Did You Know…

Your Shelton library card can get you more than just books, movies, and music. It will also get you access to many fascinating and practical databases, such as Auto Repair and Reference Center, Universal Class, Driving-Tests.org, and Tumblebooks. Click on the Databases link to the right to see (and try out) our complete list.

Summer Reading Clubs

No matter what your age – get ready to READ this summer and take part in our prize drawings – available at both libraries. Click on the tabs above to learn more about our ADULT, TEEN, and KIDS Summer Reading Clubs.

ReQuest Service Will Be Shutting Down

Many of you use reQuest (through iCONN on your home computer) to borrow material from libraries not in our library system.  As of June 1, this service will no longer be available.  The State Library is partnering with Bibliomation to create a new Interlibrary Loan System which should be in place some time in the Fall.

However – if you need to borrow something from another library during this down time, you may still make your request through our libraries. We will contact individual libraries for you until our new platform is available for your home use.

Save Our Libraries – Budget Results

Thanks to all of you who have written to your legislators urging them to restore funding to our state libraries.  When all was said and done, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) will be receiving $185,844 (or 53% of our requested budget) for this upcoming fiscal year, and $190,000 (or 54% of our requested budget for the following fiscal year).

With some additional creative thinking, this portion of our budget should be sufficient to continue services to libraries, such as discounts from vendors (which means libraries don’t have to ask their municipalities to make up the difference). 

We will post more information here as we receive it.

Please continue to speak up for libraries whenever you can – this problem will not disappear just because we can survive the next two years.

Wowbrary

Sign up for the Wowbrary Service, which allows you to see which materials are purchased for each library via a weekly email. You will have to sign up separately for each library.   Wowbrary Sign-Up