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Hartford Public Library Community Collections

Hartford Public Library maintains several Community Collections throughout the city at high traffic locations such as barber shops and shelters. Community Collection books may be borrowed or taken permanently. A library card is not required.

Betty Knox Apartments, 141 Woodland Street
Habitat for Humanity Financial Freedom Center, 780 Windsor Street
Head 2 Toe Hair Salon, 2087 Main Street 
Horace Bushnell Congrgate Homes, 51 Vine Street
Kings Hair Salon, 621 Farmington Avenue 
Marshall House, 10 Marshall Street
Mary Mahoney Village, 73-81 Vine Street
Mary Shepard Place, 1-106 Mary Shepard Place
Nelton Court Community Room, 32 Sandford Street
Norris Barbershop, 183 Barbour Street
North End Senior Center, 80 Coventry Street
Open Hearth, 150 Charter Oak Avenue
Parker Memorial Center, 2621 Main Street
Shalimar Barber & Beauty Salon, 653 Blue Hills Avenue 
Willie Ware Community Center, 697 Windsor Avenue
Your Laundromat in Unity Plaza, 291 Barbour Street


Holidays & Closings, July 2019-June 2020

Wednesday July 3, 2019: Close at 5:00 p.m.   

Thursday, July 4, 2019: Independence Day   

Monday, September 2, 2019: Labor Day   

Friday, November 1, 2019: Staff Day   

Monday, November 11, 2019: Veteran’s Day    

Wednesday, November 27, 2019: Close at 5:00 p.m.   

Thursday, November 28, 2019: Thanksgiving   

Tuesday, December 24, 2019: Christmas Eve   

Wednesday, December 25, 2019: Christmas Day   

Tuesday, December 31, 2019: Close at 5:00 p.m.   

Wednesday, January 1, 2020: New Year’s Day   

Monday, January 20, 2020: Martin Luther King’s Day   

Monday, February 17, 2020: Presidents’ Day   

Friday, April 10, 2020: Good Friday   

Sunday, April 12, 2020: Easter    

Monday, May 25, 2020: Memorial Day


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