The State Library Board Approves Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network

The State Library Board Approves Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network   (Hartford, CT)- The State Library Board recently approved $338,670 in grants to 15 public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). As reliance upon public libraries to provide broadband telecommunications services ...
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The Connecticut State Library Announces the First Phase of the Development of a Statewide Library eBook Platform

For Immediate Release: August 9, 2016   The Connecticut State Library Announces the First Phase of the Development of a Statewide Library eBook Platform  (HARTFORD, CT) The Connecticut State Library has announced that the first phase of the development of a statewide library eBook platform (eGO) will begin with Library Connection, Inc. and the Ferguson Library.  ...
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The History & Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library is the recipient of the 2015 Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Award Fund

The History & Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library is extremely happy to announce that our library was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Award Fund! Presented by the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the fund allowed for the purchase of $1,000 dollars worth of books and reference materials for use by library patrons. Several...
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State Bond Funding Brings High-Speed Broadband to more than 90 Libraries

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2016Contact:      Maria Bernier                        (860) 704-2204                        Maria.Bernier@ct.gov                       Robert Kinney                      (860) 757-6668                       Robert.Kinney@ct.gov  ###NEWS### (HARTFORD, CT)-­­The State Bond Commission approved the allocation of $3.6 million for high speed libra...
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The Connecticut State Library’s Division of Library Development releases the first version of findIT CT, -The Statewide Library Catalog

For Immediate Release: May 19, 2016 Contact: Robert Kinney                    Robert.kinney@ct.gov                    860-757-6668   ##NEWS ## (HARTFORD, CT)  The Connecticut State Library's Division of Library Development is pleased to announce that the first version of findIT CT, the statewide library catalog, is now live! Over 10.3 million item holdings from mor...
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American Foundation for the Blind Announces New VisionConnect App

VisionConnect™ is a new, free, accessible app for iPhones and iPads from the American Foundation for the Blind that gives support to people losing their vision.  Use the app to provide information about vision rehabilitation services to individuals with vision loss and/or their families. VisionConnect™ provides:A directory of services searchable by service, zip code, and distan...
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Gustave Whitehead: First in Flight

Gustave Whitehead: First in Flightby Susan O'Dwyer BrinchmanCall Number: StLib Stacks TL540.W45 B75 2015ISBN: 0692439307 Publication Date: 2015-05-28Presents evidence for Gustave Whitehead's claim to have preceded the Wright Brothers in powered flight by two years with a flight in Fairfield, Connecticut on August 14, 1901. The book also provides other details on Whitehead's lif...
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New & Noteworthy – CDC Health Information for International Travel

CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff (Editor); Gary W. BrunetteISBN: 9780199379156   Publication Date: 2015-06-01CDC Health Information for International Travel (commonly called the Yellow Book) is published every two years as a reference for those who advise international travelers about health risks. The Yello...
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