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Giving Opportunity

Do you remember the excitement you felt when you entered a library for the first time? The possibilities it offered
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WHS Class of 1966

WHS Class of 1966

WHS Class of 1966 is trying to locate classmates to notify them of their 50th REUNION : SATURDAY, SEPT. 17,
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Interlibrary Loan Going Strong!!

Interlibrary Loan Going Strong!!

With the start of summer, the State of Connecticut officially closed down its ReQuest state wide catalog. We hope you
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Cait Orlomoski, Adult Services Librarian, Featured In The ReminderNews!

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Cait Orlomoski, our Adult Services Librarian here at Saxton B. Little, was recently featured in the Reminder DailyNews (part of the
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NEWS!

Moving  News

First and foremost, the Library Board and Staff want to thank you for your patience in our transition process.  Much to our chagrin, Library phones are out of service.  We are working hard to get them reset.  In the meanwhile, you can reach the Mini B. at 860-337-0289.   We’re sorry to say there is no voice mail on this number, but we are working on it!  We are also checking email periodically (staff@columbiactlibrary.org).

Many of you have stopped by to visit us and we have greatly appreciated your support.

As you may have heard, concerns were raised by the Board of Selectmen regarding the interior space of the renovated building.  The Library Board and staff have reviewed the Board of Selectmen’s concerns, the Library’s needs and our own concerns, and the needs and desires that you have all expressed to us.  We have fast-tracked some future plans for change and altered our plan.  The Library Board and staff have unanimous agreement on this revision, and we are confident that we have reached a functioning path for our partnership with the town on this project.  We have also worked hard to ensure everyone’s needs can be met as best as possible and that no alterations will compromise the receipt of the Library State Grant funding.

In this process, we are able to open approximately 602 square feet in the adult area that previously housed book cases, thereby giving more space and expanding the work areas and seating at the front of the adult area.  Our blue chairs are gone – we won’t miss them.  We are replacing them and will add 8 additional chairs for a total of 13 reading chairs throughout the “adult side.”  Teens and young adults will have a more defined area.

What we are most excited about (aside from new HVAC and roof!) is our new programming room.  Although we have yet to receive official verification, we have been told the room will accommodate over 70 seated and over 30 at tables.  With this area, we are sure that those of you who have sought a quieter place to sit and read, review a magazine or use a computer or laptop while the Library held a problem, you will now be able to find your niche.

We look forward to seeing you in our renovated space.  But in the meanwhile, please click here to the Library’s revised floor plan.

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We are currently experiencing issues with our phone as we move the line from one building into another. If you need to reach us, please call us at 860-337-0289 or email staff@columbiactlibrary.org


Moving Poster

Saxton B. Little will be unavailable to the public through Monday, October 31st.

 We will be re-opening at our newly renovated building on Tuesday, November 1st at 10:00am.

During this time, Saxton B. Little Staff will be busy packing up the Mini B., moving back into our building, and setting up the Library!

Some things to keep in mind:

  • You can continue to check-out items through September 2nd.
  • Items due while we’re closed should be placed in our outdoor book drops. They will be checked daily.
  • We will do our best to make items you’ve placed on reserve/ordered through interlibrary loan available for pickup at select times.
  • You can renew materials on your account online, via email, or by phone, even while we’re closed.
  • Our book groups will still be meeting at this time — please contact Cait (adult book groups) or Megan (children’s book groups) if you have any questions!

 Don’t forget! You can still check-out digital library materials from Saxton B.!

See our Saxton B. Little Staff if you have any questions!

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The Reno Blog

Check out our the Renovation Blog and follow our adventures:

Click Here!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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