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Area libraries provide escape from boredom

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, events and venues are closing their doors in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus,...

Library names 2020 Southington Reads author: Spencer Quinn will discuss his writing at the...

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The literary event that draws hundreds of guests each year, the Southington Public Library’s “Southington Reads,” is back again for the 15th...

Author gets ‘punny’ with her ‘peeps’

Lisa Ayotte is both an elementary school teacher at Hubbell School, and a local children’s book author. In March 2019, she turned her daughter’s room...

Commentary: How do you want the library to grow?

The Southington Public Library has been in the news frequently as of late, as we try to bring awareness of a necessary building project...

Ringing in the Chinese New Year

Bristol residents came together at the Bristol Public Library to celebrate the Chinese culture, with a Chinese New Year celebration on Jan. 26. “It’s a...

Editorial: Balancing the ‘books’

We do not endorse candidates at the Southington Observer. We try to resist backing political parties or siding with Democrats or Republicans in debates....

A new look for the library? Architects present two options for expansion

Community members had a chance to view preliminary renovation plans for the Southington Public Library on Thursday, Jan. 23 during two public presentations from...

Commentary: Non-traditional items at the library

I have talked before about how the Southington Public Library is now a community center and gathering place, and about how library services extend...

Library book sale starts Feb. 26

The Friends of the Bristol Public Library will hold its annual Winter Used Book Sale from Wednesday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 1 in...

Dementia-friendly training improves customer service

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Members of Dementia Friendly Southington and town staff visited the public library on Thursday, Sept. 19, to celebrate the library’s new...

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