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Library Meeting Room Information


General Information

The Douglas Library is located at 22 Main Street, on the Green, in Hebron CT 06248. Our phone number is 860-228-9312 and our fax number is 860-228-4372.

Our business hours are:
     Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 pm to 8 pm
     Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 pm to 8 pm
     Fridays noon to 6 pm
     Saturdays 10 am to 3 pm
     Closed Sundays
     Closed Saturdays during July and August

Directions to the Library
Click the red X for directions right from your house or business to 22 Main Street, Hebron CT.

The Douglas Library

Library Cards for Children
Library cards are issued to any children that are a resident of Hebron and have reached the age of five. A parent or guardian must accompany the child into the library to register.

Story Times
Our story times are held for children between the ages of two and five. Each session is six weeks in length with a two week break in between. Pre-registration is required for each session, as class size is limited, with a waiting list for the next session when registration is full. Parents or caregivers must come in to the library to register. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to interact with the child for these storytime sessions in order to encourage a positive reading experience.

There are two classes in each session for two and three year olds and one class for four and five year olds. Our younger groups meet on Tuesday morning at 10 AM or Thursday morning at 10 AM. The older group meets on Tuesday afternoon at 1 PM. Each class is approximately 45 minutes long and includes age appropriate stories, finger plays, puppets, interactive songs and a craft.

There are no storytime sessions during our summer reading program as we include pre-readers as well as readers.  If storytime is cancelled for any reason including holidays or inclement weather, no make-up classes will be scheduled.

Borrowing Library Materials
A valid library card from your town of residence is required to borrow materials. Books, magazines (newest copies do not circulate) and audio books are checked out for two weeks. A $.10 per day/per item late charge is applied daily, seven days a week. CD’s can be borrowed for two weeks,  videos are seven days with a $1.00 per day late charge. DVD’s are checked out for three days with a $2.00 per day late charge applied daily, seven days a week. There is a limit of 4 DVD's per family.  Patrons may not check out any materials if they have a fine balance of $5.00 or more. The above loan periods and fines apply to all patrons of the Douglas Library.

Interlibrary Loans
If you would like a book or magazine, which the Douglas Library does not have in its collection, or which is currently unavailable, we will do an Interlibrary Loan. For more details, please ask at the service desks on either floor.

The library has full access to the Internet. Word processing and scanning are also available. Please check in at the desk before computer use. Parents of children under twelve must supervise their child's internet use.


·        Beardsley Zoo - Bridgeport (admits 2 adults & 4 children)

·        Children’s Museum - West Hartford (admits 4 people)

·        Children’s Museum of SE CT - Niantic (1/2 price per family)

·        Connecticut Historical Society - Hartford (admits 1 family)

·        Connecticut Old State House - Hartford (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

·        Connecticut River Museum - Essex (1/2 price per family)

·        Connecticut Trolley Museum - East Windsor (admits 2 adults & 4 children)

·        Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - Mystic (admits 1 family)

·        Florence Griswold Museum  - Old Lyme (admits 2 adults & 2 children) 

·        Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Hartford (admits 2 people)

·        Hill-Stead Museum - Farmington (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

·        Lutz Children’s Museum - Manchester (admits 1 family)

·        Mark Twain House - Hartford (admits 1 adult or 2 children with 1 paid adult)

·        Mystic Aquarium (discount rate for 2 adults & 2 children)

·        Mystic Seaport (admits 2 adults & 3 children)

·        New Britain Museum of American Art (admits 4 people)

·        New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks (admits 2 adults @ $5 each & 2 children free)

·        Noah Webster House - West Hartford (admits 4 people)

·        Peabody Museum - Yale ($5 off for up to 4 people)

      Roger Williams Park Zoo - Rhode Island ($3 off for up to 4 people)

·        State Park and Forest Day Pass - Connecticut (free parking or admission fee for 1 family)

·        Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art (admits 2 adults & 2 children)

¨ We  no longer reserve passes. All passes will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

¨ Passes will circulate for two days (48 hours from the time the pass is checked out).

(Late fee $10.00 per day).

¨ Only one pass per family is allowed at any given time. Maximum of two passes per family per week.

¨ Passes must be returned inside the library or in the DVD drop.

Patron is responsible for the full replacement value for lost or damaged passes



Policy Statement for Meeting Rooms

(click to download file as Word document)

I.          The Board of Trustees of the Douglas Library of Hebron views the use of the facilities of the library as an extension of the library services. The rooms shall be available to the Hebron community in its broadest sense and reflect the educational, cultural and social role the library plays. 

The Board subscribes to Article IV of the Library Bill of Rights which states that facilities should be made available to the public served by the given library on an equitable basis regardless of the beliefs or affiliations of individuals or groups requesting their use. 

II.         Availability and Eligibility for Use           

            There are two meeting rooms available for public use by groups (hereinafter referred to as meeting room(s):

             1.   Community Room (capacity not to exceed 200 people);

            2.   Board Room (capacity not to exceed 15 people) 

Meeting rooms are generally available during normal library operating hours. Meeting room use may extend beyond normal operating hours provided that prior arrangements have been made with the Director or authorized representative and provided that the meeting began during normal library operating hours. 

When the meeting rooms are not needed for library activities, nonprofit organizations headquartered in Hebron and/or serving the Hebron community may apply for use of the meeting rooms for educations, civic, and/or cultural programs intended for and open to the public. No commercial or private use of the meeting rooms are permitted. 

All meeting room reservations are on a first come, first served basis, however, the following priorities will prevail in using the meeting rooms: 

1.   The Douglas Library;

2.   Friends of the Douglas Library;

3.   Town of Hebron;

4.   Hebron community organizations;

5.   Other non-profit organizations in the Hebron community. 

Youth groups may use the meeting rooms provided that there is at least one adult supervisor (age 21 or older) for each ten youths in attendance. The adult supervisor shall sign the application for the use of the facility and shall assume full responsibility for the entire group from the time the first member arrives until the last one has left the premises.