General Information Directions to the Library Library Cards for Children Story Times Borrowing Library Materials Interlibrary Loans Computers Passes
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 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
The Library offers passes for reduced or free admission to many local attractions. A valid library card from your town of residence is required to use these passes. These are the passes we have available:
Children's Museum (formerly the Science Center) - West Hartford (One free with one paid admission) Children’s Museum of SE CT - Niantic (Admits 4 people) Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Old State House - Hartford (Admits 4 people)
Connecticut River Museum - Essex (Admits 2 adults and their children or grandchildren)
Connecticut Trolley Museum - East Windsor (Admits 2 adults and 4 children) Dinosaur State Park - Rocky Hill (Admits 2 adults and 2 children) Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center - Mystic (Admits 1 family) Florence Griswold Museum - Old Lyme (Admits 2 adults and 2 children)
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Hartford (Admits 2 people)
Hill-Stead Museum - Farmington (Admits 2 adults and 4 children) Lutz Children’s Museum - Manchester (Admits 1 family)
Mark Twain House - Hartford (With 1 paying adult, admits 1 adult or 2 children free)
Mystic Aquarium (Discount rate for 2 adults and 2 children)
Mystic Seaport (Admits 2 adults and 3 children)
New Britain Museum of American Art (Admits 4 people)
New England Air Museum - Windsor Locks (Admits 2 adults at $5 each and 2 children at no charge) Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society - (Admits 4 people)
Peabody Museum - Yale (Discount rate for up to 4 people)
Roger Williams Park Zoo - Rhode Island (Discount rate for up to 4 people)
State Park and Forest Day Pass - Connecticut (Free parking or admission fee for one family)
Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art (Admits 2 adults and 2 children)