Slater Library and Fanning Annex        

  26 Main St. Jewett City,  CT 06351             (860) 376-0024

                                                   September is Library Card Sign-up Month!                                                     Residents of Griswold and Lisbon age 5+ are invited to stop in and sign up for a card.                           All you need is an ID with your Griswold or Lisbon address.

Save the date for the Friends of Slater Library Book and Yard Sale:

September 30, 2023 from 9 am-2 pm

and scroll down to the bottom of the page to check out our fall schedule of 

"Slater After Hours for Adults and Teens!"

Library Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Noon - 5:30 pm

Thursday: Noon - 6:30 pm

 Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm


State Representative Brian Lanoue Office Hours @ Slater Library (please note the change in meeting day)

                      When: First and second Thursdays (subject to last minute change)

                                                               TIME: 5:00-6:15 pm*

                                                           *last walk-in at 6:00 pm

       Tech Time with Tonya Wednesday afternoons from 4-5 pm. 

    Call the library to sign up for help with your technology questions!

 Now is a great time to sign up for a library card!

Residents of Griswold and Lisbon age 5+ are invited to stop in 

and sign up for a card.

All you need is an ID with your Griswold or Lisbon address.

Your library card give you access to books, DVDs, magazines and audiobooks as well as ebooks through Libby, our digital platform.

You can check the available books and DVDs on our online catalog 

@ or by downloading the Acorn Catalog App 

to your phone or tablet.

 You can also call the library @ (860) 376-0024 to request the materials that 

you would like to check out. 

A librarian will call you back to let you know which items are available.

Slater Library is now a hub for the Connecticut Library for Accessible Books

The Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB), formerly the Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).  CT LAB lends books and magazines in audio and braille formats, for free, to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read regular print due to a visual, reading, or physical disability.

Readers register with CT LAB and materials are delivered to individuals via U.S. mail or are downloaded by patrons to their personal computers and mobile devices.  The NLS collection includes nonfiction, fiction, bestsellers, magazines, and the NLS music section.  Titles are available in a variety of world languages.  The collection is intended to appeal to patrons of all ages. 

Slater Library offers demonstrations on the Audio Playback machine offered by the CT Library for Accessible Books. We can also assist in filling out the Application for Free Library Services (for Individuals) and sign the application as a certifying authority. For more information please call the library @ (860) 376-0024.

Website for CT Library for Accessible Books:

Applications for CT Library for Accessible Books:

Children's Events:

"Let's Lego" 

Get creative with the library's Legos and build something 

to put on display here at Slater!

Currently Tuesdays from 3-5 pm, but we are moving to Mondays 

beginning September 11th! No sign-up required.

Baby and Me

Songs, Rhymes and Stories for Ages 6-18 months and caregivers!

Tuesdays @ 9:30 am 9/19-11/28 (no class 11/7), sign up is required.


 Call to sign up  @ (860)376-0024

Toddler Story Time with Mrs. Brown

Tuesdays @ 10:30 9/19-11/28 (no class 11/7)

Ages 2-3 with siblings welcome

Music, Movement, Stories and Songs

Drop-in, no sign-up required.


Saturday Story Time

Enjoy some wonderful stories with our children's librarians

on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10:30 am.

Drop in! Upcoming Story Times: 9/9, 10/14, (closed 11/11) and 12/9 @ 10:30 am

Wee Play Group Play! Fridays at 11 am.

A great way to introduce your children to the library!

An informal time where you can play with toys, check out books,

and connect with other caregivers!

Slater Library has added 7 STEAM Kits containing books, educational games and puzzles to our children's collection! Parents and Caregivers may check out these kits for a two week period. These kits, encompassing science, technology, engineering, arts and math cover a variety of themes. Find all the details on our "Children's Department" page. 

Weekly Program for All Ages: Chess Club, Saturdays 10:30am-1:30pm . A drop-in program for all abilities and ages. Not a learn to play program. Stop by to check it out!              

     Teen and Adult Events:

Yarn and Darn! Next date: October 20, 2023

Third Fridays 3-4 PM

We are meeting on the third Friday of the month. Bring any hand work that you are working on: knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing - you name it!

             Book Clubs @ Slater Library

First Mondays @ 1:00 pm- October meeting is 10/2/23

Second Fridays @ 1:30 pm- Next meeting 10/13/23

                  Historical Fiction Book Club Last Thursdays @ 5:30pm-6:30pm; next meeting: 9/28/23

Call (860) 376-0024 to sign-up. Books will be available a few weeks before the meeting. Staff will contact participants when books are available to pick up. 

Slater After Hours for Adults and Teens:

September 26th @ 6 pm: Fashion in Fiction: Jane Austen's Regency Era presented by Kandie Carle, the Victorian Lady
Tuesday, October 10th @ 6 pm:  True Ghost Stories of ConnecticutA paranormal orientation and seminar with ghost hunting equipment, an author reading and a full paranormal investigating/ghost-hunting event! Presented by Charles F. Rosenay (the Showman) and Nick Grossman (the Shaman)

Tuesday, October 24th @ 6 pm: Caring for Our Wild Winter Birds w/ CT Audubon's Andy RzeznikiewiczLearn about proper bird feeding techniques for our New England winters.

Tuesday, November 14th  @ 6 pm:

All About Opossums - Backyard Wildlife w/ Pam Lefferts from Ferncroft Wildlife Rescue, for all ages. Meet and learn about these wonderful animals!

Contact Slater Library @ (860) 376-0024 to reserve a seat for any of these programs; space is limited.

Interested in learning more about your family's history 

from the comfort of your own home?

Introducing HeritageQuest powered by Ancestry! 

Use your Slater Library card to create an account

            and start exploring the billions of records, like census data,

                              city directories, wills, probate and immigration information.

Click on the link below to access HeritageQuest and use your barcode to sign-in!

Would you like to know what new books, audio books and movies are in the library every week? Try Wowbrary!

 Wowbrary is a weekly email newsletter that lets you know about 

all the new books, audiobooks and DVDs that Slater Library has to offer!

                                      Sign up at

The Libby app and the Palace Project app* offer an outstanding selection of ebooks and audiobooks. The Libby app is available with your valid library card to download books and audiobooks on your phone or tablet. 

*The Palace Project app replaces the Simple E app which has been discontinued and does not require a library card but has a selection of free ebooks and

 audiobooks under "Palace Bookshelf." 

                 Library Director - Rebecca Jusseaume

                Children's Librarian - Kathleen Brown