Library News and Notes Update: January 4, 2021
Contactless Pick-up Hours:
Miller Library
Monday-Friday 10-1 pm & 2-5:45 pm;
Saturdays 9:30-12:30 pm & 1-2:45 pm

Branch Libraries
Monday-Thursday 10-1 pm & 2-5 pm
Saturdays 10-2 pm
Click here for details.
Bookdrops are open daily at all locations. Items are quarantined
for 96 hours before they are checked in. No fines are charged.
Please note:
Do not park in fire lanes when you come for contactless pickup.
Hamden Police have been directed to issue tickets
to those who ignore this ban.
Library Resources:
Need a library card?
You can sign up online here.

Check our catalog for available materials here.

Plus! Look for Live Chat on our Website
Children's Corner
Storytime Grab and Go
for ages 3-5
10 am - 6 pm
Monday, January 4
Click here to register
Grab and Go
10 am - 6 pm
Monday, January 11
Click here to register
Click here for more information including songs, rhymes and YouTube link.

For Adults:
Join the
Winter Reading Challenge!
For all ages.
Log your reading and become eligible for raffle prizes
Click here for more information.
Introducing our monthly
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 14
Click here to register.
Book Discussion Group
via Zoom
Geraldine Brooks'
Year of Wonders:
A Novel of The Plague

6:30 - 7:30 pm
Monday, January 25
Click here to register.

Business & Entrepreneurship Programs
From CT Economic Development Fund:

1 - 2 pm
Thursday, January 14
Click here to register

From SCORE of Greater New Haven:

     1 - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, January 5
Click here to register

1 - 2 pm
Thursday, January 7
Click here to register

2 - 3 pm
Thursday, January 14
Click here to register.

1 - 2 pm
Tuesday, January 19
Click here to register

1 - 2 pm
Thursday, January 28
Click here to register.

 From CT Small Business Development:
9 am
Tuesday, January 5
Click here to register

  Register for Connecticut Paid Leave Program
Learn more at
More Library Resources:
Looking for Your Next Great Read?
Use these helpful online resources to lead
you to books you'll want to read.

User created lists and reviews of fiction and nonfiction titles--everything from classics to current bestsellers.
Ten new titles are recommended monthly by the nation's librarians.
Grab a print copy with your contactless pick up materials, or visit BookPage online for reviews, author profiles and informative articles.
Then click here to reserve it through our online catalog or
call (203)287-2680 to have a librarian reserve it for you.
Need help with
  • Computer skills?
  • Digital media?
  • Online databases?
Click here to try Niche Academy
Community News
Free, Walk-in COVID Testing
offered by Hamden Public Schools
in collaboration with the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center and
the Quinnipiack Valley Health District
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Every Tuesday & Thursday beginning January 5
Hamden Board of Education, 60 Putnam Avenue

Overnight Warming Center
For those experiencing homelessness in Hamden
7 pm - 7 am, 7 nights a week
Breakthrough Church
481 Shelton Avenue

Community Soup Kitchen
12 noon - 1 pm Mon-Fri
Breakthrough Church
481 Shelton Avenue