Prosser Public Library

About the Library

Mission Statement

Bloomfield Public Library (BPL) aims to provide all members of our diverse community with access to comprehensive services, expansive print and electronic resources, technology, and expert assistance from a caring and responsive staff.  By breaking down barriers to access and opening doors to opportunity, building community, and encouraging lifelong learning, BPL works to improve the quality of life for all of our residents and strives to be the heart of our town.

Library Director’s Greeting

Elizabeth Lane, Library Director
Elizabeth Lane
Library Director

Hello, Bloomfield! 2024 ushered in a new phase of our buildings project. With permits in hand, we started to knock down Prosser Library on January 3, and each day we are seeing pieces of the new library being built.

On January 24, we celebrated the forward momentum with an official groundbreaking ceremony. Thank you to all the people who joined us to commemorate the moment. We are currently working on finalizing plans for a renovated McMahon Wintonbury Library.

On March 12, we held an Open House at BPL Atrium to share our beautiful temporary space, highlight a variety of library services – including our wide array of free technology for public use, and share the current plans for McMahon Wintonbury Library with our community. Again, thank you to everyone who attended the Open House.

We are very invested in maintaining high levels of service during this time of transition and invite community input to help guide decision making as the buildings project continues to move forward. Please feel free to reach out to the library directly or to share feedback with us using the BPL Feedback Form.

To conclude, DRUM ROLL PLEASE, we recently completed our 2022-2023 Annual Report. We are very proud of the work BPL does on behalf of our deserving residents, and look forward to continued excellence and innovation moving forward. We’re still here for you! 

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A Book with Many Pages

When people think about libraries, they inevitably think about books and reading. Bloomfield Public Library continues to pride itself on that association, but as the world changes ever more rapidly, the library must expand its mission and services in order to remain a vital resource for all members of the community.

Partnerships Build Stronger Libraries

The library, in partnership with local organizations and town departments, provides an array of services to the community. Membership in Library Connection Inc., a consortium of 29 other libraries, makes possible access to a much wider selection of materials, while Connecticut State Library funding for Connecticar provides transportation of those items. The library also subscribes to OverDrive through the consortium, which allows for the procurement and sharing of e-books, audio books, and videos. These partnerships strengthen the library’s services.

Staying Connected with Digital Literacy

Well-maintained networks, computers, printers, scanners, fax machines and copiers make the library the central location in town for anyone seeking to communicate with the world at large. The availability of this equipment in conjunction with the expertise provided by library staff provides a vital service. Patrons are encouraged to sign up for one-on-one help to better navigate electronic devices, the Internet, and the ins-and-outs of the job market. Developing digital literacy skills is a key component of library service in the 21st Century.

A Place Where Something Always Happens

Library staff provides a rich events schedule for patrons of all ages. There are programs designed specifically for school-age children, teens and adults, encompassing an assortment of literary, musical, theatrical and artistic topics. With library outreach to children in Bloomfield schools and residents of local assisted living communities and long-term care facilities, we always welcome the opportunity to take our show on the road.

Community + Library = A Better Bloomfield

McMahon Wintonbury Library and Prosser Library serve as crucial meeting places for the community, and each building has a small meeting space/study room. These spaces offer a private and accessible option for tutors and students, as well as work or meeting space for business people.

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