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

Open with modified hours:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 3:00
Sunday: 1:00 – 4:00

Upcoming Programs

Online

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.

Driving-Tests.org 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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    Learn how to make your own bubble solution and wands!

On June 26th at 10:30 AM in North Farms Park, well watch bubbles of all sizes float and dazzle us with their rainbow colors!

For children of all ages. In the event of rain, this program will be moved to the Atwater Library.

Registration is not required, but for more information, click here: https://northbranford.librarycalendar.com/event/bubbleology-11350

Cant make it? No worries! There will be another Bubbleology program on July 31st!

    Learn how to make your own bubble solution and wands!

    On June 26th at 10:30 AM in North Farms Park, we'll watch bubbles of all sizes float and dazzle us with their rainbow colors!

    For children of all ages. In the event of rain, this program will be moved to the Atwater Library.

    Registration is not required, but for more information, click here: northbranford.librarycalendar.com/event/bubbleology-11350

    Can't make it? No worries! There will be another Bubbleology program on July 31st!
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    Put on your most elegant bowties and fanciest tutus (or whatever you find comfortable)! Then, join us for songs, stories, and silliness!

Bowties and Books will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesdays: 
June 25th, July 16th & 30th, and August 13th.

This program is at Atwater Memorial Library and is recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years. Siblings are welcome!

Registration is not required, but for more information, click here: https://northbranford.librarycalendar.com/event/bowties-and-books-11823

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

    Bowties and Books will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesdays:
    June 25th, July 16th & 30th, and August 13th.

    This program is at Atwater Memorial Library and is recommended for ages 6 months to 4 years. Siblings are welcome!

    Registration is not required, but for more information, click here: northbranford.librarycalendar.com/event/bowties-and-books-11823
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    Join Tony Renzoni, Keely Basiden Knudsen, and Lauren Salatto-Rosenay for a special reading and signing of their book about the legendary softball coach, Joan Joyce: The Wonder Girl. 

They will do a reading, sing some songs, and have signed copies of the book to purchase. 

Meet these local authors on June 24th @ 10:30 AM at Smith Library.

Registration is not required, but for more information, click here: https://northbranford.librarycalendar.com/event/book-reading-and-signing-joan-joyce-wonder-girl-11526

    Join Tony Renzoni, Keely Basiden Knudsen, and Lauren Salatto-Rosenay for a special reading and signing of their book about the legendary softball coach, Joan Joyce: The Wonder Girl.

    They will do a reading, sing some songs, and have signed copies of the book to purchase.

    Meet these local authors on June 24th @ 10:30 AM at Smith Library.

    Registration is not required, but for more information, click here: northbranford.librarycalendar.com/event/book-reading-and-signing-joan-joyce-wonder-girl-11526
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