Janet Carlson Calvert Library

simply e logo smallPROGRAMS for March 2021 (pdf)     February Happenings 2021   

               Drop-in Weekly Children’s Programs (programs start at 10AM unless noted)  Masks required. Must have adult participation for crafts.

read across america poster with cat in the hatREAD ACROSS AMERICA March 2nd at 9:30 (virtual) and in house at 11:30 and 3:30. Must Register

Join in with a morning snuggle for a March Virtual Storytime Tuesday’s at 9:30!  For all children aged Birth to 3. Must register.

Music in Motion for ages 2-5 – Wednesday’s                                 Story Hour & Craft ages 3-5 – Thursday’s


(Postponed from February)    Saturday, March 20th 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The Library strives to be comfortable and safe. Check out the new enhancements!  Learn about the upcoming programs you won’t want to miss! Take home craft and goodie bag available. Sign up for Step Into Spring!

Call 860-642-6207 for curb service

The door by the book drop is the temporary entrance. Before entering:

– Must wear a Face Covering – at all times – while enjoying library services Per First Selectman.

– 30 minutes allowed for library and/or computer usage per person.

– Limited number of 10 people allowed in the library at one time.

– Must adhere to social distancing, please stay a minimum of 6 feet apart.

– Please drop library books in the book drop before entering. Mandatory!!!

72 hours hold on all returned items!

– To control building numbers, please look at the Capacity Sign by the entrance door. If at capacity, you have the option to wait, phone the library staff at 860-642-6207 or ring the doorbell for assistance.

– Please complete the survey at the Library entrance.

-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.

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? Need a library card?  contact us

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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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