@ct.gov

Diane Stielau
Library Aide
860-704-2208
Diane.Stielau@ct.gov

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