World War One Day At Connecticut State Library

(Hartford, CT)- Sergeant Raymond Queenin, a New Britain soldier with Company E, 102nd Infantry Regiment, wrote after the war “I was scared stiff, but I was afraid to show it. I saw so many killed that I lost all fear of death. My only fear was the thought of how the folks at home would receive notice of my death.” It is words like these, along with the photos, letters, documen...
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EXCITE Transforming Public Libraries

Hartford, CT-Connecticut State Library in partnership with Innovation Builders, “EXCITE Transformation for Libraries” grant project, culminated in a project pitch session similar to the television show “Shark Tank” where EXCITE library teams made their project pitch for seed grants to implement innovative and creative library programs. Teams from the State Library of North Caro...
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GOV. MALLOY KICKS OFF- the 2018 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge and honors Reading Achievements of Top-Performing Schools and Students in Connecticut

(Hartford, CT)- May 8, 2018, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, and Connecticut State Library Director of the Division of Library Development Dawn La Valle kicked off the 2018 Governor's Summer Reading Challenge at the Connecticut State Library. Students and school representatives from nineteen top-performing schools from the 2017 Summer Re...
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Connecticut State Librarian Kendall Wiggin Receives the 2018 CLA Achievement Award

  HARTFORD- Connecticut State Librarian Kendall Wiggin was honored for his leadership with a Special Achievement award at the 127th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Library Association.  In making the award, it was noted that the State Library and the library community have thrived under his leadership for 19 years through prosperous and challenging times and because of his p...
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The 2018 Third Thursday Winter Program Schedule

January 18, 2018  Diana Ross McCain, author of the new historical novel Thy Children’s Children,  will give a talk on the Lyman's of Lyman Orchards.  Between 1741 and 1871, Lyman men and women established and nurtured a farm and homestead that are owned by descendants to this day. They also took part, often at great personal peril, in political, moral, and economic movements ...
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The State Library Board Approves Grant for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the CEN for the Gunn Memorial Public Library

(Hartford, CT) In the second year of grants, the State Library Board recently approved a $22,950.00  grant to the Gunn Memorial Public Library for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN).   Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community.  In the Information Age, this role has become even more important. Lib...
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Connecticut State Library Announces Newest Newspaper Titles Digitized

(HARTFORD, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that the three historically significant newspaper titles chosen to be digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program have been completed and are now available online through  the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/. The titles incl...
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John Barry Re-elected as Chair of CT State Library Board

HARTFORD—John N. Barry was re-elected unanimously to serve another term as Chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board on September 18th. Serving on the Board since 2005, this marks the seventh time that John Barry was nominated and supported by his fellow Board members. Mr. Barry presently serves on the Southington Town Council.  He is also a member of the Board of Directo...
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2017 Third Thursday Fall Schedule

Fall 2017 Third Thursday Schedule   September 21, 2017 President of the New England Great War Living Museum Alan Crane will lead a discussion on the             The 102nd Infantry over There. October 19, 2017 Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa will discuss their work with the Yale Indian Papers Project to gather New England Native American primary source materials ...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

 (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Cora Belden Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the ...
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