Check out CLA's Legislative Agenda for the 2019 session of the General Assembly! Use these talking points when speaking with your legislators about the importance of libraries.


Visit our Engage page at to register your email to receive legislative alerts tailored to specific library related issues.



Faith Hektoen Award

The Faith Hektoen Award is given annually by the Children’s Section of the Connecticut Library Association to recognize the efforts of an individual or group that has made an impact on library services to children in Connecticut at the local, regional, or state level.   Please submit nominations electronically by Monday, February 18, 2019. Please submit as one single PDF document with the nominee’s name as the file name. Application available here.

Submit nominations to: Danielle Valenzano at


Support CLA

Please consider making a donation to CLA's scholarship fund, our continuing education fund, or a general donation. We appreciate your support!


NELLS 2019

NELLS is the New England Library Leadership Symposium. It is a 4 1/2 day course designed for emerging leaders in all areas of library practice. Participants must have less than 15 years’ experience in libraries.” (For library staff with more than 15 years…check out NELLS II in 2020.)

NELLS 2019 will be held August 12 – 16, 2019 at the Rolling Ridge Conference & Retreat Center in North Andover, MA.

CLA members may apply for a PEG grant towards attending this fantastic program.

Questions? You may contact Mary Etter, Director of the South Windsor Public Library at (860) 644-1541 or Krista McLeod, Director of the Nevins Library (978) 686) 4080 EXT 10.



Upcoming Event

2019 CLA Annual Conference
Getting Back to Basics!
April 29, 2019 7:55 AM EDT to April 30, 2019 5:00 PM EDT