Welcome to Shelton, Connecticut’s electronic library

Through this site you can explore our collection of hundreds of thousands of items, access powerful databases from any computer, view historic items, and more. Of course, you are also welcome to connect to us at either of our physical locations or by phone.

As I See It

Huntington Branch Library
Wednesday, May 27, 1:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch the award-winning movie, The Imitation Game, followed by a lively discussion and dessert. Adults only.

Spring Book Sale

Plumb Memorial Library
Thursday, May 14 through Sunday May 17
Great selection and prices at the Friends of the Shelton Libraries annual Spring Sale; still seeking volunteers to help set up and during sale hours. Sale hours – Thursday May 14, 6-8pm, $5 admission; Friday May 15, 10am-6pm; Saturday May 16, 10am-4pm, half price day; Sunday, May 17, noon-4pm, $5 per bag.

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 – Update

Thanks to all of you who have written to your legislators urging them to restore funding to our state libraries.  After the first round, Republicans presented a budget to restore the money – however, the Democrats have only partially restored funding.  According to the Connecticut Library Association: “The Appropriations Committee is leaving Connecticard $50,000 short and a whopping $142,000 in the hole. These cuts just mean increased costs to you.”

So while progress is being made, we still need your help. The easier way to do this is to go to  http://capwiz.com/ala/ct/home/. In the blue box for “Libraries Partially Funded” click on the Take Action button. There is a new pre-written letter and the form is MUCH simpler to use. Get the word out to everyone you know – our strength is in the NUMBER of messages received, not the content.

Watch this short YouTube video to learn more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEj5g9pZwYg&feature=youtu.be

If you prefer you man write to your representatives. Your voice will let them know that library services are important to you – whether you borrow books, movies, download ebooks, use our Wi-Fi or public computers, or even attend our programs. The message can be short, with a subject such as “Keep Library Funding”– Please keep Connecticard, ConnectiCar, Connecticut Library Consortium, Connecticut Education Network (CEN), State funding for library grants, and PLEASE do not remove the text providing these services from our State statutes.

Rep. Jason Perillo – Jason.Perillo@housegop.ct.gov, House Republican Office, L.O.B. Rm. 4200, Hartford, CT 06106 (website – http://repperillo.com)
OR
Rep. Ben McGorty – Ben.McGorty@housegop.ct.gov, House Republican Office, L.O.B. Rm. 4200, Hartford, CT 06106 (website – http://repmcgorty.com)
AND
Sen. Kevin Kelly – Kevin.Kelly@cga.ct.gov, Legislative Office Building Rm 3400, Hartford, CT 06106 (website – http://ctsenaterepublicans.com/contact-kelly)
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Governor Dannel Malloy – http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=3998&q479088&malloyNav=|, State Capitol,210 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106-7952
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Rep. Beth Bye (Appropriations) – (website – www.senatedems.ct.gov.bye.php)

 

Update to OneClickdigital

The following updates to this database for ebooks was completed on 4/1/15:

  • Streaming playback for eAudio is now available, with more user friendly controls and continuous play
  • Ability for users to place eAudio titles on hold using the eAudio app (both Android and iOS)
  • Addressed password reset issues