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Library Blog

Library Blog

Crime Time Corner

Imagine that you have committed a murder; the victim deserved what he got, you were never caught, but you know that sooner or later, you will be called to account. What to do? This is […]

Library Blog

How to Finance Your Small Business

Seeking financing for a small business in the coming months with a bank or nonprofit lender like CEDF? Confused about when equity is the right choice?  Tempted by “easy” solutions like internet lenders or merchant […]

Children's Blog

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Listen to Miss Johnea read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!   (Note: this video is unlisted and you will need to use the link above to access it as it won’t be available on […]

Library Blog

Coping with Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies

‘Coping with Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies’ will be the topic of an online presentation by Maria Tomasetti sponsored by the Hamden Public Library in cooperation with the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at […]

Library Blog

Recommended by The New York Times

Recently, the New York Times posted a list of recommended movies currently available on Netflix. Here are their recommendations for the films on their list that are available at no charge to Hamden Public Library cardholders through our Hoopla and Kanopy services. […]

Children's Blog

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!

Listen to Miss Alyssa read I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More! Written by Karen Beaumont. (Note: this video is unlisted and you will need to use the link above to access it as it won’t […]

Library Blog

Little Women Readalikes–Nutmeg Style

If Louisa May Alcott’s nostalgic tales leave you wanting to spend more reading time in a simpler world, you may be surprised to learn that there is a series of books created by a New Haven-born author that once rivaled Alcott’s titles in popularity. […]

Library Blog

SimplyE eBooks & eAudiobooks

SimplyE is an e-reader app that makes it easy to browse, borrow and read library e-books. The app brings multiple digital collections together in one place.  […]

Library Blog

Confused About Where To Get Movie & TV Info?

We are bombarded every day by requests to watch this movie or that TV series. How can we make sense of it all?  Fortunately, there is no shortage of internet places to visit that will gladly […]

Children's Blog

Where the Wild Things Are

Join Miss Johnea as she reads Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak!   (Note: this video is unlisted and you will need to use the link above to access it as it won’t […]

Children's Blog

Story Time With Miss Alyssa

Join Miss Alyssa while she reads Daredevil Duck by Charlie Adler.   (Note: this video is unlisted and you will need to use the link above to access it as it won’t be available on […]

Library Blog

Hamden Public Library – Zoom Etiquette

What is Zoom? If you haven’t yet Zoomed, it is likely that you will! More and more people and groups are conducting formal and informal meetings and chats online, that is, virtually, rather than face-to-face […]

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Our buildings may be closed, but our staff is still available to answer questions. Email the Reference Desk, an we will get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also reach us on our Facebook page. Staff will be available live throughout the day on Messenger. Check Facebook for schedule.

Online Library Card Registration

Don’t have a library card? Hamden residents can sign up for a card online.

Storytime From Home

Join us for Storytime From Home!
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:00 am: Storytime, booktalks, crafts and other fun activities to do at home.


Subscribe to our YouTube channel. Staff will be uploading content on a regular basis. You can find storytimes for kids, and tech tutorials for adults. It's fun for all ages!

Hamden Food Distribution

Hamden food banks and pantries are working to keep their doors open during these uncertain times and providing food to all who need it.