Slater Library and Fanning Annex 26 Main St. Jewett City, CT 06351 (860) 376-0024

Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Noon - 5:30 pm

Thursday Noon - 6:30 pm

Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm


We are pleased to announce that Slater Library is open without appointment.

Computers are available to patrons on the main level and in the children's area.

Curbside pickup will also continue to be available.

Masks are welcome, but no longer required in Slater Library.

Office Hours with State Representative, Brian Lanoue - 6/20 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Now is the perfect time to get a library card!

Residents of Griswold and Lisbon can stop in and sign up for a card.

All you need is an ID with your Griswold or Lisbon address.

Your library card give you access to books, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks as well

as ebooks through Libby, our digital platform.

You can check the available books and DVDs on our online catalog

@ or by downloading the Acorn Catalog App to your phone or tablet.

You can also call the library @ (860) 376-0024 to request the materials that

you would like to check out.

A librarian will call you back to let you know which items are available.

Children's Events:

Summer Reading Begins 6/20!

Our theme is "Oceans of Possibilities!"

Check out our listing of activities on our Summer Reading page!

Sign up now for our first "Ocean Arts and Crafts" program

for age 7+ on Wednesday 6/22 @ 2 pm: Beachy Tiles, call or stop in to sign up!

Slater Library Summer Reading 2022 Bookmark Contest!

Congratulations to Eve Raposo for winning our bookmark contest!

Saturday Stories with Mrs. Brown

on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am

Drop in! Next Story Time: 7/9/22

Wee Play!

Open Playgroup for children and their caregivers.

Explore our toys, books, and puzzles while making new friends!

Wednesdays @ 11:00 am

This is a drop-in program with no registration required.


Slater Library has added 7 STEAM Kits containing books, educational games and puzzles to our children's collection! Parents and Caregivers may check out these kits for a two week period. These kits, encompassing science, technology, engineering, arts and math cover a variety of themes. Find all the details on our "Children's Department" page.


Adult Events:

Yarn and Darn! Next date: June 17th

Third Fridays 3-4 PM

We are meeting on the third Friday of the month in our cozy Children's Room. Bring any hand work that you are working on: knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing - you name it!

Book Clubs @ Slater Library

First Mondays @ 1:00 pm (not meeting in the summer)

Second Fridays @ 1:30 pm (Next meeting 6/10)

Historical Fiction Book Club Last Thursdays @ 5:30-6:30 (Next meeting 6/30)

Call (860) 376-0024 to sign-up. Books will be available a few weeks before the meeting. Staff will contact participants when books are available to pick up.

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Applications are available at Slater Library or online


Check out this great resource for students and adults alike!

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Introducing HeritageQuest powered by Ancestry! Use your Slater Library card to create an account

and start exploring the billions of records, like census data,

city directories, wills, probate and immigration information.

Click on the link below to access HeritageQuest and use your barcode to sign-in!

Would you like to know what new books, audio books and movies are in the library every week? Try Wowbrary!

Wowbrary is a weekly email newsletter that lets you know about

all the new books, audiobooks and DVDs that Slater Library has to offer!

Sign up at

The Libby app and the Palace Project app* offer an outstanding selection of ebooks and audiobooks. The Libby app is available with your valid library card to download books and audiobooks on your phone or tablet.

*The Palace Project app replaces the Simple E app which has been discontinued and does not require a library card but has a selection of free ebooks and audiobooks under "Palace Bookshelf."

Library Director - Rebecca Jusseaume

Children's Librarian - Kathleen Brown