Summer Book Discussion
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Thurs,  Aug. 18th @ 1 PM – Info/Register here



Now thru August 19th, Naugatuck Valley Health District is collecting school supplies for Valley Save Our Youth as part of their Back to School Supply Drive and Community Give Back Program! Supplies requested include backpacks, crayons, pens, pencils, highlighters, std. and dry erase markers, loose leaf paper, erasers, scissors, glue sticks, notebooks, folders, binders, Post-It notes and rulers. So help make a tangible difference for the Valley community. Visit NVHD Gives Back or call (203) 881-3255 x117 for more details. Thanks for your support!



Free Summer Meals (ages 18 and under)
July 6th – August 31st @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Mon. thru Fri.)
Locations: Irving, Bradley & Derby Middle Schools
In conjunction with End Hunger CT, Derby Public Schools are offering free grab and go breakfast and lunch over the summer. For more info, click here.
The CT Summer Meals Program is federally funded by the USDA and state-administered by the CT State Dept. of Education (CSDE). The program provides free, nutritious meals to kids during summer break. Summer Meals meet federal nutrition guidelines and are composed of milk, fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat or another protein. Meals are free to any child age 18-and-under, no questions asked.



Due to paranormal circumstances beyond our control
this event has been postponed to August 22nd @ 6:30 PM
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2022 @ 6:30 PM

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Award-winning podcaster and Emmy-nominee Jeff Belanger has sought out history, folklore, ghosts, monsters and legends all over the world and in your backyard for the last 20 years. New England Legends offers a tour of haunts, monsters, aliens and weird history from our region. The bizarre is closer than you think!   Click here to register

Congratulations to Tennyson DeLos!

The Derby Public Library Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Annual Scholarship Award is Tennyson DeLos. Tennyson lives in Derby with his parents and attends Notre Dame High School in West Haven, where he is an active member of the Drama Club and was a long distance runner on the cross country team.

In his award-winning essay, Tennyson shared: “From the time I was only a year old, I established a deep personal connection with the community that was and is Derby Public Library.” He went on to say: “I remember years later stepping into enriching activities like crafting a rain stick with my mother (that I still have to this day),” adding, “The teen era of my time at the Library helped me take even bigger steps…like learning how to work a 3D printer and being taught additive manufacturing using professional programs that I now use as part of my high school curriculum…I knew I would always understand the value of what the library had to offer and what it was capable of teach me.” Tennyson then movingly concluded his essay by saying: “I can see years from now involving my own children in the (Library) activities that I was fortunate enough to be a part of.”

In addition to receiving his well-deserved $500 award prize from the Board, Tennyson’s name will be added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque located in Derby Public Library’s Teen Zone. After graduating Notre Dame High School, he will attend Gateway Community College, focusing on fashion marketing. We wish Tennyson all the best in his future endeavors and look forward to seeing him back at the Library soon.

Fiction Room Now Open

The Library is pleased to announce that our newly-enhanced Fiction Room on the Upper Level is now open. Patrons can once again be welcome to browse the shelves for their favorite fiction novels, available in both standard and large print. And, of course, please feel free to ask one of our helpful staff members if you need assistance.


Sports Talk with Rich Marazzi & The Silver Sluggers

These informal sessions will be held on Thursdays (with some exceptions) from July through the end of the baseball season. Facilitated by radio talk show host, author and MLB Rules Consultant, Rich Marazzi, each session includes trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers. No registration necessary. Free. Drop in. For more info, call (203) 736-1482 or email  


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

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