We've re-imagined and now re-opened our Downtown Children's Room!
Your new Downtown Children's Room is ready!
Come say hi to our Librarians!

On Wednesday, July 14, we celebrated the new, reimagined Downtown Children's Room. Come check out the space (and a book while you're at it) and say hi! Our Downtown Library is open Mondays - Thursdays, 9am - 6pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 9am - 5pm. Waiting to greet you are HPL staff (from left) Denise Martens, Assistant Director of Youth and Family Services; Lina Osho-Williams, Youth and Family Services Manager; Bridget E. Quinn, President and CEO; and Marie Jarry, Public Services Director. 
You can dive into a summer of creativity and color without worrying about sharks at your Library. Programs feature art workshops, music performances, and more for youth, teens and adults.

You can learn more about our summer programs HERE
Shark Week Boo-Ha-Ha!
ByMelissa Broder

An original, imaginative, and hilarious debut novel about love, anxiety, and sea creatures, from the author of So Sad Today.

This classic summer blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg is one to watch over and over again!
Interested in these titles or others?

Check out our entire library catalog (books, films, music, etc..) HERE

"I grew up surrounded by strong woman"

We Congratulate HPL Math Wiz Tiffany Cooper for receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Albertus Magnus College!

Tiffany plays an important role at the Library.

Spend some time and get to know Tiffany's story HERE

Join us July 21!

We're working on our strategic plan and welcome your ideas as we set goals and plan our future.
Meetings will be held in person, on Zoom, and on Facebook Live. 

Spanish, Hindi/Urdu language translation will be available on Zoom.
More details & registration HERE
Our New Park Street Library @ The Lyric

Get a sneak peek of what is in store for our new Park Library!

The new building, at the corner of Park and Broad streets, will be open soon! The new library, now known as the Park Street Library @ the Lyric, is now the largest of our six community libraries

Celebrate Hartford Black, Latinx, and Indigenous historical changemakers while creating art!

Work with local artists to create murals, photos, stories, music, wearable art, street art, and dance that explore the history of Hartford as well as our own stories and visions of shaping Hartford. Our weekly workshop series will be in-person and primarily outdoors. The series will culminate in an end-of-summer showcase of all the beautiful art created by you!

You can learn more and register HERE