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The Holiday Season is Here!

It’s hard to believe but the holidays are upon us!  Join the Shelton Libraries in celebrating this special time of year.  At the Plumb Memorial Library, The Chamber Singers of the CT Choral Society will be singing Choral Music for the Holidays.  And the Valley Shakespeare Festival will once again present their reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  And please remember to help our community neighbors by stopping by the Plumb Memorial Library to drop off an unwrapped gift for TEAM’s Toys For Kids Annual Toy Drive.

The staff of the Shelton Libraries wishes you a healthy, happy, and safe holiday season!

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.