Hours: Tu, Wed, Th. 10-6
Fri 2-6, Sat 10-2
449 Pomfret St., Pomfret CT 06258
860-928-3475
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The Porch at Pomfret Library!

The outdoor meeting space is officially available to reserve!

This space can function in whatever way you need it to.

  • Snuggle up and read.
  • Stop by with a yoga mat for a change of scenery.
  • Bring the kids for a picnic lunch.
  • Meet for tutoring, book discussions, afternoon tea – whatever small meetings you have been missing most! As the weather warms up, the possibilities only increase!

With comfy pillows, space heaters, and complimentary tea & cocoa, The Porch at Pomfret Library offers a unique outdoor space where people can gather (in small, mask wearing groups). Call or email the library to reserve a time, or take your chances and come on over. 860-928-3475

The space is well ventilated: it is made of a breathable cotton canvas, has both front and rear entrances and four windows, and we removed the zip-in groundsheet. The conical shape sheds rain and light snow, and performs well in wind.  
 
The tent, furnishings and new rear entrance to the library were funded by the Everybody Learns Grant.  On October 7, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration was dedicating $2.6 million of Connecticut’s Coronavirus Relief Funds to support the state’s public libraries as they continue to make health and safety improvements and offer more services to residents amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Pomfret Public Library received a grant  of $22,574.  In addition to extending the usability of the deck, funds were also used for PPE,  children’s room furnishings, air filters and other small public health-related upgrades. We will be extending the reach of the public wifi with the addition of an outdoor access point in early spring.