• Contactless Pickup will not be available Monday, January 18th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Winter Reading Challenge

Our Winter Reading Challenge begins December 1st!

This program is designed for young readers and adults to encourage life-long reading habits. Once you've earned enough points you'll be entered into a special raffle!

Create an account on Readsquared to record all of your reading. Download the Readsquared app to have mobile access.

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Kaiser Family Foundation: Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor

The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations.  Using a combination of surveys and focus groups, this project will track the dynamic nature of […]

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Connecticut Green Bank: Smart E-Loans for Home Owners

Smart-E Loans offer no money down, low-interest financing with flexible terms to help you upgrade your home’s energy performance.  Over 40 home improvement projects which reduce energy use and lower costs qualify.  Many of the […]

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Best Books of 2020

School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2020 list is here! Check out some of the picture books we own, that made the cut!     My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano & Jillian Tamaki The […]

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Rock Candy STEM Activity

Didn’t get a chance to participate in the Rock Candy activity this week? Give it a try and enjoy some delicious rock candy!       You’ll Need: 4 glass jars Sugar (5-6 cups) Food […]

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Plant for the pollinators–starting now!

You don’t have to wait til spring to plan and plant for nature’s pollinators.  Some of our best native plants for pollinators can be started right now, outdoors, for little or no cost, and with […]

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Learning English Classes

There are free English classes starting in January for all different level learners –  beginning to advanced. The classes are sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of New Haven and Gateway Community College. The classes are held […]

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Winter Story Time with Miss Johnea

Join Miss Johnea for Winter Story Time! This week, we will be reading … The Mitten by Jan Brett The Thing About Yetis by Vin Vogel Below you will find the words for this week’s […]

Children's Blog

January Scavenger Hunt

Print out the monthly scavenger hunt and enjoy some winter fun! Share a photo of your favorite scavenger hunt item for our Instagram and Facebook pages! All photos can be submitted to: childrensdept@hamdenlibrary.org   Scavenger […]

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Join the Couponers’ Club

New! The Couponers’ Club meets virtually on the second Thursday of each month. Our first virtual meeting will take place on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.  It will be moderated […]

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January Webinars for Businesses

January Business Webinars     CEDF (Connecticut Economic Development Fund) How to Finance Your Small Business Thursday, January 14, 2021; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Live webinar Free but registration required Register for webinar Seeking […]

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“Year of Wonders” Book Discussion

Please join us on Zoom to discuss the book “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:30 pm. This was Ms.Brooks’first novel, having written two nonfiction books previously, “The Nine […]

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Niche Academy provides tutorials on using the library’s digital collection and research databases as well as computer skill tutorials.


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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.


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