Killingworth Library started in 1964 with the can-do spirit of local people willing to roll up their sleeves to find space, build shelves, donate books and manage the desk. Today, community donations and town support have given us a beautiful library facility with something for everyone. Our Library Association is a non-profit organization run by 18 hard-working volunteer board members who are responsible for raising a third of our annual budget, with the Town generously funding the rest. To keep costs down, we do a lot of hands-on work in fundraising, finance, program planning, computer maintenance, security, grounds upkeep, and interior building maintenance.
The Killingworth Library holds over 30,000 items in its collection, including audi0-visual materials, newspapers and magazines, puzzles and board games, a special collection for memory-challenged seniors, local history, a comprehensive large print section, and areas dedicated to children and young adults.
Our program offerings include Monday Morning Knitters, Tuesday Book Discussion, Mystery Book Club, Readers & Eaters, Paws & Read, sign language, Spanish language, weekend storytimes, and various seasonal and thematic events. We also offer passes to various Connecticut museums and attractions, and Killingworth residents have free access to various databases and downloadable e-books and e-audios.
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