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Oliver Wolcott Library

160 South Street
Litchfield, Connecticut - 06759 United States
Phone: 860-567-8030
Oliver Wolcott Library

About Oliver Wolcott Library

The Oliver Wolcott Library, Inc., is the principal public library of the Town of Litchfield, Connecticut

Our Mission

To provide facilities, materials, services and programs that foster lifelong learning and a welcoming environment for community interaction, enhanced by staff dedicated to this vision and possessed of compassion, a cooperative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Our Core Values

•We creatively communicate and attentively listen to ensure that our services are known and relevant to the needs of the community.

•We are innovative, dynamic risk-takers who embrace new technologies and ideas.

•We select, initiate and promote materials, programs and services that enlighten, entertain, and inform.

•We are a welcoming, friendly place for all members of the community.

•We continuously improve our efficiency and infrastructure by managing our funds and resources wisely and attracting public and private funding.

Recent Press Releases of Oliver Wolcott Library

Madame Bovary and The Bad Girl: Two Novels Sharing Common Threads

Jun 18, 2017 - Oliver Wolcott Library (Press Release) - In this series, we will look at the ways in which Nobel-Prize winning Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has revisited, revised, and updated for the 21st century Gustav Flaubert's 19th century masterpiece, Madame Bovary. By first reading Madame Bovary, followed…

Revolution: Mapping the Road to American Independence, 1755- 1783

Mar 22, 2017 - Oliver Wolcott Library (Press Release) - Few wars in history have such a rich literary and cartographic heritage as that of the Revolutionary War. The high skills of the surveyors, artists, and engravers who delineated the topography and fields of battle allow us to observe the…

Astronomy 001: How the Sky Works with Denis Williamson

Feb 11, 2017 - Oliver Wolcott Library (Press Release) - Ever look at the sky and wonder why the stars rise in the East and set in the West? For that matter, why does the Sun rise in the East? Why not the North, or the West? And why does…


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