Janet Carlson Calvert Library

PROGRAMS for  (pdf)     July 2020    acorn catalog app link to page

We are Closed Saturdays in July       Check back for information on July programs. We will be updating the information.

Need a library card?  contact us

The Library doors are closed through July but we are still here for you and offering more services…

-Curbside is the way to go!  We have been offering curbside pickup of library materials throughout our closing, and now we will offer curbside service for photocopying and faxing of essential documents! The cost of photocopying will be $.25 per page/ b&w only. The cost of faxing is $1.00 per page.

-Appointments for browsing & tablet help begin July 21stBrowsing for at risk patrons available. Help signing on to a library resource, call 860-642-6207 to reserve a time during the following hours, Tuesday – Thursday 11am-2pm. Please wear a mask.

Check out the variety of free resources- eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, and research databases. We have included many links to online programs, author talks, health, and current trends. You just need a Franklin Library card!  What you don’t have one yet? Check out our website for more information. (coming soon)

-Summer Reading for Everyone! Kids have a chance to win a special weekly basket of goodies! Directions how to play the summer reading challenge is on the website. (coming soon)


The Franklin History Room


The Franklin Historical Society, Ashbel Woodward Museum, and Janet Carlson Calvert Library are proud to invite people to take part in the Franklin History Room project. The Franklin History Room is designed to help preserve what life is like in this historic time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We invite everyone, of all ages, to share photographs, recipes, stories, activities, and anything else they are doing during this time with us. We will be sharing all of this digitally at www.calvertlibrary.org, www.sites.google.com/site/ashbelwoodwardmuseum, www.facebook.com/JCCLibrary, and at www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAshbelWoodwardMuseum/.

Whether it is in images or in story, we want you to help preserve a record of this major event. We ask that you send any submissions to franklinhistoryroom@gmail.com

If you include a photograph, please give us a brief description of the photograph and all individuals within the picture. With all submissions please include your name and contact information.

We hope to see everyone share parts of their time during COIVD-19.

Matthew Novosad, Franklin Historical Society President

1000 Books Before Kindergarten  Yes! Reading 1 book a night for 3 years is a total of 1095! Register and receive your first reading log. Birth to 5 years. ***If you have a newborn (maybe expecting a child this year!), or a child 5 yrs or younger, sign up for 1000 books before Kindergarten and earn fun prizes along the way! Children that are home-schooled are encouraged to join.

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