Organized in 1871 and built in l889, the Ivoryton Library remains one of the few historic libraries within the State of Connecticut to function continuously for over 140 years within its original structure. The library’s history has great significance for the village of Ivoryton, as much of its present landscape and environment reflects the unique ivory-cutting industry that flourished here during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. To learn more about the history of the library, soon approaching its 150th year in existence, please visit our History page.


Through our consortium membership and the efforts of our staff and board of trustees, we are able to offer a wide array of educational, historical, cultural and civic resources to the community.

Children’s Room

Located on the lower level of the library, the Children’s Room is an inviting space for child enrichment. We carry a large selection of children’s books, games and DVDs for loan and provide ongoing and seasonal events.


The rich and complex history of our area has been well-documented and studied throughout various places of the world. Visit our History page to learn about our unique heritage.


The library continually offers events for both adults and children. Follow any of the links to the right for more information on each event.