Monday, August 3, 2015


Windsor Locks Public Library will be closed to the public Monday, August 10 through Wednesday, August 13 for installation of new carpeting. The book drop will be available for returns and, if possible, staff will be on duty to answer phones and process returns on Tuesday and Wednesday. We hope to re-open on Thursday. Please call us at 860-627-1495 with questions. Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, June 25, 2015


The Library will be closed July 3, 4, & 5 for Independence Day weekend.  Please keep in mind that the book drop will be FULL and nothing will be due over the weekend, so please try to return your materials before or after the holiday closing.  We appreciate it!


Did you know that you now have the option of registering online for adult programs at Windsor Locks Public Library? Just visit our PROGRAMS page at click on the PROGRAMS link on our home page. Each event will have a "Register Online" link in the lower left-hand corner. Just click and follow the instructions to reserve your seat! You can also register by calling 860-627-1495.  No registration is required for books clubs.

Sunday, June 14, 2015


This is a big week for mystery authors!  On Wednesday, June 17 the Christie Capers Mystery Book Club will host 3 new England mystery authors and the public is invited to join us for an evening with Edith Maxwell, Liz Mugavero, and Barbara Ross.  Edith Maxwell writes the Local Foods Mysteries as well as a couple of other series (one under the name Tace Baker) and Liz Mugavero is the author of the Pawsitively Organic series.  Both of these authors have visited out library before to rave reviews, and this time they have invited their friend Barabara Ross, who writes the Maine Clambake Mystery Series, to join them.  All of the authors will have copies of their books available for sale and signing.

But wait, there's more!  On Thursday, June 18 we are looking forward to a return visit from Anne Canadeo, who expertly combines mystery and knitting in her Black Sheep knitting Mysteries.  Anne also writes Thomas Kinkade's Angel island and Cape Light books under the name Katherine Spencer.  Rumor has it that she might be bringing some books to give away.  All of her books are available at your favorite bookstores.

Both programs will begin at 6:30 PM and their will have refreshments!  Please call 860-627-1495 to register.  Walk-ins will be welcomed if seating is available.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Robert H. Steele, author of The Curse: Big-Time Gambling's Seduction of a Small New England Town, will be at Windsor Locks Library on Monday, May 18 at 6:30 PM. This novel comes at a time when proposed casinos are a big issue in north central Connecticut and western Massachusetts, Join us for a riveting evening with this budinessman and former senator.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Will this infernal winter ever end?  We are closed again today (Monday, February ) due to the incessant snow.  Don't worry, though, many of us are attempting to work at home between catching up on reading and doing laundry.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  We will be open at 10 AM sharp tomorrow!  In the meantime, access our online catalog at, log in at the upper right hand corner, and renew, reserve, and browse to your heart's content.  All of our databases should be up and running as well.  Please feel free to email with any urgent issues.  I will be checking my email throughout the day.  Stay warm!

Monday, February 2, 2015


The library is closed today due to the current snow storm.  Hopefully this is the last time this winter!  If you have items due today the will be backdated if you bring them in tomorrow.  Stay warm!

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.