Built in 1895, the Plumb
Memorial Library is considered one of the outstanding examples of Victorian
architecture in the state. With an addition that opened in 1974, the library
has provided Shelton residents with books, resources and cultural activities
for 100 years.
The library serves the community as a center
of information, support and enlightenment for individuals of all ages.
It provides guidance and assistance to all users, and encourages our children
to develop an interest in reading and learning.
Today our patrons number over 15,000 and
the combined collection of the two libraries exceeds 140,000 items.
Library services have broadened through
the years to include paperbacks and large print volumes, sound cassettes
and filmstrips, then videocassettes and compact discs, and now Internet
access, DVDs and CD-ROMs. Free programming is offered for all ages from
pre-school story times and children's pet shows to travel programs and
senior investment seminars. The summer reading programs at both libraries
attract nearly 700 children of all ages. From June to August, the wide
variety of children's summer programs produces audiences in the hundreds.
These activities are chronicled in the library's monthly newsletter.
Memorial Library Web Site
For detailed information about the library (programs, resources, etc.)
please visit the Plumb Memeroial Library web site.
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