Day 4: Community Centers

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Check out your local library… It’s more than books!

At the center of every community you can usually find a public library.

More than just books and banks of computers, Middlesex County’s public libraries are places where individuals gather to explore, interact library buildingand imagine!  In an increasingly digital world, the role of libraries as community and cultural centers is that much more valued.  Out public libraries focus on inspiring and educating us about art, literature and music.

Public libraries are known for offering free access to books, magazines, newspapers and computers. But that’s not all a library is! Libraries loan eBooks for mobile devices, stock your favorite movies, and link with other libraries through the state’s interlibrary loan program.

Did you know that your local library is also a great place to connect with your community? Libraries offer a wide array of classes, groups and programs to match almost any interest. The serves are seemingly endless and connect neighbors and friends and are central to building our communities.

So check out your local library – you never know what you might learn!

There are many ways to give back to our community.

Visit the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s 15 Days of Giving for ideas that matter to you. We hope you’ll be an ambassador for philanthropy in Middlesex County. Use #CFMC15Days and help us spread the word.

Acton Public Library, Old Saybrook
Brainerd Memorial Library, Haddam
Chester Library, Chester
Levi E. Coe Library, Middlefield
Cromwell Belden Public Library, Cromwell
Deep River Public Library, Deep River
Durham Public Library, Durham
East Haddam Free Public Library, Moodus
East Hampton Public Library, East Hampton
Essex Library Association, Essex
Ivoryton Library Association, Ivoryton
Killingworth Library, Killingworth
Henry Carter Hull Library, Clinton
Portland Library, Portland
Russell Library, Middletown
Westbrook Public Library, Westbrook

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