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Windsor Locks Public Library

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2014 plannerPOCKET PLANNERS: Each year the Windsor Locks Public Library offers pocket planners inscribed with a memorable literary quote. These wonderful, affordable planners make useful gifts for co-workers or students and are a great way to keep yourself organized during the coming year. The best part is that all profits benefit the library and will be used toward collections and technology, so you are really giving two gifts in one! The 2014 inspirational quote, imprinted on the front of the planner, is by Logan Pearsall Smith: "People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading." Check out our new planner this fall! Call 860-627-1495.

BOOK SALES: The Windsor Locks Library holds 3 book sales each year and also offers an ongoing book sale in our lobby. During the town's annual Winterfest celebration we celebrate by inviting the public in to stock up on winter reading and enjoy free refreshments. Book sales are also held in May-June and October. All proceeds from our book sales are used to purchase new materials for the library's collection. Community support has always been phenonmenal and we thank you. Please check our PROGRAMS page for a date for our next book sale.

ECO-FRIENDLY TOTE BAG----------Helen admires our new tote bag!
ECO-FRIENDLY TOTE BAGS: We have invested in some great environmentally friendly tote bags that will serve you well for years to carry books, groceries, or crafts. These polypropylene bags come in royal blue, inscribed with the quote "So many books...So little time!" or purple, sporting the quote, "The worth of a book is in what you can carry away from it" (James Bryce). For only $3.00 each you can purchase bags for all of your friends and family. Check them out today!

Books, DVDs, audiobooks, and Videos for the library's collection may be purchased by individuals as memorials or to honor individuals or organizations. This program is an especially popular way to honor a special teacher or to remember a loved one on a special occasion through the gift of reading. Simply print out our Gift of Reading Form (html version) on your home computer (forms are also available at the library). Choose the type of item that you wish to purchase for the library and the amount that you want to spend and the staff of the Windsor Locks Library will choose an appropriate item from our list of planned purchases or find one to match your specifications.

If you or someone you know is expecting a baby, be sure to sign up for a free Welcome Baby ~ Born to Read packet.

Bricks of Remembrance are a wonderful way to commemorate a special day or to honor a friend or loved one for a donation of just $50. Engraved bricks are placed in a landscaped patio just outside the front door of the library where they can be viewed and enjoyed by everyone who visits. A lovely park bench for meditation, relaxation, or watching the world go by has been placed by the patio. Download an order form (in Microsoft Word) or visit the library to pick one up.

Our Windsor Locks Library Cat's Meow collectable is available at the library. The cost is $17.75. Be sure to get your library Cat's Meow collectable now!

Our novelty laminated bookmarks are available for almost any occasion for just $1.00. They make great teacher gifts and are perfect for that "something extra" to tuck into a birthday card!

If you live in Windsor Locks remember to keep your your library card up to date, or sign up for one the next time you are in the vicinity of the library. This small card entitles you to books, audiobooks, magazines, music, and movies at EVERY library in Connecticut, all for free! At our library you can also use your card for downloadable books and museum passes and to use our library PCs.