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Giving Opportunity

Posted on: April 26th, 2016

Do you remember the excitement you felt when you entered a library for the first time? The possibilities it offered seemed endless. In the words of Robert Putnam, “People may go to the library looking mainly for information, but they find each other there.” Our library is no different, readers discuss books and lives in various bookclubs, new moms connect at baby story-times, elderly people, often facing difficult life transitions, attend events and find that they make new friends, and knitters gather to teach and support one another.

We are fortunate that our Town and State have provided funding to repair, update and expand the Library building this year. Now the Board extends an invitation to all to become part of this project by providing the funds needed to improve the furnishings that will be used within the new and refurbished space.

Any and every contribution will be greatly appreciated. Please click here for a schedule of gifting opportunities and an easily printable form if you would like to select one or more of the gifting opportunities listed. A wall plaque to name contributors of amounts over $1,000 will be our way to thank you and recognize your support to the Library or to memorialize a loved one. Your contribution will help to make the space warm and inviting for our Community for many years to come. Thank you again,

Interlibrary Loan Going Strong!!

Posted on: July 28th, 2015

With the start of summer, the State of Connecticut officially closed down its ReQuest state wide catalog. We hope you haven’t really noticed! The Saxton B. Little Library along with most others in the state has continued to provide Inter-Library Loan Services. While the process might be taking a little longer, we have truly appreciated your patience and support and will continue to do our best to get you the things you are seeking!

For those who wish to still search other libraries’ catalogs, if you hover your mouse over the “LOGIN TO MY ACCOUNT” tab, you will see a drop down that reads: “Connecticut Library Catalogs” this is a link that will take you to SBL’s web page where you will find links to other catalogs in the area.

Cait Orlomoski, Adult Services Librarian, Featured In The ReminderNews!

Posted on: March 10th, 2015

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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 Hartford Courant)!

Click here to read the article!

Megan Quigley, Children’s Librarian, Featured in the ReminderNews!

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

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Megan Quigley, our Children’s Librarian here at Saxton B. Little, was recently featured in the Reminder DailyNews (part of the Hartford Courant)!

Click here to read the article!

Stream Movies through Freegal Movies!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015

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The Saxton B. Little Library now offers streaming movies and TV shows through Freegal Movies. Patrons will be able stream (i.e. play in your internet browser) movies and TV shows in a variety of genres.

To access Freegal Movies, go to: https://columbiactlibrary.freegalmovies.com/ and click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

You will need your Saxton B. Little/Columbia library card (the number on the back will start with the digits 21023, followed by 9 additional digits) and your library account password (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to access Freegal Movies.

Keep these things in mind:

  • You must be a Columbia resident to access this service.
  • You can stream up to three movies or TV episodes per week. Keep track of how much you’re streaming on the top right-hand corner of the Freegal Movies website.
  • There is a 48-hour viewing window, but movies/shows can be watched multiple times during that 48-hour time period.
  • No special software is required – streaming takes place right in your browser.
  • Mobile apps are available for Apple and Android devices, so you can watch movies on the go! Simply search for “Freegal Movies” in your app store.
  • Read the entire Freegal Movies FAQ by going to http://columbiactlibrary.freegalmovies.com/questions/index

If you have any questions, please contact Cait at the Library, either via phone (860-228-0350) or email (corlomoski@columbiactlibrary.org).

 

Streaming and Downloadable Music through Freegal Music!

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015

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Want to listen to the latest and greatest from Beyoncé, Billy Joel, David Bowie, James Taylor, Michael Jackson, One Direction, and more?

The Saxton B. Little Library now offers streaming and downloadable music through Freegal Music. Patrons will be able to download songs and stream (i.e. play music in your internet browser) albums from artists and groups of all genres. Freegal Music currently offers access to over 8 million songs (including Sony’s music catalog) and 15,000 music videos across 220 genres. Download your favorite songs, stream your own playlists across artists, and download music videos with this simple, easy-to-use platform.

To access Freegal Music, go to: http://columbiactlibrary.freegalmusic.com/ and click on “Login” in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

You will need your Saxton B. Little/Columbia library card (the number on the back will start with the digits 21023, followed by 9 additional digits) and your library account password (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to access Freegal Music.

Keep these things in mind:

  • You must be a Columbia resident to access this service.
  • You can download up to three songs per week, and stream up to three hours of music per day. Downloaded songs are DRM-free and can be easily transferred into iTunes or another music player on your home computer. Keep track of how much you’re downloading and streaming on the top right-hand corner of the Freegal Music website.
  • Music video downloads count as two song downloads.
  • No special software is required for downloads, and streaming takes place right in your internet browser.
  • Mobile apps are available for Apple and Android devices, so you can listen to music on the go! Simply search for “Freegal Music” in your app store.
  • Read the entire Freegal Music FAQ by going to http://columbiactlibrary.freegalmusic.com/questions

If you have any questions, please contact Cait at the Library, either via phone (860-228-0350) or email (corlomoski@columbiactlibrary.org).

New eBooks and eAudios through OneClickdigital

Posted on: July 11th, 2014

Saxton B. Little is pleased to announce the arrival of new eBooks and eAudio titles, available through OneClickdigital!

Columbia residents can now access eBooks and eAudio titles exclusive to our library’s patrons through Saxton B.’s own OneClickdigital platform. Current eBooks exclusive to Saxton B. include The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright, and The Black Hour by

stores). You can also access titles through your home computer, though you may need to download additional software, like the OneClickdigital Media Manager for eAudios and Adobe Digital Editions for eBooks. Click here to see a list of devices supported by OneClickdigital and to view tutorials.

  • You can still access titles owned by the state of Connecticut through Saxton B. Little’s OneClickdigital account — if a title isn’t immediately available, you will be added to the reserve list and emailed when the title is available for you to borrow!
  • If you have any questions, please contact Cait at the Library, either via phone (860-228-0350) or email (corlomoski@columbiactlibrary.org). Additionally, if you need help setting up a OneClickdigital account, stop in the Library anytime when Cait’s working. Her hours are here.

    Library Reads Top 10

    Posted on: September 10th, 2013

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    LibraryReads publishes a Top 10 list of new book releases each month, as chosen by librarians around the country for their patrons.

    Click here to view September’s Top 10 books!

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    Posted on: May 14th, 2013

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    Update on Renovation

    Posted on: January 16th, 2013

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    For the past several months the Library Building Committee has been working diligently with the Architect and Library Staff to formulate a revised building plan. The plan that we have been working towards keeps the integrity of the original ideas, but reduces the size of the building, keeps a more Colonial appearance, reduces cost and attempts to

    the grant results are known and we know how we are proceeding.

    If you wish to be included on an email list for building information, please send an “opt in” email to: sbl_building@columbiactlibrary.org

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