ValentinePoems

Poetry of Love, Valentine’s Day 2022 Nancy: One day during the pandemic an image popped into my mind. Someone I knew once, wore gloves whenever she was out in public. She seemed aloof and perhaps a bit lonely, but I believe love had touched her life. E d i e In summer, her gloves were cotton edged […]

WEATHER

WEATHER CLOSINGS CLOSED – FRIDAY FEBRAURY 25, 2022 CLOSED – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2022 CLOSED – SATURDAY JANUARY 29, 2022 DELAYED OPENING – THURSDAY JANUARY 20, 2022. Policy: The library’s general rule is to close for weather and road conditions whenever the public school does. We sometimes will have a delayed opening if road conditions […]

Date Night

Library Date Night Life’s expensive – but an evening out doesn’t have to be! Book a “novel” evening for you and your friend at one of our Library Date Nights. Friday December 17, 7 PM – Bring your person, sip some cocoa, and decorate a gingerbread house!Registration Required  

Book Snax

 We’re VERY excited to share a new program for parents and their kiddos this fall.Do you have too much going on to commit to a book club? Between work, kids, school, house, meals, and extracurriculars, a book club is the furthest thing from your mind when (if) you finally have time to sit down and […]

Harry Potter Book Club

Muggle Mayhem! Is there a more magical children’s series than Harry Potter? Well…maybe…depends on who you ask!  Starting this September, the Library will be hosting “Muggle Mayhem” a monthly Harry Potter Book Club for Kids/Teens ages 8-16. It will be held on the third thursday of each month at 4pm.  We know that a lot […]

E.L.K.s

E.L.K.s Early Learning Kits Pomfret Public Library has a wonderful collection of educational resources for families – everything from games for learning letter sounds to a telescope to a Karaoke machine!  You can get an idea of what we have available for check out by searching our catalog for Early Learning Kits. All of the […]

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Current Board Members Ginger Lusa, Chair (2021)Anne Hennen, Vice-Chair (2019)Sally Rogers, Secretary (2019)Ann Hinchman (2019)Liz Cartier (2021)David Ring (2021)Cris Cadiz (2023)Sylvia Danenhower (2023)Christine Kalafus (2023) The Library Board of Trustees meets six times each year. It is an elected position with a six year term. If you are interested in serving as […]

Architect

Evelyn Cole Smith Architects Our conceptual design was developed by Evelyn Cole Smith, a local architect who specializes in Historic Preservation. The Library Board of Trustees and Exploratory Building Committee felt it was imperative that the addition fit the existing building and neighborhood seamlessly. Cole Smith proved an excellent choice, with her business tagline of […]

Timeline

Library Expansion- Timeline 12/2015 through present December 2015 – Board of Directors discussed PPL Strategic Plan and realized that our facility was limiting our services. They ask: can we expand? Can we finish the basement or attic? Analysis of facility What is the current state of the library facility? Staff focus group – what would […]

past donors

A Look at the History of Philanthropy, often from Women by Nancy Pritchard Weiss Even in Pomfret, we don’t live in a vacuum.  The roots of our beloved Pomfret Public Library go deep into the community but they were also encouraged by attitudes and actions around the country.  Our town and our public places are […]