West Hartford Public Library brings people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and strengthen our diverse community. All are welcome at our three locations (Noah Webster Library, Faxon and Bishops Corner) where our dedicated staff work hard to create an environment where people can empower themselves to reach their potential, to pursue life-long learning, and to access ideas and information freely in order to enrich the cultural, social and economic vitality of our town. West Hartford Public Library offers a wide range of programming, including storytime and playtime events for children, programs for and by teens, and book discussions and writing groups for adults.
West Hartford has long been a reading community. Our town, once a tiny farming community, has changed beyond measure since 1837 when members of the Congregational Church started a subscription library with 78 books donated by Noah Webster. The world of libraries and information service bears only a superficial resemblance to that tiny collection of books. Throughout all the years of change, however, one thing has remained constant. West Hartford, a community of readers, has continued to use and support the West Hartford Public Library as it has reinvented itself to meet the expanding needs of all local residents.
For more information and to see a full list of our events, go to westhartfordlibrary.org.