Douglas Library News


Did you know that the Douglas Library is 195 years old this year??? The Library was founded in 1821 when William Douglas, a Canaan resident died leaving the sum of $800 to start a library! Half of the money was used to purchase books and the other half to be held as a fund, the income of which would continue the purchase of books.  One of the first books bought was: "Travels in New England and New York" by Timothy Dwight of Yale College and it is still on display at the library today.  We will be celebrating this historic day on Saturday, September 24 from 12-3PM! (Rain date: Sunday, September 25)  Town Historian Kathryn Boughton will speak on the history of the library and the town, there will be readings and music as well as events for children and refresments! Please join us in our anniversary celebration!


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Did you Know??? We have day passes to all of the Connecticut State Parks, as well as Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford! Ask us for details.


 

 

Big News!  Downloadable E-books and audios are now available to Douglas Library patrons through Bibliomation and Overdrive: click this link to find out more!
http://bibliomation.lib.overdrive.com

 

Left to right: Claudia Cayne, Library Director, Scoville Library (Salisbury);  Norma DeMay, Library Director, Douglas Library (North Canaan);  John Dildine, host and emcee;  Erica Joncyk, Library Director, D. M. Hunt Library (Falls Village); and Louise Mantefeul, Library Director,Hotchkiss Library (Sharon).



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