Passport to Connecticut Libraries

The Public Libraries Section is proud to sponsor the first Passport to CT Libraries program, running in 87 participating public libraries from September 2nd through September 30th. Based on the Wine Trail Passport Program in CT, this program will run during Library Card Sign Up Month in September. The program is open to both adults and children. The objective is to build awareness of the value of the card as well as encouraging residents to explore the amazing diversity of our public libraries. Every participating library will offer a Passport to their patrons, that each patron will take to any participating library to be stamped and receive a small gift. At the end of the month, patrons will turn in their passports to any participating library to be entered in two drawings: Most Libraries Visited and one Random Drawing for all participants. The drawing will be for two adult prizes of $150.00 each and two children’s (under 18) of $100.00 each.

Flyer of participating libraries

Passport to CT Libraries Facebook page


Information Literacy Conference Links

Click here to view links and videos from the Info Literacy Conference that was sponsored by CULS recently.


Joint ALA/CLA Student Membership Now Available

Library school students are eligible to join both ALA and the Connecticut Library Association at one low price of $35.00 a year. Join both state and national library associations and get connected to your future. Joint student members are full members of both associations, and receive all the benefits accorded to student members in each association. For ALA it includes: 6 issues of American Libraries magazine, weekly e-delivery of AL Direct, bi-monthly Student Direct, discounts on ALA and Division conferences, 10% discounts on ALA Editions and Graphics; Access to ALA scholarships, grants and travel opportunities.

For more information, or to join, visit:

  • Conference co-chairs Jason Neely and Chris Angeli

  • J. Drusilla Carter recruiting new members for CLA

  • In the exhibit hall

  • Jennifer Keohane of CLC and CLA President Richard Conroy

  • Richard Conroy awards the Excellence in Public Library Service Award to the staff of the Groton Public Library

  • Richard Conroy presents the Outstanding Librarian award to Vince Juliano of Russell Library

  • Tuesday's keynote speaker Renee Hobbs

  • Caitlin Augusta at the Nutmeg Award booth

  • Insturment Making Workshop with Dr. Dennis Waring

  • Librarians Love Our Authors: Chris Bohjalian

Declaration for the Right to Libraries
On April 16, 2014 CLA, working in conjunction with the Connecticut State Library and the Connecticut Library Consortium, held a poster session at the State Capitol to bring the Declaration for the Right to Libraries to life by visually illustrating its ten principles.  Legislators, politicians, and other visitors who walked the Capitol’s concourse were exposed to powerful, living examples of the work that is currently taking place in Connecticut libraries and why it is so important that they continue to support our institutions. They also had the opportunity to sign a copy of the Declaration. Attendees at the 123rd Annual Conference will also have the chance to add their signatures.

Upcoming Events

Passport To CT Libraries
Participate in the statewide passport program during Library Card Sign Up Month!
September 02, 2014 12:00 AM EDT to September 30, 2014 12:00 AM EDT
3D Printing at the Library: Makerspace Management
For librarians curious about the 3D printing craze and want to learn its practical applications. Geared to public and academic libraries.
October 17, 2014
9:30 AM EDT - 1:00 PM EDT