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Important Opening Information

We are now open for limited use. We are offering in-person checkouts and computer usage by appointments.

In Person Checkouts:

  • Browse our newly curated displays and check out items with our Dash-in & Dash-out service. Please bring your library card.
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Computer Use - By Appointment Only:

  • One hour appointments are available to use computers and / or printers. Please book online or by calling 860-258-7623. Please bring exact change or small bills to make printouts / copies.
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Library 2 Go Service:

  • We are still offering curbside service. Please call 860-258-7621, ext #2 to arrange a pickup.
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:45 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Please use the outside book drop bins for library item returns. Please note: We are quarantining all items for 7 days or more. We are backdating and no fines will be incurred. Please DO NOT place donations / other items in the book drop bins.

Masks must be worn at all times and 6-foot 
social distancing is required. 
Read more about these services being offered in the latest edition of our newsletter. Contact us at 860-258-7621 with any questions. We are here to serve you. 

Please Note: Dates and Times are Subject to Change

Downloadable Media

We have a variety of ebooks, audiobooks and e-magazines that can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device. 

Questions? Call the Information Desk, or come in with your device.  We'd be happy to demonstrate these resources for you. 

Research Tools

The Cora J. Belden Library provides free online resources to educate and inspire you.

  • Our Databases provide access to articles and information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Our E-Learning resources will help you learn new skills and prepare for exams and interviews.
  • Our Recommended Websites provide a sampling of favorite sites chosen by our librarians.

Featured Library News

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Rocky Hill Drive-in Movie Event: Interactive Hocus Pocus!

Enjoy a very special drive-in movie at the RHHS parking lot - the perennial fall favorite Hocus Pocus. The Parks & Rec Dept will give each car a bag full of candy, snacks, a voucher for a free pumpkin, and more! October 24 at 6:00. Please click HERE to learn more and register.

Science Explorers! - on Zoom

Explore the world of science through this interactive program, held Mondays on Zoom. Each session we will investigate a different scientific topic and complete at least two projects, both of which can be picked up at the library after registration. Best suited for ages 5-10. Please register HERE!

Virtual Adult Music Bingo: Halloween Edition! - on Zoom

Your favorite DJs are back and we are conjuring up another great night of music in this Zoom program! We'll be spinning the biggest #1 Billboard hits through the decades. Listen to song clips, match them to your card and you could win a gift card on us! October 29 at 7:00. Please register HERE.

Tips for a Successful Interview - on Zoom

This Zoom workshop will address many topics related to virtual job interviews, including ideal locations and conditions for conducting the interview, the importance of body language, technology overviews, appropriate dress codes, and strategies to build confidence. November 2 at 6:30. Register HERE.

Mother & Daughter Book Club - on Zoom

Our Mother & Daughter Book Club book is Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer! Start reading then join us for lively discussions, activities, friendship and fun on November 4 at 6:00 on Zoom! Open to girls in 6th to 8th grade and their moms. Click here for more info and to register!

Mother Goose on the Loose - Online with Zoom

Mother Goose on the Loose is a nursery rhyme program that will help your child gain pre-reading skills. Join us on Thursdays at 10:00 for fun songs, rhymes and a story. Recommended for babies to three year old (or older) children with a parent or caregiver. Visit our online calendar to register.

LEGO Club - on Zoom

Join us on Zoom for LEGO challenges and projects, plus share your own creations! Recommended for ages 5-10. To participate, you'll need LEGO bricks - any pieces, but bring a variety! Tuesdays at 4:30, September 15 through December 29. Visit our online calendar to register.

Contact Information

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Hogan, Director of the Library
Phone: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623
Text:    860-935-2754
Live Chat:    CLICK HERE


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