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East Haddam Free Public Library
18 Plains Rd, Moodus, CT 06469
With its beginnings in 1872 in Moodus, when residents shared books placed in individual homes, the East Haddam FreeMore Public Library was built and established in 1920 with a modest 1,300 books. Today, the focus is on creative, innovative projects and services for adults and families, as well as a partnership with the Rathbun Memorial Library across town, supported by a small but vital Friends organization. The electronic catalogues of Middlesex County libraries and interlibrary loan statewide are easily accessed from 15 public computers. The children's area on the lower level is kid-friendly with books, musical CDs, toys and puzzles; and the adult section contains classics, magazines, audiobooks, bestsellers and new titles, films and CDs.
Rathbun Free Memorial Library
36 Main St, East Haddam, CT 06423
One of two public libraries in a town of 8,333 people, the Rathbun Library belongs to the LION Consortium with a 24/7More ocnline atalog, which offers patrons access to more than 800,000 items. The lower level is devoted to children's services, with chapter and picture books, movies on DVD and musical CDs for all ages. There is a very devoted Friends organization, which provides additional services and amenities, including the purchase of a new copier, subscriptions to an array of magazines and funds to secure museum passes to attractions around the state.