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Children's Library of Things

Did you know we offer more than just books?


Did you know we offer more than just books?

Our collection offers a vast array of kits & items that children, families, child care providers and educators can access through our lending system and were developed to extend the learning and fun beyond the Children’s Department.

Explore our ever-growing Library of Things collection to engage and inspire all ages!


Borrowing Guidelines

If you are a Hartford resident you can reserve these items through our catalog.

For the majority of library materials, the loan rules are:

  • 2 Weeks Initial Loan Period
  • Up to 2 Renewals as long as no reserves are pending
  • Late items are assessed an overdue of $1 per day

Hartford Public Library 

Central Branch:  500 Main Street. Hartford, CT 06103 
Phone: 860-695-6300 | Text: 860-530-4376 | Email: | Chat:
For Branch locations and hours, click here