Welcome to the East Haddam Free Public Library

Your Friendly Neighborhood Library
18 Plains Road | Moodus, CT 06469
Staff@ehfpl.org | 860-873-8248

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Libraries Closed

EHFPL and Rathbun Library will be closed today, Saturday 1/24, due to snow. Please stay home, and be safe. The libraries will be open on Monday at 10:00am.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

We Love the Libraries Party!

The Friends of EHFPL & Friends of Rathbun would like to invite everyone in town to a special celebration in honor of our wonderful East Haddam Library System.  With the two libraries officially on the LION Consortium as of February 1st, the Friends would like to recognize the hard work and dedication of the staff during this monumental transition. 

Please join us on Sunday, February 8th at 2:00pm* at the East Haddam Grange Hall to show our appreciation for the East Haddam Library System. The Friends are calling the event the We Love the Libraries Party, in honor of Valentine’s DayFinger foods will be available, but please bring a dish to share. Sign-up sheets are available at the Rathbun & EHFPL circulation desks.

Please RSVP by January 30th and bring a small refreshment to the event. 

See you at the party!   

*Snow/Bad Weather Date is Sunday, February 15th 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Library Will Be Closed for MLK Jr Day

Just a reminder, Rathbun & EHFPL will be closed on Monday, January 19th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Nerd Night (Featuring Super Smash Wii-U)

Are you ready to have a fun, geeky time at Your Friendly Neighborhood Library?
Good news, Tuesday (12/30) from 6-8pm is Nerd Night at EHFPL!

The Nintendo Wii U will be setup with 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Board games will be available for those in the mood to conquer the world, solve a murder, get a life, or check a king. Gamers are also encouraged to bring their DS or 3DS to partake in some multiplayer Smash or Pokemon (any generation) with friends. It's also a great time to relax, play some Magic the Gathering, eat some snacks, and spend time with friends.

Nerd Night 
Tuesday, December 30

Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Hootenanny #6!

EHFPL's Annual Family Holiday Bash

Join Your Friendly Neighborhood Librarians for our favorite annual event, EHFPL’s Holiday Hootenanny. Relax, play games, enjoy snacks, and have a good time. 

A Friendly Neighborhood Christmas Party
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

And then stick around for…
 A Very Special Holiday Special
Time for something a little different. Come and see a vintage Claymation holiday special that kids will love and adults will love to laugh at. Rudolph embarks on a time-travel adventure with a questionable premise to save yet another winter holiday. (All Ages)

The East Haddam Library System would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season. EHFPL will be closed in honor of the following holidays:

Wednesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve*: Closed
Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day: Closed

Wednesday, December 31st - New Year's Eve - Open 10:00-2:00
Thursday, January 1st - New Year's Day - Closed

*For your convenience, Rathbun Library will be open 10:00-2:00 on 12/24

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Garden Club Photo Contest

The East Haddam Garden Club's annual photo contest is coming to your Friendly Neighborhood Library System. Digital Entries will be on display at EHFPL and Physical Entries will be at the Rathbun Library. For more details, click the link:


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Book Club

EHLS Book Club at the East Haddam Town Tavern is next Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6:30. The book of the month is "Something from the Oven" copies are available at both libraries. See you there!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holiday Closings

Just a reminder - The East Haddam Libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving Weekend.

Wednesday (11/26): Open 10:00-2:00
Thursday-Saturday: Closed

We will reopen on Monday, December 1st. Have a safe & Happy Turkey Day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Family Night on Moodus Green

December 3rd

On Wednesday, Dec. 3 beginning at 6 p.m., join your friends and neighbors for the annual Family Night on the Moodus Green.

This fun-filled event begins with a parade that kicks off at 6 p.m. that includes the Moodus Drum & Fife Corps., East Haddam Volunteer Fire Dept. and of course, the Clauses – Santa and his wife. 
First Selectman Mark Walter will greet the crowd, and then holiday songs & Christmas carols will be sung by local chorus students, followed by the traditional tree lighting on the Moodus Green.
The rest of the event, which comes to a close at 8 p.m., will include more fun – such as meeting Santa at the Methodist Church (hosted by Youth & Family Services) and a visit with Mrs. Claus at the East Haddam Free Public Library.

Children can make reindeer food and decorate cookies at the East Haddam Little Village preschool, and all can enjoy a dessert downstairs at the Moodus United Methodist Church.

An exciting new addition this year is Letters to Santa. Our friends at East Haddam Parks & Rec will be delivering letters to the North Pole. Simply bring your Christmas wish list to EHFPL during the event (or write one while you’re waiting to meet Mrs. Claus), and you’ll get a personal response from Santa (be sure to include your name and address).

Thanks to everyone who makes this free, family friendly event possible. We’ll see you December 3rd at 6:00, Happy Holidays!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Mrs. Claus is coming to town!

December 3rd

Meet Mrs. Claus at EHFPL, she'll have some small toys for everyone! :)

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