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The Trumbull Library System

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Overview

Mission Statement

The Trumbull Library System serves as a Community Center actively enriching the intergenerational learning and leisure A opportunities in Trumbull.

History of the library

Discussions began in the late 1960ís that the Town of Trumbull needed a central library to accommodate the growing community. The current building on Quality Street opened in 1975 and replaced two smaller libraries, the Hawley Library and the Long Hill Library. A third library, the Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library on Huntington Turnpike became a branch.

Guiding values

The Trumbull Library System serves the residents of Trumbull by providing a safe and inviting place for people of all ages to meet and interact. Quality programs encourage and inspire enjoyment and provide a broad range of cultural and educational opportunities. The Libraryís professional staff anticipates and responds to the public demand for both popular and informational materials and strives to make the Trumbull Library a welcoming place for all who visit in person or through our web page. The guiding values of the Trumbull Library System are:

ō      Integrity - courtesy and respect for each library patron and fellow staff personnel

ō      Accountability – responsible and honest service

ō      Understanding – always striving to be communicative and sympathetic

Programs and Services

Programs

Find out what is happening at the library by picking up our newsletter or visiting online at http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Events_Programs.htm.

Books, Movies and More - Receive personalized updates on the newest books, music, DVDs, whatís coming soon, and readerís advisory helps directly to your personal email account by registering at http://www.booksite.com/texis/scripts/bookletter/addnluser.html?sid=6659.

Childrenís – weekly, age-appropriate storytimes with a craft, Internet access with filtering software, summer reading clubs, and special events throughout the year.

Teen Spot! – Your own space in the Main Library after-school and during the summer where you can feel comfortable. We also have a Teen Advisory Group (TAG), special events, summer reading lists, and volunteer opportunities. Check out http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Teens.htm.

Adults – We offer monthly book discussions, computer classes, writing groups, and educational, multicultural, and music events.

Services

Ask a librarian The Trumbull Library staff is trained and dedicated to help answer questions, locate materials, and assist with in-depth research. Just ask at either the Information or Childrenís Desks or online at Desks http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Ask_Librarian.htm.

Business/Career Resource Center – You can start, manage, and grow your business and career, as well as save time, or make and save money. Come in or visit us online at http://www.trumbull-ct.gov/content/74/173/1090/1102/default.aspx.

Disability AccessWe have large print books in all genres, and a large collection of books on tape, CD, and Playaways. Most of our extensive film collection is closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Meeting Rooms – When one of the three meeting rooms are not needed for library activities, non-profit organizations headquartered in Trumbull and/or serving the Trumbull community may use the meeting rooms for educational, civic and/or cultural programs intended for and open to the public.

For information about use of the meeting rooms or to determine availability, please contact the Administrative Assistant at (203) 452-5197

Interlibrary loan – Trumbull residents only with a valid Trumbull Library card may request up to three (3) items per patron per week through the statewide library catalog at http://www.trumbullct-library.org/requestill.htm.

Learning Library Express – Over 800 online courses, tests, and e-books at bull residents may obtain card by showing proof of residency and completing an application at http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Get_library_card.htm.

Research Homework Resources Research online – direct links to numerous online reference resources subscribed to by the Trumbull Library System at http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Research.htm

Volunteer Opportunities - You can make a difference in the quality of our library services. There are a variety of ways to share your time and talent whether you are retired, looking to keep busy or are eager to help support a community service requirement for school. Visit http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Volunteer_opportunities.htm for more details.

Wi-Fiaccess the Internet from almost anywhere in the Main Library.

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Locations

Trumbull Main Library, 33 Quality Street, Trumbull, CT 06611

http://www.trumbullct-library.org/default.htm

Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library, 1718 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611 http://www.trumbullct-library.org/Fairchild_Nichols_Branch.htm

Library Leadership

The Trumbull Library Systemís nine-member Board of Trustees is incorporated under the laws of Connecticut for the purpose of maintaining a public library. The Library Director in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees administers the library.

Library Board of Trustees:

James J. Cebulski, Chair

Carol Porrata Elstein, Treasurer

Arthur A. Kukla

John J. Lauria

Tara P. Liskov, Vice Chair

Antonio Petitti

Joseph Schlig

Diane Schwartz 


Mary Whatley

Library Staff                                                                      

Susan Horton, Director                                                        shorton@trumbull-ct.org

Louis Sheehy, Assistant Director                                          lsheehy@trumbull-ct.org

Mary Rogers, Assoc. Director for Information Systems          mrogers@trumbull-ct.org

Megan Norrell, Circulation Supervisor                        mnorrell@trumbull-ct.org

Walter Dembowski, Head of Reference Services                    wdembowski@trumbull-ct.org

Cathy Mauro, Head of Childrenís Services                             cmauro@trumbull-ct.org

Donna Soucy, Head of Collections                                        dsoucy@trumbull-ct.org

Judith Prusak, Administrative Assistant                                jprusak@trumbull-ct.org

Linda Panovich-Sachs, Reference and Business Librarian       lpanovich-sachs@trumbull-ct.org

Kara Canney, Children's Librarian                                         kcanney@trumbull-ct.gov

Nicole Cignoli, Programming Coordinator                              ncignoli@trumbull-ct.org

For more information, press only

Susan Horton, Director, The Trumbull Library System, 203-452-5129, shorton@trumbull-ct.org

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Last Revised June 24, 2009

THE TRUMBULL LIBRARY / FAIRCHILD-NICHOLS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

33 QUALITY STREET TRUMBULL CONNECTICUT 06611 TEL: 203 452-5197 FAX: 203 452-5125

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