Calling all junior book lovers!

Calling all junior book lovers! Join us for the Windham Free Library 2022 Summer Reading Program, now – August 26!

Are you a book lover? Of course you are! Have we got a fun program in store for you! Join your friends from the Windham Free Library for the 2022 Summer Reading Program, now through August 26th. This summer’s theme: “It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!” Here’s how it works:


*Read at least 2 books a week.

*Choose books related to cats, dogs, or any animal. Maybe books about weather or our climate. Any book you choose is a good book to read.

*Each time you return your books, fill out a ticket for a chance to win one of our prize baskets.

*Attend any of our Summer Kids Programs and fill out a ticket.

*The more you read, the greater your chances to win.

*Drawing will be held August 27, 2022

Happy summer reading from,
All Your Friends at WFL-

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Windham Free Library Staff Picks – June 2022, now on display!

Windham Free Library Staff Picks – June 2022

This month’s staff picks are courtesy WFL Board Member, John C. Hume

While relatively new to the Windham Free Library (I joined the Board of Directors last fall) I am no stranger to libraries and library books having both worked in libraries (at MIT and Columbia University) and because I belong to a book club. That book club started five years ago this month and we read literature exclusively by LGBTQIA+ writers.

So, when thinking of putting together this month’s display I immediately went back to our book club tracking sheet (yes, we have one, we’re nerdy like that!) and I was happy to see that WFL holds titles by many of the queer authors we have read in our club.

From classics (E.M. Forester) to contemporary works (Michael Cunningham) the WFL is a place for all voices to be heard. But since June is Pride month, I thought I’d focus on queer authors.

I hope you find a book here that you’ve perhaps read in the past and want to revisit, or that you find a brand-new work to explore and share with the other book lovers in your life!

We’d love to hear your feedback on this month’s selections. Drop us a line at Windhamfreelibrary@gmail.com and let us know your thoughts about June’s Staff Picks, ideas for future Staff Picks themes, or to share with us books from our collection that you absolutely love!

Thank you for supporting the Windham Free Library and happy (prideful) reading!

John-

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The historic Windham Free Library is a valued part of the community. Thanks to your generous financial support, we have continued to provide essential services despite the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic. We can only do this with your help. Please consider donating so we can be there for the Windham Center community today, tomorrow, and always. Thank you! Click here to make a secure contribution online with your credit or debit card. Thank you.

WFL Curbside Pickup – updated as of May, 2022

The Windham Free Library

For our patrons who prefer to use Curbside Pickup, we are happy to continue to provide this service to you! Simply follow theses steps:

  • When you know which book(s), magazine(s) or movie(s) you’d like, phone the library, (860) 423-0636 during library hours or leave us a message.
  • Once your request is processed, a librarian will call you to let you know your pickup is ready.
  • You must pickup your request during our open hours: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Wednesday 1:00 – 5:00, Thursday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.
  • To search for any book titles, movies, magazines, including new children’s books, or DVDs please see our catalogue at Bibliomation. When searching Bibliomation for a book, please know that if you do a title search, the title must be word-for-word accurate, or it may not show that we actually have it. If this happens, try instead with a key word search – or simply begin with a key word search. 
  • If you wish to search our entire collection without looking for a specific title, that can be done as well, through our website link mentioned. For example: if you wanted a list of all available DVDs, or Magazines, or ALL Books (this is how they’re listed) simply follow these instructions.
  1. Leave the first box that says “Search” completely blank
  2. In the next box to the right, where it says “Type” just scroll to Keyword
  3. In the following box to the right, that says “Format” scroll to DVD, (or Magazines, or All Books)
  4. And in the next box that says “Library” please be sure that Windham Free Library is in THAT box. Then simply press “Search” and give it a few seconds. You’ll be able to see every title we have!
  5. You may also wish to try an author that you’ve never read before. You can either go to our catalogue for a synopsis of these titles, or to Amazon if you like to read the critiques.
  6. Interlibrary loan is now available.
  7. Returned books are held in boxes at the library for 72 hours, and then cleaned before being reshelved.

Thank you so much!

Jazz In The Garden returns Sept. 11, 2022


In her History of Windham County, Ellen Larned describes the social life of Windham during the eighteenth century as “exceedingly hilarious and enjoyable… Good cheer abounded… Merry-makings of every description were frequent. The residents of Windham Green were especially noted for love of fun and frolic, bantering and jesting.” The Windham Free Library is thrilled to be able to continue this time-honored tradition with its annual Jazz in the Garden.

Jazz in the Garden is an annual fundraiser for the Windham Free Library that was begun in 2002. It is held in the garden of the historic Laura Huntington House just off the Windham Center green. Preparation for the fundraiser begins early every year as volunteers meet for monthly planning meetings. The event features live music, carefully prepared foods, wine, and a silent auction of goods and services donated by local residents and businesses.

Save the date for this year’s event: 09/11/22. More information to follow.

Bibliomation Instructions

To search for any book titles, movies, magazines, including new children’s books or DVDs, please see our catalogue at Bibliomation. When searching Bibliomation for a book, please know that if you do a title search, the title must be word-for-word accurate, or it may not show that we actually have it. If this happens, try instead with a key word search – or simply begin with a key word search. 

If you wish to search our entire collection without looking for a specific title, that can be done as well, through our website link mentioned. For example: if you wanted a list of all available DVDs, or Magazines, or ALL Books (this is how they’re listed) simply follow these instructions.

  1. Leave the first box that says “Search” completely blank
  2. In the next box to the right, where it says “Type” just scroll to Keyword
  3. In the following box to the right, that says “Format” scroll to DVD, (or Magazines, or All Books)
  4. And in the next box that says “Library” please be sure that Windham Free Library is in THAT box.  Then simply press “Search” and give it a few seconds. You’ll be able to see every title we have!

You may also wish to try an author that you’ve never read before. You can either go to our catalogue for a synopsis of these titles, or to Amazon if you like to read the critiques.

DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS AND AUDIO BOOKS

For free downloadable e-books or audio books you can go to bibliomation.overdrive.com