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Access thousands of digital resources for free via your #RockyHill library card!
If you don't have a Cora J. Belden Library card and you are a Rocky Hill resident, get a digital card to access our online resources by CLICKING HERE.

After filling out the form, you will receive a temporary library card number that will give full access to the majority of e-Resources from your phone, tablet, or laptop, including OverDrive / Libby books and more.

This e-Card will be good for 90 days. At that time please bring proof of residency, such as a photo I.D., utility bill, or other official mail, to the library. We will then provide you with your permanent card. Email with any questions.


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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.

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Black Creators Series: Conversations with Black Authors - Online

The Black Creators Series highlights the work of Black authors and illustrators monthly through June. Sonja Cherry-Paul will lead discussions with children’s book creators about their work & the powerful ways their books can transform lives. Click HERE for more information and a schedule of events.

Getting Started with Windows 10 - via Zoom

Have you recently upgraded to Windows 10 and are feeling lost with the new interface? Maybe you feel comfortable but want to know how you can utilize more of Windows 10's features? If so, join us for this one-hour introductory class via Zoom! May 18 @ 2:00. Register here.

Moving Beyond Anxiety with Asha Patlikh - via Zoom

Join us for a special presentation on Zoom with Asha Patlikh, LMFT, of Creative Counseling, llc. Asha will discuss a method of improving anxiety called "SPACE", or Soft Positive Active and Clear Energy. May 20 @ 6:30. Register here!

Toddler Car Wash - Outdoors In Person

Listen to a story, dance to some sudsy songs and then decorate your own car to run it through the “car wash.” This program will be held outside the library! Masks must be worn and please social distance between families. Recommended for families with children ages 2-6. May 22 @ 11:00. Register here!

Crafty Kids - via Zoom

Join us to create some amazing 3D projects out of paper! We'll be creating Doodle Cubes, Kaleidocycles, and Paper Globes. This program includes a Crafty Kids Kit, which can be picked up the week before the program. Recommended for kids ages 6-12. May 24 @ 4:30. Register here!

Wildlife and Connecticut’s Changing Landscape - via Zoom

Connecticut's natural landscape is constantly changing, and our wildlife is changing with it. From the return of bears and bobcats, to the loss of forests to development, come join us via Zoom to learn more with Master Wildlife Conservationist, Paul Colburn. May 25 @ 6:30. Register here!

Buying a New Computer 101 - via Zoom

Are you in the market for a new computer or laptop but you don’t know the difference between an HDD and an SSD, or 4GB of RAM vs. 16GB of RAM? Join us via Zoom to learn all the essentials when it comes to buying a new computer or laptop! May 27 @ 6:30. Click here to register.

Microsoft Office Basics - via Zoom

Join us via Zoom on Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in June to learn Microsoft Office Basics! We will go over Word (June 1), Excel (June 8), and PowerPoint (June 15) each on a different week. These classes will be taught using Office 2016. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Keep Your Garden Happy and Healthy - via Zoom

Join us via Zoom as CT garden expert Jillian Shea of PlantHer Garden Coaching gives you an easy-to-follow checklist for growing food in any size space while sharing some tricks of the trade to keep growing with confidence. June 1 @ 7:00. Register here!

Teddy Bear Picnic - Outside In Person

Bring your teddy bear (or stuffed animal) to a storytime! Sing some songs, dance to some music, hear a story and experience some bubble magic! Recommended for families with children ages 0-5. Thursdays in June @ 11:00. Register here!

Contact Information

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

Mary Hogan, MS(LIS), MPA
Director of the Library

Phone: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623
Text:    860-935-2754
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