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Stafford Library is OPEN!

Stafford Library is OPEN!
Yes, we are open to the public.

To ensure the safety of our staff and patrons, the following Coronavirus guidelines have been established:

• If you are not feeling well, please stay home.

• Everyone must wear a face mask in the library.

• We are asking patrons to limit the time they spend in the library to no more than 1 hour per day.

• Curbside service is still be available (see hours below) for those who cannot wear a mask or who do not feel comfortable coming in to the library.

• Due to social distancing, there are a restricted number of computers available (computer use is limited to 1 hour per day and the computers automatically shut down 15 minutes before we close).

• Please return library items in our book drops (located on either side of the main entrance). Do not bring returns into the library as these items need to be quarantined before being checked in.

• Social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained between you and others in the library.

• Please follow all directional signs while in the library.

We have new amended hours (Mon, Wed, Fri 10-5; Tues, Thur 10-8; Sat 10-1).

Your patience and cooperation is appreciated.

Curbside Pickup

Curbside pickup hours:

--Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:15 am-4:45 pm
--Tuesday and Thursday 10:15 am-7:45 pm
--Saturday 10:15 am-12:45 pm

• Library patrons can request up to 10 books and/or up to 5 DVDs by placing holds using our online catalog, by email, or by calling the library. Patrons will be notified when their holds are ready.

• Patrons should call the library (during the curbside hours listed above) to let us know they are in the driveway in front of the library. Patrons are to remain in their vehicles.

• Staff will take the patron's bagged items outside and place them on a cart that will be located under the overhang at the front entrance. Once staff move away from the cart, patrons can get out of their vehicle and retrieve their items.

• Use our book drops (located on either side of the main entrance) to return items; do not leave them on the cart. Returned items will be quarantined before being checked in.

Accommodations can be made to provide you with simple photocopying, printing, scanning and faxing through curbside service if you are unable to come into the library. Call for more information or email documents, along with instructions, to

We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

Zoom Pajama Story Time - Tues. 3/2 @ 6:30 pm

Zoom Pajama Story Time - Tues. 3/2 @ 6:30 pm
We're celebrating Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday! Join Ms. Jess via zoom for Dr. Seuss stories. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animals!

Registration required. Please email to register by March 1st. Zoom invite will be emailed two hours before the program starts.

Facebook LIVE Virtual Sensory Story Time - Sat. 3/6 @ 10:30 am

Facebook LIVE Virtual Sensory Story Time -  Sat. 3/6 @ 10:30 am
Join us for a LIVE Virtual Sensory Story Time on the Stafford Library's Facebook page this month with music therapist Renee Coro!

Taste of the Irish Cooking Festival - Sat. 3/13 @ 3 pm

Taste of the Irish Cooking Festival - Sat. 3/13 @ 3 pm
Visit the Stafford Library's Facebook page for a LIVE cooking demonstration with Simply Creative Chef Rob Scott. Follow along as he prepares delicious St. Patrick's Day dishes.

*Irish Soda Bread Muffins
*Corned Beef and Cabbage
*Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies
*Peppermint Shake

Recipes are available for pickup or on the library's Facebook page. If you would like an emailed copy please send request to

Tax Forms

Tax Forms
We have a limited quantity of Federal 1040 tax forms and instruction booklets available.

Unfortunately, we have been informed by the CT Department of Revenue Services that they will NOT be providing libraries with paper booklets and tax forms this year.

You may call CT DRS during normal business hours (Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm) to request paper forms be sent to you by mail:

860-297-5962 (from anywhere)

800-382-9463 (CT calls outside the Greater Hartford calling area)

Free Tax Help For Qualifying Stafford Residents

Free Tax Help For Qualifying Stafford Residents
The Stafford Library is once again hosting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. This is a free tax return preparation service available for qualifying Stafford residents, generally those with a household income of up to $57,000.

Hours are Thursdays 4:30-6:00 pm and Saturdays 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

Call the library to book your appointment - no walk-ins.


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Upcoming Library Events
All on-site events are temporarily on hold due to the Covid-19 Crisis.
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