Morris Public Library

Serving Our Community for over 100 Years

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"Cozy Corner Winter Reading" - download Reading Cards HERE!

All ages!

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Library Hours

Tuesday: 10 AM - 8 PM | Wednesday: 10 AM - 8 PM | Thursday: 1 PM - 8 PM

Friday: 1 PM - 8 PM | Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM | Closed Sunday & Monday

Upcoming Events and News

“Celebrate with a Book” – Literary Donation Program

The Morris Public Library continues its Celebrate with a Book, a literary donation program for our community. Patrons can choose a book from a wide selection located at the library and donate the amount of the book cost. You can celebrate any occasion, holiday with your donation! We will provide a plate to add to the book and display it. You will be the first person to check it out and then it will remain in the collection for others ...
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Story and Music Time at the Morris Public Library

Story and Music Time, Pre-Register TODAY!

The Morris Public Library will offer Story and Music Time for participants ages 9 mo. - 5 years old every Tuesday at 10 am. Patrons MUST PRE-REGISTER by calling 860-567-7440. Sing songs, read a story, pick up a craft!
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Cozy Corner Winter Reading Program, for all ages, January 3 – February 23, 2023

Join the Morris Public Library’s “Cozy Corner Winter Reading Program” January 3 – February 23, 2023 for all ages and read a variety of popular and new titles in your favorite cozy corner or anywhere! Patrons are encouraged to read or listen to 10 books of their choice, and write down the titles in the Winter Reading Card (available at the Library or morrispubliclibrary.net starting January 3). Submit the completed list with the name and phone number in-person or by ...
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Take Your Child to the Library Day, Tuesday, February 7, all day

The Morris Public Library will be celebrating the National Take Your Child to the Library Day on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.   We will offer a Story and Music Time event, ages 9 months -5 years old, 10 AM (pre-registration required), library-day book displays, and grab-and-go crafts. Stop by at the Library to borrow a new book, enjoy a story, receive a prize and celebrate with the librarians! More information: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net
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Virtual Book Talk “Correctional: a Memoir” with prize-winning poet, translator and professor Dr. Ravi Shankar, Tuesday, February 7, 6:30 pm

The first time Ravi Shankar was arrested, he spoke out against racist policing on National Public Radio and successfully sued the city of New York. The second time, he was incarcerated when his promotion to full professor was finalized. During his ninety-day pretrial confinement at the Hartford Correctional Center, he met men who shared harrowing and heart-felt stories. The experience taught him about the persistence of structural racism, the limitations of mass media, and the pervasive traumas of twenty-first-century daily ...
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Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 PM

The Mystery Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 PM, and discuss "The Shape of Water" by Andrea Camilleri. The Shape of Water is the first book in the sly, witty, and engaging Inspector Montalbano mystery series with its sardonic take on Sicilian life. Silvio Lupanello, a big-shot in Vigàta, is found dead in his car with his pants around his knees. The car happens to be parked in a part of town ...
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Winter After School Stories and Craft, Grades K-2, Friday, February 10

Winter After School Stories and Craft, Grades K-2, at the Morris Public Library Join Miss Stephanie for “Winter After School Stories and Craft” for students in Grades K-2 at the Morris Public Library on Friday, February 10, 2023, 3:40 pm-4:30 pm. An engaging story and educational activities will be offered along with a craft and interaction time. Pick up after school (JMS) by a librarian is offered - bring a permission slip to school. Snow dates are the following Fridays. ...
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Women and Money Roundtable Series Online January – June, 2023

The Morris Public Library Online presents the Women & Money Roundtable Series, How to Make Sense of Today’s Financial Markets, on February 15, March 15, April 12, May 10, June 14 at 1 PM, with Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone, of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. The Women & Money Roundtable Series is a way to empower and educate women of any age on financial matters that affect their lives. Morris patrons are invited to participate in the roundtables on a ...
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Popular Book Club, Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 PM

The Popular Book Club will take place at the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 PM. The group will discuss "Small Island" by Andrea Levy. An international bestseller. Andrea Levy's Small Island won the Orange Prize for Fiction, The Orange Prize for Fiction: Best of the Best, The Whitbread Novel Award, The Whitbread Book of the Year Award, and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, ...
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Cuban Culture Stories and Photography, with Reynaldo Cruz Díaz, The Winsted Citizen photojournalist, Tuesday, March 14, at 6:30 PM.

Reynaldo Cruz Díaz, Cuban sportswriter and photographer, now with The Winsted Citizen, will share his stories and photography as he presents at the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, March 14, at 6:30 PM. To register for the event with the Library: 860-567-7440 or https://morrispubliclibrary.net/library-calendar-event-registration/ Renaldo will speak about his experiences working for a Cuban newspaper when he covered various cultural and historic aspects of the nation’s life. The presenter will share stories and work that created controversies in Cuba, as ...
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Museum Passes

The Library offers Museum or Park Passes for Free or Reduced Admission to Many Connecticut Museums & Parks. Contact us for more information. 

Computer and Wi-Fi Access

We have computers available to the public with Fiber Optic Internet connection.

We also offer WiFi service, so bring your laptop and go online anywhere in the library.

InterLibrary Loan

You can request materials from other Connecticut Libraries from home or at the Library. One of our Librarians will assist you. Return any books borrowed from other libraries here in Morris.