📚🎨🍪 Free books, crafts and snacks!
Winter Fun Give-A-Way dates and times for our Library locations!

Barbour Library:
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3:30 p.m.

Ropkins Library:
‪Wed, Dec. 18, 3:30 p.m.‬

Camp Field Library:
Wed, Dec.18, 4 p.m.

Park Library:
‪Wed, Dec. 18, 4 p.m‬.

Boundless @ Rawson:
‪ Wed, Dec. 18, 5 p.m.

Albany Library: ‪
Thurs, Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m‬.
HPL Receives $40,000 First Book Award
Hartford Public Library  received an award of $40,000 for new children’s books that will 
expand the Library’s mission. First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise focused on equal 
access to quality education for children in need, awarded the funds as part of its OMG BooksAwards: Offering More Great Books to Spark Innovation.  Learn More
Please join us Dec. 20, 12 noon, in the
Downtown Library, 500 Main Street,
for Hartford Symphony's Musical Dialogues!
HPL Librarian Homa Naficy Receives National Public Service Honor 
Homa Naficy, executive director of The American Place at the Hartford Public Library, has been selected as a winner of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award. Recognized for her leadership in her community and commitment transforming lives, she is one of only 10 librarians in the country to receive this national honor. 

Festival 2019

Saturday, Dec. 28
12 noon - 4:30 p.m.
Downtown Atrium

Join in HPL's annual Kwanzaa celebration. Highlights include: Sankofa Cultural Arts & Sistah Nandi: Seven Principles of Kwanzaa;
Jackie Bright: African Jewelry; Master Drummer Inara Ramin: African Drumming and Dance ; arts and crafts; and, a soul food dinner. Please call 860-695-6330 (Children's Room) for more information.
“There are some places you love with your heart, and there are some places that you love with your mind – the places that you love with both are called ‘libraries.’" - Frank Delaney