Monday, December 20, 2010

Library hours for the last two weeks of 2011...

Monday, December 20th - 10AM-1PM & 3-8PM
Tuesday, December 21st - 3-8PM
Wednesday, December 22nd - 10AM-8PM
Thursday, December 23rd - 3-8PM
Friday, December 24th - CLOSED
Saturday, December 25th - MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Monday, December 27th - 10AM-1PM & 3-8PM
Tuesday, December 28th - 3-8PM
Wednesday, December 29th - 10AM-8PM
Thursday, December 30th - 3-8PM
Friday, December 31st - 10AM-1PM only
Saturday, January 1st - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Christmas book discussion...

Our next book discussion for adults will be held on Monday, December 13th at 6:30PM, and the book we've selected is A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. Bring your own beverage -- we'll provide some snacks. Copies are available at the circulation sure to ask, and bring yours home today...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hours for Thanksgiving Week...

Monday: 10AM-1PM & 3-8PM
Tuesday: 3-8PM
Wednesday: 10AM-4PM only
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED

Monday, November 08, 2010

Library closed November 11th...

Remember, the library will be closed on Thursday, November 11th in observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen on Friday, November 12th at 10AM.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

WANTED: Knitters, Crocheters, Cross-stitchers...

Do you like to knit or crochet?

How about needlepoint or cross-stitch?

The Andover Public Library wants to start a stitchers’ group this fall, and we’re looking for your input:

Would you like to participate?

When would you like to meet…

Mornings? Afternoons? Evenings?

To have your opinion heard, call the library at (860)742-7428 and/or come to an informal, informational meeting on

Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 2PM.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Open on Saturdays!

As of last September 11th, the library is once again open every Saturday from 10AM-4PM (in addition to our regular during-the-week hours). Stop by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FREE Grass Routes show -- Friday, August 27th

The Andover Friends of the Library will present a concert featuring Connecticut Bluegrass band, Grass Routes on Friday, August 27th @ 6:30PM. This show will be held at the Andover Gazebo (located on School Road in front of the Andover Elementary School and adjacent to the Andover Town Hall). Bring your blankets and chairs -- if it rains, the show will be held in the community room at town hall.

Grass Routes played a show at the gazebo last August for more than 100 folks. Won't you join them this year?

For more info, call the library at 860-742-7428.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Susan Campbell visits Andover PL -- Tuesday, 8/10

Andover Public Library welcomes Hartford Courant columnist and author of Dating Jesus,

Tuesday, August 10th -- 6:30PM

This is part of the Connecticut Author Trail (CAT). Copies of Dating Jesus are available at the circulation desk if you'd like to borrow one to read. To learn more about the eleven libraries throughout eastern CT who are hosting CAT events, click here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Independence Day closing

In observance of Independence Day, the library will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2010. Please note that we're also closed on Saturdays in July and August.
We'll reopen on Tuesday, July 6th at 3PM.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Book discussion with the author -- "Tell Me When It Hurts"

Join us this Monday, June 28th at 6:30PM as we welcome Andover's own Christine Whitehead back to the library to discuss her first novel, Tell Me When It Hurts.
There are still a couple of copies available at the circulation desk -- just ask!
See you Monday!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Won't you be our Friend?

The Andover PL now has a Facebook page. If you have one, why not take a second and "Friend" us? Find library info, pictures, and more by searching, "Andover Public Library (CT)" on Facebook or try clicking here...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Memorial Day closings

In observance of Memorial Day, the Andover Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2010 as well as Saturday, May 29, 2010. We'll reopen on Tuesday, June 1st at 3PM.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Revisiting Huck...

The next book to be discussed at the Andover Public Library will be The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. After reading The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer at our April discussion as part of the Hartford Region's BIG READ 2010, those who participated in our meeting thought it would be enjoyable to catch up with Huck Finn, as well. We'll meet on Monday, May 24th at 6:30PM. If you need a copy of the book, check at the circulation desk. Join us!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Friends' auction a big success...

Thanks to everyone who donated an item, baked a cookie or other goody, purchased a 50/50 ticket, a baked good, or some pizza, or successfully bid on an item at last Friday's Friends of the Library's annual fundraising auction. The totals have been added, and it looks like the Friends made a total of $2,750! At their annual meeting coming up on May 17th, the group will decide how to spend the money. We'll keep you posted on how that goes...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Big Friends' fundraiser...this Friday, 4/30...

Be sure to support the Andover Friends of the Library's annual GOODS & SERVICES AUCTION. It happens this Friday, April 30th at the Andover Elementary School Cafeteria beginning at 6:30PM (preview starts at 6PM). Each year, this Friends' fundraiser raises money to support the library's purchases of things like museum passes, books on CD, DVDs, and a whole lot more. Won't you consider stopping by? You may even find an amazing bargain...and you'll feel good about your purchase, too.
A list of some of the items up for bid can be found by clicking here.
See you there!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Talkin' 'bout Tom Sawyer -- Monday, April 19th...

2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's death, and so, The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer was chosen as the Hartford region's BIG READ pick for 2010. If you've not read any Twain since high school (or, perhaps, even since childhood), consider joining in our book discussion of the adventures of Tom, Huck, and Becky on Monday, April 19th @ 6:30PM. We'll provide the snacks -- you bring your own beverage.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Snapshot Day -- the results

As you probably know, Andover PL participated in Connecticut's Snapshot Day for libraries last month. The folks who organized all of this picture-taking and surveying of patrons (namely, the CT State Library, along with the CT Library Consortium and the CT Library Association) will soon be launching a website compiling a lot of the data and photos taken at various libraries. In the meantime, though, here are a couple of snapshots taken here at Andover PL:

Here's a link to see all of our Andover PL snapshots as posted to the State Library's Flickr account:

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Smile! Snapshot Day is coming...

On Wednesday, February 17th, the Andover Public Library will be taking a 'snapshot' of our activities. From now 'til next Wednesday, we invite you to fill out a brief questionnaire each time you visit the library. There is a checklist of choices on each form, but also a space where you can leave some commentary, if you'd like. Libraries in other CT towns and communities will also be conducting their own "Snapshot" days in February. The purpose is to gather information which may be used to support CT libraries in the upcoming legislative session, and this project is a joint effort of the Connecticut Library Association, the Connecticut State Libary, and the Connecticut Library Consortium. Results and pictures gathered by the state's libraries will be posted online at after March 10th. Be sure to visit the library anytime, but especially on February 17th!

Library closed - Monday, 2/15/2010

In observance of Presidents Day, the Andover Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2010. We'll reopen at 3PM on Tuesday, February 16th.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

LIBRARY CLOSED TODAY -- Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Looks like we're going to join the rest of the State today and close the library. We hope to reopen on Thursday, February 11th at 3PM.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Andover PL welcomes author Christine M. Whitehead...

Join us on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 as the Andover Public Library welcomes local author, Christine M. Whitehead, whose novel called Tell Me When It Hurts was recently published. We'll begin with a question & answer session about 6:30PM, and after, Ms. Whitehead will have copies of her book available for sale (and signature). No need to RSVP. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Andover Public Library.

For more information, call the library at 860-742-7428, or visit our website:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Library closed - Monday, 1/18/2010

The library will be closed Monday, January 18th, 2010 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We'll reopen on Tuesday, January 19th at 3PM.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

LIBRARY CLOSED TODAY -- January 2, 2010

As the snow continues to fall in eastern CT, the library will not be opening at 10AM. There is a slight possibility that we'll be able to open the library by 1PM, but we'll have to reassess the situation around noon.
UPDATE: as of 12:43PM, it is still snowing. The library WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.