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About the Hartland Public Library

History

There has been a library collection in Hartland since 1903. Materials were originally housed in the Hartland Town Hall. From 1935 to 1990, the collection was located on Commercial Street, in the building now occupied by the Irving Tanning Outlet.

In 1991, the library moved to its current location on Mill Street. Thanks to a generous donation from the Irving Tanning Company, a 2,880 square foot addition was completed in 1995 to provide space for a community room and children's materials.

The library has approximately 35,000 items and 7public computers with Internet Access.

Mission

It is the mission of the Hartland Public Library to assemble, organize, preserve and make easily available books and other materials which will best meet the needs of the community.

Library Cards & Loan Policies

Library Cards

  • Library services are free to residents of Hartland and Saint Albans.

  • Nonresidents may purchase borrower cards for an annual fee of $30.

  • Identification (with a current street address) is required when applying for a borrower card. Children under age 18 also need a parent's signature.

Loan Policies

  • Borrowed items may be kept for 2 weeks and may be renewed once for the same period.

  • Overdue materials are subject to a fine of 5 cents per item per day.

  • Borrowers will be billed for the cost of replacing damaged or lost materials. A certified letter is sent after a suitable time frame. This will be followed by a complaint filed with the Somerset County Sheriff's Department for theft of library materials.


Helping the Library

  • Volunteering
    The library is supported by wonderful volunteers. Please contact the librarian if you are interested in donating your time.

  • Material donations
    The library welcomes donations of books, audio books, and videos. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse donations if they are significantly outdated, mildewed, dirty or have an odor. We triage all donated items. Some are added to the collection, others are sold online, some are swapped through sites like paperbackswap.com, some are sent to Betterworldbooks for consignment, some are placed in our free for the taking corner and everything not taken from that area is eventually taken to the Salvation Army store in Newport. In short, we make every effort to find the best possible use for anything given to us. In the past two years, we have given approximately 1500 bookls to local kids. We have also generated about $4500 each year through selling online and every cent has been reinvested in the library, either to expand the collection or to fund programs and supplies.

  • Cash donations
    The library is grateful for cash donations in any amount. Library supporters who donate $100.00 or more will receive an engraved leaf on the library's Giving Tree.


Meeting Room Use

There is a meeting room in the basement of the library.
Please see our Meeting Room Use policy for more information.
Contact the librarian for availability.


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Updated 8/26/2016