Governor Malloy Kicks off Annual Summer Reading Program and Honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students at the Connecticut State Library  

***NEWS*** (HARTFORD, CT)- Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education, Dianna R. Wentzell, State Librarian Kendall Wiggin, and school representatives from throughout the state kicked off the 2016 Connecticut Reads Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Connecticut State Library.  Governor Malloy, Commissioner of Education, Dianna R. Wentzell, and State Librarian ...
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Library Construction Grant Program Suspended

The State Legislature is expected to pass legislation soon that cancels much of the bond fund authorization earmarked for our construction grant program.  This legislation was unexpected and will severely curtail the State Library's ability to offer future construction grants. For this reason, the State Librarian has suspended the awarding of construction grants in 2016 and we ...
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 The Connecticut State Library Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories digitization events

For Immediate Release: MAY 23, 2016Contact:     Christine Pittsley                        (860) 757-6517                       Christine.pittsley@ct.gov                      Robert Kinney                      (860) 757-6668                     Robert.kinney@ct.gov                        (HARTFORD CT)- The Connecticut State Library will hold a digitizing event Tuesday May 24th f...
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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 holdin...
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Author Deborah Child will lead a discussion  on her latest book, “Soldier, Engraver, Forger: Richard Brunton’s Life on the Fringe in America’s New Republic” at the Connecticut State Library

(HARTFORD, CT)  Author Deborah Child will lead a discussion based on her book “Soldier, Engraver, Forger: Richard Brunton’s Life on the Fringe in America’s New Republic”, on May 19, from 12:00 pm-12: 45 pm, at the Connecticut State Library.  This biography retraces Richard Brunton's steps from the time of his arrival with the British Army in Boston in 1774, through the various ...
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Online Survey Released – Responses Needed by May 15

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  State Library Survey OpenFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 18, 2016 Contact: Eric HansenConnecticut State Library Division of Library Development(860) 704-2224 Online Survey Released – Responses Needed by May 15 Middletown, CT – The State Library service called researchIT CT(formerly iCONN) offers free online resources to all Connecticut residents. Users wit...
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Ray Bendici Third Thursday Video Stream

Ray Bendici presented excerpts from his latest book, Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Connecticut History, on April 21, 2016.  The book features 15 short biographies of Connecticut’s most notorious bad guys, perpetrators of mischief and other colorful antiheroes from the history of the Constitution State.  From murderers and charming criminals to ruthless industrialists and l...
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borrowIT CT Payments Expected in April

Connecticut public libraries lent 3,891,944 items to non-residents during the 2015-2016 year (which ended with February).  This is down from the 2014-2015 total of 4,175,664.  Reimbursement payments should go out to libraries in April.  The current funding for payments was reduced from $950,000 in FY2015 to an expected $837,540 in FY2016, so most libraries will see a smaller pa...
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