Libraries

Because of the increase of reported COVID cases in Cornwall and Connecticut in general, we have decided to close the library today, November 18, and remain closed until at least December 2 at which point the Board will review whether or not to reopen.

This elegant building, – a big white colonial that has the look of a barn, a functional space with a distinct Cornwall character, was designed by Ken MacLean and opened on May 22, 2002. The north and south wings house the children’s room and the stacks. A wing to the east houses the meeting room with its own entrance off the rear parking lot. The main area features an open post-and-beam construction and allows light to come in through high windows. The Library serves the community hosting movies, art shows and authors’ readings as well as many programs on Zoom. The collection, now numbering over 28,000 items, is catalogued by computer.

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Library Hours
860-672-6874
Sun & Mon – Closed
Tuesday – 1 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday – 12PM - 7PM
Thursday – 12PM - 5 PM
Friday – 2 PM - 6 PM
Saturday – 10 AM - 2 PM

“while we were home” – the pandemic of 2020 – photographs by Lazlo Gyorsok

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The Hughes Memorial Library is descended from the Social Library Society in the Town of Cornwall, established November 5, 1806. At first it was located in homes, the chapel in West Cornwall and then the West Cornwall Fire House. In 1940 the library moved to the West Cornwall School on Lower River Road

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