Atwater Memorial Library

1720 Foxon Road
North Branford, CT 06471
203-315-6020 / Fax 203-315-6021

Edward Smith Library

3 Old Post Road
Northford, CT 06472
203-484-0469 / Fax 203-484-6024


Hours for Both Libraries:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 – 8:00
Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 12:00

Upcoming Programs

Scaly Friends

Meet and learn about scaly friends such as tortoises, hermit crabs, spiders, geckos, snakes, and more!


This program contains live animals.

No registration required!


In the event of rain this program will be moved to the Smith Library.

10:30am - 11:30am View Details

Monday Night Mah Jongg

Want to Join?

Monday Night Mah Jongg is for those looking to play the game with, or a group of players looking to join!

Some previous knowledge or experience is required, but you don't need to be a pro! Beginners are welcome!

Although this is not a instructional group, members will be more than willing to give pointers while playing.

What to Bring

For those playing the American version of the game, you will need a current Mah Jongg card.

If you have a Mah Jongg set, bring it! Not everyone needs one, but the more there are the better.

Bring some friends to join, a good attitude, and spread the word!

6:00pm - 8:00pm View Details

Caving: Experience the Earth's Stunning Geological Wonders

Please join expert caver George Baldwin and members of The Central Connecticut Grotto of the National Speleological Society for a journey into the fascinating world of caving!

Discover the hidden wonders beneath our feet as George shares captivating stories, stunning photographs, and intriguing facts about our subterranean realm.

Whether you're an adventure enthusiast or simply curious about the mysteries of caves, don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the depths of the earth.

6:30pm - 8:00pm View Details

Bowties and Books

Put on your most elegant bowties and fanciest tutus (or whatever you find comfortable)! Then, join us for songs, stories, and silliness!

This program is recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years with a parent or caregiver.

Registration is not required.

10:30am - 11:00am View Details
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Online Library

The Palace Project is a free collection of more than 11,000 openly licensed eBook and eAudio titles.

Where creativity, imagination and learning meet! Access a robust collection of popular plays with everything needed to put on a production. Educators will love the lesson plans and extended learning pieces that help students become more fluent readers, understand core concepts, and internalize content. 

Upper Elementary & Middle School. Multi-media articles with high-interest, readable content. Primary sources, “Behind the Headlines” summarized current events, Timelines database, over 10,000 Biographies, citation builder, recommended websites, educator tools and printable graphic organizers.

Elementary School. Elementary age-appropriate articles that are easy-to-read with image-driven navigation and designed to build confidence and encourage creativity. Includes WebQuests, compare & contrast tools, biographies, inquiry-based activities, citations, educator tools and lesson plans.

Preschool & Early Elementary. For pre & emergent readers learning the fundamentals of reading and writing. Enforces early childhood curriculum with 350+ fiction / nonfiction read-aloud stories including fairy tales and nursery rhymes, printable activities and matching and tracing games. Includes short nonfiction videos with educator lessons & disguised learning activities.

A streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

To access iNDIEFLIX, sign into your LION: Libraries Online account using either the Libby app or the web version of the Libby app from your computer.
Look for “EXTRAS” and click on iNDIEFLIX.

Over 1,400 in-depth instructional videos for all creative makers from basic instruction to advanced techniques for fabric and yarn crafts, baking, drawing, and much more.

To access Craftsy, sign into your LION: Libraries Online account using either the Libby app or the web version of the Libby app from your computer.
Look for “EXTRAS” and click on Craftsy.

FamilySearch is the world’s largest repository of free genealogical records, based in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Records from over 130 countries include birth, marriage, death, census, probate, land, military, International Genealogical Index, and more. In-Library use only. Remote access is not available. offers access to Connecticut DMV handbooks and practice tests to help you prepare for your learner’s permit, driver’s license, motorcycle license or commercial driver’s license

Unlimited access to hundreds of courses for lifelong learning and personal enrichment on subjects like history, food & wine, finance, travel and much more.

To access The Great Courses, sign into your LION: Libraries Online account using either the Libby app or the web version of the Libby app from your computer.
Look for “EXTRAS” and click on The Great Courses.

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