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.


Return of the Silver Sluggers

Sports Talk with Rich Marazzi and the Silver Sluggers return to the Library. These informal sessions will be held every other Thursday in June (2nd, 16th and 30th) and then weekly on Thursdays starting in July (with some exceptions) through the end of the baseball season. They are facilitated by radio talk show host, author, and Major League Baseball 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 group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. Free. Drop in. For more information call at 203-736-1482 or email us at  

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.



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.