Public Library


355 Route 6, P.O. Box 117, Andover, CT. 06232-0117
Phone (860) 742-7428
Director: Amy Orlomoski



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Tue & Thr – Noon-8pm
Friday- CLOSED
Sat – 10am-2 pm

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Support the Library: Become a Friend in 2016!

2016 Andover Friends Of The Library membership form

The 2016 membership campaign is officially underway and attached is the membership form. Hoping you’ll take a minute to join and/or renew your membership and support of our wonderful Andover Public Library.

Membership categories include:

OLDE Friend (senior) $3,
YOUNG Friend (student) $3
GOOD Friend (individual) $5
FAMILY Friend $10,
BUSINESS Friend $25,
LIFELONG* Friend $150 and
BFF* Best Friend Forever (patron) $500.
*Lifelong and BFF members include a Library Friends nylon tote bag.

As you know, the Library Friends sponsor fundraisers, events and special projects (such as Santa and Mrs. Claus visit, Subway, Barnes & Noble gift wrapping, raffles and auction) to generate public interest in the library and secure materials that are beyond the scope of its regular budget.

The Friends of the Library would like to say a heartfelt thank you for all the bequests we received during this past year. ¬†Support for the Friends allows us to continue with our ongoing financial support for new books and DVD’s, children and adult programs, museum and other passes, an education scholarship or an Andover high school senior and a free summer concert. ¬†This past year the Friends refurbished and spruced up the lower level of the library for our younger patrons and programming presentations.

For 2016, the Library Friends have plans to purchase rolling shelves for the children’s room, a wireless sound system to use for programs and other library events. ¬†We hope also to sponsor a brick paver fundraiser this spring to enhanced the landscaping around our sign on Rte. 6. ¬†We welcome your ideas and suggestions.

Participating as a Library Friend means as little or as much as you wish. ¬†Volunteer opportunities include: baking, chairing 1 fundraiser or a committee, gardening, communications, handiwork and more. ¬†Hope you’re able to join in.

Thanks for being a friend!

Gretchen Stein, President

Andover Friends of the Library

Andover Public Library

In January 1896, the Andover Public Library opened to the public. It was first located in the Congregational Church Conference House, and shared space with some of the town’s school children.On November 12, 1927, a new building on the corner of Long Hill Road and Route 6 was dedicated as the town’s library: the Burnap-Skinner Memorial Library. Today, the library now known as the Andover Public Library is still a thriving part of the community, and we invite everyone to stop by and see how much material can be found in such a small building.The library hosts a myriad of events for the entire community, including book discussion for Adults, Story Time for children, and also can lend passes to museums in the greater Hartford Area. View a gallery of events.The Andover Library also maintains a BLOG filled with useful information.

“Friendly staff who will get any book you want; it’s convenient, well-stocked, and great for kids.” – Lynn

Looking for a Book?

Check the library’s holdings on reQuest. Andover items are listed first. If we own the book you want, call the library to check if it’s available. If we don’t, order it through¬†reQuest, and we’ll try to get what you need through interlibrary loan.

To submit an interlibrary loan request: Click the green box in the upper right corner that reads, “Request this item.” A form will pop up – fill out the required fields, and that’s it. Any questions, call the library at 742-7428.

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