164 Main Street, Hampton, CT 06247                                                                 Mailing: P. O. Box 143, Hampton, CT 06247

Phone: (860) 455-9132
Fax: (860) 455-0517

Tuesdays: 9:00a-4:00p
Thursdays: 10:00a-7:00p;  Bldg Dept: 6:00p-8:00p Thursdays Only

 

Fletcher Memorial Library

 
NEW LIBRARY HOURS AS OF APRIL 1, 2014
Wednesday 12-6PM
Thursday 9-12PM (and 6-8PM April 1-October 31st only)
Friday 9-12PM
Saturday 9-3PM
Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
 
Serving as the library for the Town of Hampton, Fletcher Memorial is part of the Connecticut State Inter-Library Loan system iCONN. The library lends to, and borrows from, libraries across the state. This invaluable resource gives residents of Hampton access to inter-library loan materials statewide. 
 
The library has an extensive collection of books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and children’s videos. Within the library there are specialty areas for Connecticut/Hampton history and a wide variety of books by local authors. Town residents may explore and search the library’s holdings from any computer by logging on to the library’s website.
 
The library offers Wi-Fi, 3 computers that provide Internet access, and a dedicated children’s computer with interactive learning software for ages 3-5 years. Fletcher Memorial Library is a library association lead by a Board of Directors. Daily operations are the responsibility of the Library Director working with a group of dedicated volunteers. 
 
Patrons can get up to the minute information on upcoming library events, new books, and staff picks via our Facebook page.
 
The Fletcher Memorial Library was established in 1924 with an endowment from Austin Fletcher and a donation from Charles Chadwick of a 19th century Italianate dwelling on Main Street. The library features rooms with classical moldings, wood floors, additional original features, and a curved staircase that leads to the second floor. 
 
Volunteers welcome friends, neighbors and visitors to the lovely building that has housed the library for almost a hundred years. Even when the library is busy, volunteers strive to give each patron individual attention. The tradition of the local library that serves as a public "living room” for residents of a small town is well-honored here. It is a place where residents might find knowledge, entertainment, and the company of good friends.
 
There is a handicapped accessible ramp (off the parking lot, at the rear of the building), and restroom on the first floor.
 
Volunteers
The library depends on its volunteers, and is always looking for more. (then, If you are able to give a few hours, etc.)
 
Donations
 Monetary donations to support the library may be sent to:
The Fletcher Memorial Library, PO Box 6, Hampton, CT 06247
 
Donations of books, DVDs, and audio books are always welcome at the library. No textbooks or manuals please. If not needed for our collection, they will be used in our semi-annual fundraiser. Monetary donations are always welcome to augment our small budget.
 
Library Board
The library board meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM. Meeting are held at the library and are open to the public. 

 

 
Hampton Authors 
 
Irene Q. and Richard D. Brown 
The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America
 
Alison Brown Davis 
Hampton Remembers 
A Sense of Wonder 
Beloved Companion 
 
Carolyn Gaines 
The Modest Memoir of a Yankee Yenta 
 
Lawrence Goodheart
Murder on Trial, 1620-2002
Mad Yankees: The Hartford Institute for the Insane
19th Century Psychiatry, and The Solemn Sentence of Death
 
Fiction, mystery, suspense titles:
Voices
The Lost Diaries of Iris Weed
The Night Bus
The Big Payoff
Gemini Trip
The Shadow of the Palms
Death Under Par
Under Orion
Infected be the Air
Cross Check
Backfire
A Safe Place to Die
Time Lapse 
 
Historical Fiction
All the King's Ladies 
 
Historical
Discovering Hampton: A Connecticut Town 
 
Penny Newbury
Remember Me 
 
Beth Powning
The Sea Captain’s Wife 
Edge Seasons 
The Hatbox Letters 
Shadow Child: An Apprenticeship in Love and Loss Seeds of Another Summer
Home- Chronicles of a North Country Life 
 
Janet C. and James O. Robertson 
All Our Yesterdays: A Century of Family Life in an American Small Town 
 
Edwin Way Teale 
A Naturalist Buys an Old Farm 
Adventures in Nature; Selections from the Outdoor Writings of Edwin Way Teale
The American Seasons 
Audubon Wildlife; with selections from the writings of John James Audubon 
Autumn across America; A Naturalist’s Record of a 20,000-Mile Journey through the North American Autumn 
A Book about Bees
Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist’s Year
A Conscious Stillness: Two Naturalists on Thoreau’s Rivers
Days Without Time: Adventures of a Naturalist 
The Golden Throng: A Book about Bees
 
A.H. Wellewood (Bruce Bayne)
Conversations with Joe
The Well:  Memoirs of a Schizophrenic 
Online Resources
Staff
Assistant Librarian
Sonja Larsen
Chair
Margaret Haraghey
Vice-Chair
Sonja Larsen
Treasurer
Luci Ann Norton
Secretary
Anne Christie
Member
Lee Astin
Regina DeCesare
Melanie Johnston
Susan Hochstetter
Location
257 Main Street
Phone Number
860-455-1086
Email
library@hamptonct.org
Upcoming Events
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