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Aug 09

Audio Visual Upgrade

Major Upgrade of Audio Visual System in Southbury Public Library’s Kingsley Meeting Room

The Southbury Public Library Board of Directors in accordance with State Statue authority and responsibility has been doing strategic planning for many years. The Board’s latest long range strategic plan was finalized this past spring. The top priority of the Strategic Planning Committee’s list of strategies is to upgrade the technology throughout the library.  The Board has engaged a consultant who is an expert in library technology to review and recommend updates to the library’s 7 year- old technology configuration.  Funds to carry out these upgrades will come from donations made to the Library’s Gift Fund.  A Library Board technology committee comprised of Board members, staff members, town IT coordinator and volunteers has been meeting with the consultant and the Kingsley Room audio upgrade has been completed.


The first of a series of technology projects is the recently completed upgrade of the library’s audio visual system of the Kingsley Meeting Room. The system is automated, so it is easier to use. The ceiling projector shows a high quality picture and the sound system has been enhanced. There is a new wireless microphone and wireless lavaliere.  In addition, a new Assistive Listening system was installed with four receivers for the hearing impaired.

Apr 04

Public Fax Machine Now Available

A self-service public fax machine is available for use in the Reference Department. This is a pay service for out-going faxes only.

Patrons may use a credit or debit card. The fax machine service takes VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  Domestic Charges are $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

Your card will be charged when your fax has been successfully transmitted. For any questions, contact the Reference Department at (203) 262-0626×130.fax

Kindles & Nooks

Kindles & Nooks can now be checked-out for 2 weeks!

Patrons must be 18 years of age and a Southbury resident with a current library card to borrow a Kindle or Nook and agree to a Borrower’s Agreement before checking out an E-Reader.

For more information about what titles are available click here.

For more information about our Kindles & Nooks please stop by the Adult Circulation Desk.

Electricity Monitors

Electricity monitors are now available to Southbury residents with a current library card for a two week loan at the Southbury Library’s Adult Circulation Desk.

The monitors cannot be reserved or renewed.

Instructions on how to operate and how to calculate the cost of running an appliance are included with each monitor.  Click for more information

Assistance with the monitor will be available Fridays from 10am-12pm in the Reference Department.


Sep 20


The Children’s Department of the Southbury Library provides a safe, nurturing and culturally stimulating environment for children and adults that encourages lifelong reading and learning.

BOOKS: Books are separated by age appropriateness and reading  levels. For babies, there are Tiny Tot Board Books. We have a well rounded Picture  Book Collection for preschoolers. Beginners Readers are divided into three categories;  Emergent Readers, Beginner Readers Level 1 and Beginner Readers Level 2.
Our fiction collection  is extensive, and our nonfiction collection includes circulating encyclopedias.  We have a Parent’s Shelf dealing with subjects that parents might want to share  with their children and a Parent/Teacher collection that includes educational  and adult parenting books.
MUSEUM PASSES: The Friends of the Southbury Library have  provided Museum Passes to Southbury residents for many area museums. Check here for a list of passes and all the particulars.  We also offer a State Park Pass for CT.’s area state parks.
COMPUTERS:  Computers are available to assist patrons with finding books and materials.  There are also computers for children for word processing, internet and CD-ROM  usage.
AUDIOBOOKS: Our audiobooks include books on CD and cassette tape.  We have audiobooks for all ages, including many Nutmeg and Newbery Winners.
CD-ROMS: CD-ROM games may be checked out for a three-week loan  period or played in the Children’s Department.
MUSIC COLLECTION: We have a wide variety music genres on CDs  that can be checked out.
EDUCATIONAL TOYS: Puzzles, dinosaurs, puppets and toys are ready for use in the Children’s Department. Puzzles may also be checked out.
CRAFTS: Seasonal crafts and pictures to color can be found on  the craft cart.
DVD’s and VIDEOS: Educational and entertainment DVD’s and videos  may be checked out by an adult for one week.

Jun 27

Teen Department

Welcome to the Teen Department!

The Teen Area of the Southbury Public Library is a gathering place for teens to meet with friends, do homework, and find materials to check out. We also offer reader’s advisory support. We will assist you in finding information on any subject, books for projects or pleasure reading. Take home the latest releases in books, music and movies.


Services for Teens

  • We offer a great selection of fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, audio books, music CDs and DVDs.
  • The Teen Area has six internet computers with access to word processing and online databases.
  • Monthly ongoing programs and special events are scheduled.


Teen Librarian: Heather Szaley Aronson – haronson@biblio.org



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