Monday, January 26, 2015


We will be closing at 4:00 PM at the latest today due to the impending storm.  We also plan to be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, January 27) if the storm is as bad as predicted. Stay safe and warm.  We will see you on Wednesday morning!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Adults can sign up for winter reading anytime during the months of January and February.  There is a sheet in the PROGRAMS book for this purpose and sheets for submitting titles that can be given out at registration (one at a time).  Please get the name, email, and phone number of everyone participating – don’t just hand them a sheet of slips for submitting titles without signing them up!  People are also welcome to sign up online through the blue link on the left side of the home page.  The program will run from January 2- March 20.

Titles of books in any format and even magazines can be submitted on slips or online for 4 reading-themed prizes and the grand prize.  Titles submitted during the weeks before a drawing will be included in that drawing, then put aside for the grand prize drawing.  Titles drawn for the 4 interim prizes will be excluded from the grand prize drawing, but the same person may win more than one prize with different titles.  The grand prize this year will be a Kindle Fire HD6.

Prize drawings will be held on Fridays and winners will be called by the following Monday:
January 23
February 6
February 20
March 6
March 20 – Grand prize drawing

This year we will also be presenting author visits in conjunction with the Adult Winter Reading program.  There is no obligation to attend these author talks, but we would like to encourage participants to share in the excitement of meeting  real-life published authors and having the opportunity to purchase signed copies of their books if they so desire.  Author visits are as follows on Wednesdays:

January 21 – Susannah Hardy (cozy mystery author)
February 4 – Jessica Handly (Fantasy / Horror)
February 25 – Matthew Dicks (Literary Fiction)
March 11 – Katy Lee (Inspirational Romantic Suspense)

We have a display near the circulation desk featuring works of these and various other authors in these fiction categories.

If you love to read, consider joining us for Get Cozy with a Good Book 2015!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


We will be closing at 2:00 PM on Wednesday December 31 and closed on Thursday, January 1.  We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!  See you on Friday at 10:00 AM sharp!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Job Opening at Windsor Locks Public Library

Library Clerk – Windsor Locks Public Library seeks an individual with excellent customer service skills to serve a diverse public.  Prior library experience, customer service, and familiarity with Sierra or other library system preferred.  Candidate must possess ability to perform a variety of circulation duties, including shelving of materials and answering phones and answering some technology questions.   This part-time position requires every Saturday for 3.5-7.0 hours and will also serve as a fill-in on other days and hours as needed.  Interested applicants may send a resume and apply to the Director, Windsor Locks Public Library, 28 Main Street, Windsor Locks 06096.   

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


We will be closing at 1:00 PM today due to the snow storm.  Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  We will re-open on Saturday at 10 AM.

Monday, November 17, 2014


Thank you for your patience.  Our phone service has been restored to normal and our main number, 860-627-1495 is now working.


IMPORTANT:  Please use 860-627-1499 today (Monday, November 17) if you need to call the library.  Our primary number (860-627-1495) is disconnecting after 1 or 2 rings and not going to voice mail.  We have a call in to our service provider and hopefully the situation will be resolved soon!  Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


We are open today and ready to serve your reading and technology needs.  We continue to experience problems with our online catalog and circulation system (all 30+ libraries in our consortium are experiencing slowdowns or are unable to access our records), but we are here to serve you in whatever ways we can.  Internet access is available for the public and we can check out materials, answer reference questions, and more.  Stop down!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The parking lot will be paved on Wednesday, October 29.  During the paving the driveway and parking lot will be closed, but the library WILL be open as usual.  Please plan to come later in the day or use alternate parking lots.  Thank you for your patience.

Friday, October 10, 2014


The library will be closed on Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day.
The town will be blocking off the driveway on Monday morning in order to install curbs while the library is closed.
If you need to drive in to return mateirlas to the book drop that day, please wait until late afternoonon or evening. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Have you received your Fall/Winter Parks & Rec flyer?  Be sure to look at the Windsor Locks Public Library pages for information on all of our upcoming events for September and October!  See our programs page for details the great events happening in the next few weeks.  You can register by call us at 860-627-1495.

Friday, 9/19 @ 7 PM:  History Group- Tracks in Time
Monday, 9/22 @ 6:30 PM:  Laughter Yoga
Monday, 9/29 @ 6:00 PM:  Tibetan Singing Bowls
Tuesday, 9/30 @ 6:30 PM: Bobcats
Saturday, 10/4 @ 10 AM:  Autumn Book Sale
Monday, 10/6 - Closed for construction
Tuesday, 10/7 - Closed for construction
Wednesday, 10/8 - Closed for construction
Monday, 10/13 - Closed for Columbus Day
Tuesday, 10/14 @ 6:30 PM - Ghostly Photographs
Wednesday, 10/18 @ 6:30 PM - Christie Capers Mystery Book Club
Monday, 10/20 @ 6:30 PM - Sitting Qi Gong with Meditation
Tuesday, 10/21 @ 6:30 PM - Around the World Book Club
Thursday, 10/30 @ 6:00 PM - Running a Successful Etsy Shop

In addition, we have story times and lots of great Fall events for kids.  Visit our Children's page for more information and to register your children for these programs.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


We will be closed Saturday, August 30 through Monday September 1 for Labor Day weekend.  Have a great holiday!

Please take care if you use the book drop over the long weekend.  Sometimes it gets overfilled and materials are left where they can easily be taken by anyone passing by.  The borrower is responsible for materials that are not secured, so if the drop appears to be full please do not leave your books or DVDs.  Call us on Tuesday if you have had a problem with the book drop and your materials are overdue as a result.

Remember, nothing is due over the holiday weekend, so why not wait until Tuesday and stop in and see us in person instead of using the book drop?