Need a Book Now? Learning & Entertainment

…you’re in luck, despite our doors being closed. We have many digital options available, that allow you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Some allow you to stream titles immediately, or download to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily.

Due dates have been extended to July 1, but are now on our regular schedule.  Subscribe to our mailing list here to be the first to know of news and developments.

 Curbside service is available
 
Use any of the library’s means of communication to ask for materials Monday through Friday 10 am  to 4 pm.
The best way is to use the Evergreen catalog with your library card.
You can text: 475-215-2754
You can call: 203-426-4533
You can chat right here on our website – just click “Ask A Librarian”
You can email: help@chboothlibrary.org

When your items have been retrieved, you will be contacted to set up a pickup time on our front lawn on Main Street at our tent.  Pickups are by appointment only Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Thursdays we provide the service from noon to 7 p.m., and we now do Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please let us know if you require assistance or your items delivered to your trunk.

Patio grab-and-go service is available

We are just beginning to roll out a grab-and-go patio browsing service! Hours for patio service are: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays noon to 4 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This service is also VERY weather dependent, so if it is really really hot outside, or rain is forecast, please give us a call first.

Returns

Our 24/7 bookdrop is now open!  Please find it in our back parking lot, a bit further down than it used to be.

Please no donations at this time.

Follow the Young Adult department’s new Instagram account for YA-specific news, book recommendations, and more fun stuff!

Check out our Digital Branch !  Want suggestions and lists?  Visit our new For Readers page!

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Need a library card to access online resources?

Apply Online

Borrow digital library materials 24/7 from:

  • Hoopla has movies, TV, music albums, audiobooks, e-books, and comics/graphic novels. No hold lists and an easy sign up. Six checkouts per patron per month with their app or website.  Through the end of April, there’s a section of bonus borrows that don’t count towards your 6 checkouts!  Many of them are cookbooks and wellness books to help you in your staying home!
  • Kanopy offers a variety of movies, documentaries, and even Great Courses! No hold lists, and easy to sign up. Seven checkouts per patron per month.  Plus, there’s a set of credit-free viewing movies that do not count towards your 7, plus Kanopy Kids!
  • OverDrive offers thousands of titles, available digitally as e-books and audiobooks to download on a wide variety of devices. Check out items through the Libby app or website or the library’s catalog.
  • TumbleBooks is an online collection of e-books for children that features over 250 animated, talking picture books.  The site also includes Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles. Your library card gives you unlimited access to TumbleBooks, here in the library, from your home computer or on your mobile device.

PLUS! Get free temporary access to the following:

  • Ancestry – Normally available only within the library, right now you can research your family tree from the comfort of your own home!
  • Kirkus Reviews – Get digital access to book reviews, recommendations, and the latest literary news from a trusted voice in book discovery!
  • ReferenceUSA provides data on businesses, consumers, healthcare providers, new movers & homeowners, as well as historical business information – vital information on every business & consumer in the United States & Canada!
  • TumbleMath – A collection of math-related interactive picture ebooks for grades K-6.
  • TeenBookCloud – A collection of ebooks specially curated for grades 7-12. For leisure, and for education.
  • AudioBookCloud – Audiobooks for all ages, with no wait times.
  • RomanceBookCloud – A huge collection of Romance novels for our grown-up patrons!
  • And, these ABDO resources for distance learning:
Abdo Digital Elementary Bookshelf Abdo Digital Secondary Bookshelf Abdo Zoom Online Databases

A Note On Privacy

The library cares about your privacy! As you discover and sign up for newly-available digital resources, please keep in mind the various privacy policies that these platforms have in place, so you can protect your digital life.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a great article discussing privacy issues related to online tools you might be using during this crisis.


Thank you to the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, whose amazing support helps us to offer these services!

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