Did You Know…


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It’s budget season, and the Governor’s proposed budget for FY18 – FY19 contains significant cuts to State Library services. The Governor has proposed:

  • Eliminate funding for borrowIT CT (Connecticard) – $781,820 in cuts each year
  • Annualize last year’s “holdbacks” across other State Library programs, including CLC, researchIT CT, and deliverIT CT – $318,886 in cuts each year
  • In addition, Governor’s House Bill no. 7051, a budget implementation bill, proposes changes to state statutes that could effectively eliminate the borrowIT CT program permanently.

Whether your library is directly affected by the borrowIT CT cuts or not, any cut to any State Library service impacts Connecticut libraries in critical ways. It is vitally important that the library community show their support for all state funded library services NOW, before we get further along in the budget process. We cannot be complacent.

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New Museum Pass Available at Plumb Library!

We are pleased to announce that there is a new museum pass available for Shelton residents at the Plumb Memorial Library.  The EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, CT aims to cultivate a lifelong love of learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them. They offer hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  The pass offers 50% off the regular admission price for up to 2 adults and 4 children.  Reserve this pass and others by visiting our museum pass webpage.

lynda.com – It’s Back!

Many of you voiced your disappointment when we could no longer offer the lynda.com database to you. We are happy to say that we listened to you and have reinstated the subscription. If you still know your old login credentials, your history should be saved and accessible to you. If you are new to this database, take a look and have fun learning!

Shelton Welcomes Our New Library Director

As of May 8, 2017, Mrs. Joan Stokes has taken the reins as Library Director of the Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries. She is a Connecticut native, having grown up in Middlebury, where she and her husband still reside.

Joan was the Assistant Head Librarian/Children’s Librarian for many years in Southbury and has also worked at the Oxford Library as Children’s/Teen Librarian, at the Oliver Wolcott Library in Litchfield as a library Consultant, and as an adjunct professor in literature at Southern CT State University. She also served as the State Chairman for the Nutmeg Book Award.

In her free time, Joan enjoys travel and classical music performances and is currently a member of the Connecticut Choral Society. She looks forward to continuing the fine work being done at the Shelton libraries and hopes to meet as many patrons as possible in the near future.