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.

All patrons are required to wear a mask while in the library.

Curbside pickup will also continue to be available.


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.

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 gives you access to books, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks as well

as ebooks through Libby, our digital platform.

Online offerings from Slater Library:

Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in a different industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process. Job & Career Accelerator™ puts everything you need to land a job in one place. You can:

  • Explore over 1,000 different occupations

  • Discover the career that’s best for you

  • Search local and national job and internship postings

  • Create professional resumes and cover letters

  • Practice and master interviewing skills

  • Get valuable job-search tips and advice at every step

  • Organize and track your job-search progress

  • Click on the link below to explore this valuable free resource:

Learning Express Hub

The CT State Library offers many free databases to the public with a CT State Library card!

Applications are available at Slater Library or online


Check out this great resource for students and adults alike!

Interested in learning more about your family's history from the comfort of your own home?

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 get started!


We are excited to be offering Wowbrary, 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 Simply E app* offer an outstanding selection of ebooks and audiobooks and are available with your valid library card to download books and audiobooks on your phone or tablet.

*The Simple E app has been discontinued and patrons currently using Simply E will be transitioned to the new Palace app when it becomes available. We will provide more details as they become available.

Upcoming Programs and Events:

TODDLER STORYTIME with Mrs. Brown For ages 2-4

OCTOBER 13TH - NOVEMBER 17TH, Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM

Registration begins 9/27 and is open to residents of Griswold and Lisbon only, until October 4th. Others may then sign up as space allows. Class size is limited to 10 children at this time. In accordance with our Covid-19 policies, masks will be required for ages 2 and up.

Call 860-376-0024 and ask for the Children’s Department to register.


Yarn and Darn!

Third Fridays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Our group is starting up again! We are meeting on the third Friday of the month from 11:30 - 12:30 in our cozy Children's Room. Bring any hand work that you are working on: knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing - you name it!

Cook along with Chef Rob for a delicious variety of upcoming meals! Recipes are available at Slater Library and programs will take place on Facebook Live and will also be available to watch at a later time if you prefer.

Saturday October 23rd at 3.00 EST- FALL COOKING AND BAKING FESTIVAL

Autumn Garden Vegetable Soup

Chopped Fall salad with Apples and Cranberries and a Maple Cider Dressing.

Harvest Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Saturday November 20th 3.00 EST. THANKSGIVING FOOD FESTIVAL

Pears with Mixed Greens, Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts with a Balsamic Dressing

Turkey Corn Chowder with Scallions-Perfect for leftover Turkey.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies


Sprinkle Batter Cookies

Blizzard White Chocolate Cookies

Holiday Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Historical Fiction Book Club

New at Slater Library!

First Meeting: October 28, 2021

Time: 5:30-6:30

Book: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

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. Book discussion questions will be provided this first meeting to start the conversation. The group will guide how the meetings grow and will discuss and choose future book club reads.

After Hours @ Slater Library:

The Bobcat: Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat

Wednesday, November 3rd @ 6:30 pm

Doors open at 6:15 pm'

Seating is limited, sign up is required

Paul Colburn presents this beautiful creature focusing on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut with an overview of bobcat habitat and behaviors. Prepare to see artifacts and beautiful pictures. This program will run about 80 minutes and is for an Adult/Teen audience.

Library Director - Rebecca Jusseaume

Children's Librarian - Kathleen Brown