Our hours are: Monday 1-4 pm, Wednesday 5-8 pm, and Saturday 9-1 pm.
“Little Free Library”
To tide you over until we can allow regular browsing in the library building, we have set up a “Little Free Library” on our front porch. All materials are free. All materials have been very minimally handled in the past weeks. Take whatever you like, enjoy, and be healthy. You do not need to bring it back! There is no timeline and no obligation.
There is one box of adult reading materials, one book of juvenile reading materials, one box of DVDs, and one box of extra goodies.
We will rotate in new materials regularly, so if you don’t initially see something you like, continue to check back.
Hello everyone – The library building is closed to the public until further notice, as a precautionary measure. We will update you as the situation evolves. Staff continues to be available through phone and email.
Dear Library Community –
As a Union Free Public Library member, you have access to Hoopla, a resource that you access from an electronic device (tablet, computer, or smart phone) to read e-books, watch movies, and listen to audio books for free. We have increased the number of checkouts that you are allowed per month from 5 to 10. Please use this resource as you practice social distancing in the coming weeks.
To access this resource, you will need your 14-digit library card number, as well as an email account. This number is found on the back of your library card. If you do not know your library card number, or need further instruction on how to set up access to Hoopla, please leave a message with the library staff by emailing email@example.com, or by calling 860-684-4913. We will continue to be accessible via these channels of communication.
Sincerely, Librarian Cailin Rae
Dear Library Community:
To help ensure the continued health of our staff and of the Union community, we will be closed Wednesday the 18th of March.
Before we reopen to the public we will be performing a “deep clean” of the library building.
As we receive further information regarding the containment of Covid-19, we will continue to evaluate the best way to serve the community in a safe and healthy way. We will continue to monitor our email account and check our phone messages, so if you have any questions please feel free to reach out either at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 860-684-4913.
Remember that you may access free online e-books, movies, and audio books by logging in to the online catalogue using the number on your library card. Electronic resources are accessed through two platforms: Libby (aka Overdrive) and Hoopla. If you are accessing these platforms on your phone or tablet, you will need to download the free app through your app store. Links to these platforms will open right from the Union Library website, under the “Catalogue” drop-down menu.
Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to reopen soon!
Sincerely, Librarian Cailin Rae
Summer Reading will commence June 1 and is open to Union readers of all ages!
Coming soon, you’ll be able to check the Summer Reading tab for more information.
Join us Saturday January 26th, 9:30 to 1:00, for an informational open house! We’ll have hot cocoa, coffee, and snacks, and will be answering questions about our new e-book service Hoopla…or any other library questions you may have!
This is a great opportunity to come meet your librarians and chat with your neighbors. Drop in any time, we’ll see you there!
The library’s annual Plant Sale Fundraiser will be going on throughout the month of June. Stop by and peruse our selection of plants generously donated by Rock Meadow Farm and Select Seeds of Union, CT. A huge thank you to our generous donors!
If you attend the plant sale when the library is not open, you may leave payment in the provided envelopes (located in the entryway to the right of the front door) and drop your envelope in the white book-drop located on the front walkway.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Union Free Public Library community.
Jackie Capomacchio served the community on the library’s Board of Directors, and was a founding member of the local book club. She loved to see children enjoying the library, and is fondly remembered as having attended the library’s annual Halloween Party dressed as Little Bo Peep! She conducted herself with great class, conviction, and grace. We admired her personality, and held her opinions in high regard. Even in the midst of her struggle with cancer, Jackie was always willing to assist and advise her friends. We thank her for all she has done for us over the years. She will certainly be dearly missed.
More information on final arrangements may be found here: http://www.introvignefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Jacqueline-Capomacchio/#!/Obituary
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES SEMINAR
August 10 at 5:30
in the Community Room at Union Town Hall – 1043 Buckley Highway, Union CT 06076
Free and open to the public!
Judge Tim Keeney was elected Probate Judge for North Central Connecticut almost seven years ago. The district includes the towns of Enfield, Somers, Stafford, and Union with a total population of about 72,000. Tim will speak about the importance of a living will and the designation of a health care representative and conservator. The work of his court includes wills and trusts, conservatorships for those with dementia, termination of parental rights, civil commitments, adoptions and the appointment of guardians for the intellectually disabled. These can be some of the most delicate and challenging matters one may face in a lifetime.
Judge Keeney’s talk will last about 60 minutes with time for questions and answers, and will include Tim’s experience as a leader of the Apollo XVII and Sky Lab recovery missions in the Pacific Ocean from 1972–1973. Judge Keeney is also a retired U.S. Navy SEAL Captain with over 35 years experience during active duty and Reserves.