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 Day.  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 Closed on 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 22, 2014

Holiday Closings

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

Wednesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: Open 10:00-2:00
Thursday, December 25 - Christmas Day: Closed
Friday, December 26* - Day After Christmas: Closed

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

*For your convenience, EHFPL will be open 10:00-6:00 on 12/26

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. Entries will be on display at EHFPL. 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!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Donate to the Friends of Rathbun Annual Drive!

Make a Tax-Free Donation to the Friends of Rathbun.  
100% of proceeds benefit the Rathbun Free Memorial Library!

The Friends of Rathbun is a volunteer group that supports the Library in a variety of ways, such as fund-raising events or donating volunteer hours in The Book Nook. Through their time and talents, the Friends help the Library expand its programs and services to our community of patrons and town residents.

Where Does the Money Go?
The Friends contribute funds quarterly so that the Library can purchase newspapers, magazines and museum passes, as well as underwriting other services such as the public copier. 

Fridays at 5:30 Summer Speaker Series
This is a special program that the Friends coordinate each summer, bringing such notable writers as Dominick Dunne, Lary Bloom and other writers to the Library for a convivial, informative time on the Back Lawn. Other activities on a yearly basis are the Annual Plant Sale in May and book sales at the Farmers' Market throughout the summer months.

The Book Nook
The Book Nook is our used book sale room that the Friends maintain in the lower level of the Library, and each year these sales generate additional funds that help the Library.

How Do I Become a Friend?
Simply stop by the Library and pick up a membership form -- it is that simple! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Light Up the Holidays this Friday!

HK Central IFC Mall Christmas ornaments decor balls Dec-2012Join the Rathbun Free Memorial Library and the East Haddam Community Lions for one of our town's greatest Holiday Traditions – Light Up the Holidays is here!
Ring in the holidays at our annual Light Up the Holidays Party and Silent Auction:

December 5

There are 60+ Holly Jolly Holiday Decorations up for silent auction. Deck your halls with great deals, and get into the holiday spirit by bidding – 100% of proceeds will be donated to Youth & Family Services, the East Haddam Food Bank, and Fuel Bank!