Morris Public Library

Serving Our Community for over 100 Years

 

 

Welcome to the Morris Public Library

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The Morris Public Library is now OPEN to patrons with limited use and safety guidelines (Tuesday-Wednesday 10 am-8 pm, Thursday-Friday 1 pm-8 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm).

Please use the front entrance at 4 North Street to access the library.

 

If you need the elevator, please ring the bell on the Community Room door, and a staff member will be right down to assist you.

 

Thank you!

Starting March 19:

  • Wear a face covering in the building that completely covers the nose and mouth
  • Use a hand sanitizer upon entering the library (provided)
  • Maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet
  • Maximum number of patrons at the library - 7 (seven)
  • Limit your Library visit to 1 hour, 1 per day
  • Materials checkout - place the materials on the folding table, a staff member will check them out and place them back on the table
  • Materials return - return in the book drop outside only
  • Two computers (Computer 1 and Computer 2) are available for use (1 hour limit for any), copies can be made/printed, 1 visit per day. Use Computer 1 first, use Computer 2 if Computer 1 is occupied.
  • Basic technology assistance will be provided at this time, COVID State recommendations observed.
  • Programming is digital or small group in-person, guidelines observed.

 

We accept your book/DVD returns, outside book drop only - just place them in our book drop. We will be emptying the drop every day (to allow the 24-hour material quarantine time, per CDC), quarantine materials for another 2 days and will also clean the materials afterwards, as always.

Library Online Resources

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

STARTING MAY 18 – Story and Music Time, Pre-Register TODAY!

STARTING MAY 18 - The Morris Public Library will offer Story and Music Time for participants ages 0-4 every Tuesday at 10 am. Patrons MUST PRE-REGISTER by calling 860-567-7440. Sing songs, read a story, pick up a craft! Limited to 5 families, masks are required for attendees over 2 years old.
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Two Districts – One Book Public Library Short Story Contest, March 1 – April 23, 2021

Two Districts – One Book Public Library Short Story Contest The Public Libraries of Morris, Warren, Goshen and Litchfield are holding a short story contest for students grades K-12 in Region 6 and Litchfield Public Schools as a celebration for Two Districts – One Book Initiative. We are looking for drawings (grades PreK-K) and short stories (grades 1-12) to collect from both districts that will be made into a book of our own. Winners will be selected from the following ...
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Popular Book Club, Tuesday, April 27, 7 PM

The Popular Book Club will take place at the Morris Community Room with the Morris Public Library on Tuesday, April 27, at 7 pm.The group will discuss "Girls Like Us" by Cristina Alger. What happens when the primary suspect is your father? FBI Agent Nell Flynn hasn't been home in ten years. Nell and her father, Homicide Detective Martin Flynn, have never had much of a relationship. And Suffolk County will always be awash in memories of her mother, Marisol, ...
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“The Power of Focus” with Motivational Business Speaker Greg Dwyer, Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm

Join master communicator, motivational business speaker and former illusionist Greg Dwyer for his presentation “The Power of Focus” at the Morris Public Library, Tuesday, May 11, 6:30 pm. Learn how to make focus a habit so it becomes automatic. Distraction can steal your dreams and leave you frustrated. It does not have to be that way. This dynamic presentation will show you how to use the power of your mind to overcome procrastination and distraction to make your goals a reality. Registration ...
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Mystery Book Club, Wednesday, May 12, 6:30 pm

Join the Mystery Book Club at the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, May 12, at 6:30 pm and discuss "Black Diamond" by Martin Walker. Something dangerous is afoot in St. Denis for Benoît “Bruno” Courrèges, master chef, devoted oenophile, and, most important, beloved chief of police. When one of his hunting partners, a noted truffle expert, is murdered, Bruno’s investigation into the murky events unfolding around the normally sleepy village becomes infinitely more complicated. His friend wasn’t just a connoisseur ...
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Women & Money Roundtable Series on May 19, June 16, 1 PM, with Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone

The Morris Public Library Online presents the Women & Money Roundtable Series on May 19, June 16, 1 PM, with Julia Strayer and Liz Maccarone. 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 monthly basis. This is a collaborative event of the following libraries/organizations: Morris Public Library, New Canaan Library, Fairfield Public Library, ...
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“Into the Thin, A Pilgrimage Walk Across Northern Spain,” with author Stephen Drew, Thursday, June 3, 6:30 PM

Join Morris author Stephen Drew at the Morris Public Library on Thursday, June 3, at 6:30 pm for discussion and signing of his first published work, the memoir titled Into the Thin, A Pilgrimage Walk Across Northern Spain (September, 2020 from Homebound Publications). The author will indulge the audience with his story about his ancient pilgrimage called from across an ocean that follows the designs of the eternal. The memoir is a transcendent journey of the body, heart, mind, and spirit ...
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Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff and Ice Cream Favors, June 22, 6 pm

Morris Public Library’s socially distant Children’s Summer Reading Kickoff and Ice Cream Favors, “Tails and Tales,” all grades, will take place on Tuesday, June 22, at 6 pm – receive your Summer Reading incentives (enter the library at 4 North Street) and grab your tastefully “taled” ice cream favor (outdoors upon exit). Information: 860-567-7440 or morrispubliclibrary.net
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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 Access

We have computers available to the public and

now we have 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.