We are pleased to offer the following resources:
Through our consortium membership with LION, Inc, the library is able to offer a wide range of digital book titles. Follow the link below to reach the LION Digital Catalog.
Search our entire library digitally by following the link below:
The Connecticut State Library offers several research options, available to you with your library card. The following is a partial list of available resources:
Medical and Legal Information
Follow the link below to access resources from the Connecticut State Library:
The library periodically offers enrichment programs for your child such as Story Time, gardening and craft events and our Summer Reading offerings. Visit our Children’s page to find out our current offerings.
The following passes are available for 2-day checkout from the Ivoryton Library:
Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford
Connecticut Old State House in Hartford
Custom House Maritime Museum in New London
Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme
Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
CT State Parks & Forests Day Pass (waives entrance fee)
Museum passes may be reserved by phone but will be held for no longer than 20 minutes. For more information, please call the library at 860-767-1252.
The Iibrary provides notary public services on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-6, Wednesdays 2-6 and Sundays 1-4. Please call the library at 860-767-1252 to schedule an appointment.
Languages classes run September through May/June. All classes are open for new members at any time. Please feel free to sit in on a class to see if the level of instruction works for you. Fee is per class attended and payable to the Instructor.
Beginning Italian – Tuesdays 10-11 am, $5 – begins September 12
Intermediate French – Tuesdays 1-2 pm, $5 – begins September 12
Beg/Int Italian – Wednesdays 10-11 am, $5 – begins September 13
Easy French Reading – Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, $5 – begins September 13
Beginning Spanish – Thursdays at 2:30-3:30, $10 – begins September 14
Tea and Murder Book Club
Our mystery book club meets the third Friday of every month at 4:00pm. For details on all our book club meeting and fun facts about our club’s history, follow the link below.
Local History Publications
The local area around our library is rich in a complex history shaped largely by maritime manufacturing and the growth of the white-gold ivory industry, including the ties of local factories to Zanzibar. But the area’s unique history has also been remarkably well-documented by local historians Don Malcarne and others in publications that include photographs and maps. Contact the library to inquire.