Did You Know…

Through this site you can explore our collection of hundreds of thousands of items, access powerful databases, view historic items, and more. Of course, you are also welcome to visit either of our locations or give us a call.

Due to renovation at the Plumb Memorial Library, we will not be accepting book donations until further notice. Here are some alternative sites to donate books. 

New this year – School Cards

Beginning in October, the Shelton Library System with the approval of Dr. Clouet will issue a School card to each public school in Shelton. Any teacher within each school may borrow the card and use it at both the Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch Libraries to borrow material for classroom use. Teachers may call ahead with requests or come in to browse and select from our collections. Extended loan time is possible and fines will not be charged, however lost or damaged items will still need to be the responsibility of the school.

In the past, individual Teacher cards have been issued. These will no longer be honored at either library, however the cards will be switched over to a personal library card and may continue to be used.

First Jo Ann Patters Scholarship Awarded

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries are pleased to announce the first winner of the Jo Ann Patters Scholarship award. The recipient was Caitlin McGuire, a 2018 graduate of Shelton High School. Caitlin is planning to study elementary education at the University of Maine in the fall. The scholarship was presented by Pat Walker, President of the Friends of the Shelton Libraries at the June 2 award ceremony at Shelton High School.  Jo Ann Patters, a member of the Friends of the Shelton Libraries, was a longtime library volunteer who worked tirelessly at the semiannual Friends Book Sale in addition to assisting in a variety of programs throughout the year. She was a daily advocate for the Library and the Friends group who is dearly missed.

Amy D’Amico, niece of Jo Ann Patters, with Caitlin McGuire and FOTSL President Pat Walker

Shelton Libraries to Receive Special Funds

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries recently received a $3,500 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation in support of the Plumb Memorial and Huntington Branch libraries. We are thrilled that the Shelton Library System was recognized and supported by Newman’s Own Foundation as worthwhile community institutions. If you haven’t visited in a while, please stop by.Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. To date, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have given over $485 million to thousands of charities around the world.