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The Big Read: Home

Hartford Public Library’s 2021 NEA Big Read celebrates Julia Alvarez’s books In the Time of the Butterflies and youth selection How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay through exciting programming.

More information on NEA Big Read 2021 programming here:

Making Your Appointment

  • After you have been notified that your holds are ready for pick up, you may make an appointment. Appointments booked before this notification is received are subject to cancellation.
  • If you have placed multiple holds, we recommend you wait until all items are ready for pick up before making a pick up appointment.


At Your Appointment

  • Customers must wear masks when picking up library materials.
  • Please keep 6 feet away from others at all times.
  • Returns will not be accepted at the pickup table.
  • Staff will not be available at the pick-up location. 
  • If you need staff help, please call 860-695-6300.