2019 Valley Community Index

The Valley Community Foundation has released the 2019 Valley Community Index.

Created in partnership w/DataHaven, the report reflects the most recent data collection to examine the social, economic & physical health of the Valley & builds upon the 2016 Community Index report. More…



Active Valley CT

This guide features low-cost and no-cost physical activity resources in the Lower Naugatuck Valley communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Naugatuck, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.

Valley Area Playgrounds

Adults, Young Adults and Children of all ages are encouraged to view this comprehensive map of area playgrounds: 

Congratulations to Schuleyler “Sky” Cummings!

The Library Board of Directors announces the 2021 Scholarship Award recipient is Schuyler “Sky” Cummings. She will receive her $500 award prize virtually from the Board. In addition to the monetary prize, her name will be added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque located in the Teen Zone.

In her award-winning essay, Sky shared “The ignorant become educated, the lonely find a friend and those in the dark turn on the light. This is the kind of power that libraries, books, and authors all hold. A cornerstone to every community, the library, in every essence, is every town’s very own fairytale.”

After graduating Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Sky will attend University of Connecticut in Storrs and plans on majoring in English Literature. We wish Sky many adventures and hope she comes back to visit us. 

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There’s always something happening at Derby Public Library for patrons of all ages.


eventkeeper-largeFor more upcoming events visit our online Calendar.

This programming is sponsored by the Jane C. and David B. Cohen Fund through the Valley Community Foundation in memory of David B. Cohen.