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Login to My Account to see what’s out on your library card, renew, place holds, or check your Reading History to review items you have read or viewed.

Search the Library Catalog to see if the book, DVD, magazine, etc. is in North Haven, or 35 other libraries.

Download free e-books and audiobooks  from our Overdrive site.

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Good Friday Closing

The Library is closed on April 3rd for Good Friday.

Open regular hours on Saturday, April 4th.


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Organic Gardening

vetetable-basketSaturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 – 2:00pm

Nick Mancini is the author of The Complete Organic Gardener.  Nick is an author, teacher, lecturer, and garden consultant with decades of experience. A University of Connecticut Certified Master Gardener, he specializes in organic vegetables, fruits and brambles. Learn how to garden the healthful way.

Register online here, stop by the Reference Desk, or call 203-239-5803 to sign up.

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Upcoming Children’s Programs!

Sensory Storytime

Saturday, March 14, 28, April 18, & 25 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Ages 4 – 10 and their family

Sensory Storytime is a new interactive program geared specifically for children with special needs ages 4 – 10.  This storytime, designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play, is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or for children who have difficulty sitting still. We hope to provide a welcoming, encouraging, and supportive place for you and your child.

Registration is required and begins on Friday, Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. for residents and non-residents. Register here.

Retro Toy and Game Day (School Vacation Week)

Monday, April 13 at 2:00 – 3:30 P.M.

Ages 5-10

It’s retro toy and game time! Send Slinky sliding down the stairs or tslinkyry your hand at great classic games from Jacks to jump rope. Play with our retro toys like Etch a Sketch or our View-Master reels all making a comeback from the “good old days.”

Registration is required and begins on Friday, March 20th at 10 a.m. for residents (online registration begins at 10:30 a.m.) and Friday, March 27th  at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.


Magic Show with Chick Kelman (School Vacation Week)

Tuesday, April 14 at 10:30 – 11:30 A.M.

Ages 5-14

Join us for a fun-filled show as Magician Chick Kelman amazes and astounds the audience with a commagichatbination of both close-up and stand-up magic tricks.

Registration is required and begins on Friday, March 20th at 10 a.m. for residents (online registration begins at 10:30 a.m) and Friday, March 27th  at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.





Flight School (3 week series)

Tuesdays, April 14, 21, 28 at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.

Ages 9-13

Explore the science of flight and air related principles through hands-on activities, simple science experiments and cool demonstrations. Here’s your chance to make a stomp rocket, propel a helicopter, and fly your own plane!

Registration is required and begins on Friday, March 20th  at 10 a.m. for residents (online registration begins at 10:30 a.m) and Friday, March 27th  at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.


Princess Tea Party

Wednesday, April 15th at 10:30 –  11:15 A.M.

Ages 5-8

Come dressed teacupas your favorite princess or wear your fanciest clothes and enjoy a spot of tea!  Cupcakes will be served, but help is needed with the frosting!  Be prepared to receive the royal treatment!

Registration is required and begins on Friday, March 20th  at 10 a.m. for residents (online registration begins at 10:30 a.m.) and Friday, March 27th at 10 a.m. for non-residents. Register here.



For a complete list of Children’s Programs click here.

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Hoopla is Here!

hoopla-Icon-150x150North Haven card holders can now borrow thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers, available 24/7, by following the link from the North Haven Library website or by visiting and signing in with a North Haven Library card. A free mobile app is available for Android and IOS devices.

With hoopla digital, North Haven residents can borrow, and instantly stream and download free dynamic content using their valid North Haven library card.  Movies may be borrowed for 3 days, music for 7 days, and audiobooks for 21 days. Titles will automatically disappear from the borrower’s device at the end of the loan period. Residents will be able to borrow up to 10 titles per month.


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Online Foreign Language Resource


The North Haven Library  offers Transparent Language Online to residents, free of charge.  Available for learning 95+ languages, plus English as a Second Language (ESL) materials for native speakers of 26+ languages, the program has something for every learner:

  • Alphabet Courses: Full-length alphabet courses are available for 18+ languages to familiarize you with new writing systems, empowering you to learn one (or more!) of those “intimidating” languages like Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, or Arabic.
  • Essentials Courses: These courses guide you through 30+ lessons of pure language fundamentals, including meeting and greeting, expressing wants and needs, planning for a trip, dealing with money, asking for help, and beyond.
  • Supplemental Vocabulary: Hundreds of topically-organized vocabulary lists will teach you thousands of new words and phrases through a completely redesigned suite of fun, interactive activities that build all four core language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. No more drilling paper flashcards!
  • Grammar Reference: An extensive index of grammar materials rounds out the learning experience, providing both written and multimedia explanations of grammar rules and patterns

Sign up today with your North Haven Library card!



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We are on the PBS Newshour website

ladybug cake pan

snowman face

In case you missed it, click here to

read an article about our cake pans

that is featured on the PBS Newshour


Please click here for

more information on our cake pans.

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Long Wharf Theatre Vouchers

theater-ticketsWe now offer the opportunity to see FREE Long Wharf Theatre performances.

One voucher per day to Long Wharf Theatre is available as part of our Museum Pass Program. The voucher is good for two free adult tickets and is valid until the next day after being handed out. This offer is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Library and runs through May 2015.

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BookFlix is Here!

BookFlixBookFlix is an interactive literacy resource that pairs classic fiction storybooks  with non-fiction eBooks. With colorful animation and interactive games, BookFlix introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  BookFlix has over 100 titles with read-along options to develop listening and reading comprehension.

Access BookFlix from home by using your North Haven library card.  BookFlix is also available at the computer stations in the Children’s Department of the library.

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Old North Haven Newspapers Online

OldNewspapersThanks to the Friends of the North Haven Library, we were able to have local newspapers from the 1970’s to 2011 scanned and put into a searchable database accessible from home or anywhere you have an internet connection.  Stop by the Reference Desk for a one page how-to guide.  Try out the database at

June 17, 2014   Posted in: -  Comments Closed

How-to Guides for eBooks and eMagazines

eReaderReceive a new tablet?

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up how-to guides to access FREE Overdrive eBooks and FREE Zinio magazine issues.


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