March/April 2018 Newsletter


 This year, Derby Public Library will take part in The Great Give®, a 36-hour online giving event on May 1st & 2nd, to raise money for nonprofits in the New Haven area. This community-wide online giving event is supported by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. Prizes go to the organizations with the greatest number of donations or new donations.
We hope you can help us be successful this year to support our mission to provide free source of education, technology, entertainment, and socialization for all, no matter one’s age, educational background or financial status.  The Great Give will go live on May 1st.
         Visit The Great Give to find out more.


Upcoming Events:

ADULT (ages 18+)


Passport to Connecticut Libraries
Contest underway during month of April!
Pickup a Passport at Derby Public Library then take the train, bus or drive to other participating Valley libraries by April 30th
 Drawing: $150 gift (adults)
or $100 gift card (children)
For details:

List of participating libraries          Map of participating libraries


TEEN / YA (ages 12-17)

YA Wednesdays
Wednesdays 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Play Station *4*, Nintendo Wii
Board Games, Legos


MakerSpace (Build a Better World)
Thurs., April 26th. 3 PM – 4:30 PM
3D design programs, 3D printer
3D doodle pens, Legos & more!


CHILDREN (ages 0-11)



Which library shall we visit next? Children and their caregivers are signing up for the CT Library Passport program taking place during the month of April. Stop by to pick up your “Passport” along with a list of participating libraries and join the fun!





Mother Goose Visit (ages 2-5)
Friday, May 11th @ 10:30 AM
Rhythms & rhymes, stories, songs & a craft. Siblings welcome






For more info on our programs or to register,
visit our Calendar, call (203) 736-1482 or stop by