Important Kent Memorial Library Update 03/16/2020 – Full Closure

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, The Kent Memorial Library will be closed to the public until further notice. Given developments over the weekend, and recommendations from the CDC and North Central District Health Department, ​we will not be providing our Express Pick Up service at this time.

Local Staff Member Now New Librarian

It is no surprise to anyone in Suffield to read that our library has suffered extraordinary tumult in the last few years, with much repair work and many code requirements needing to be met and less than stellar temporary accommodations during the interim. We all rejoiced when it reopened last summer, its beautiful new Mary Anne Zak entrance offering much-needed handicapped access.

A Fond Farewell

Just a few months ago I was writing to introduce myself as the Interim Library Director for the Kent Memorial Library. And now that a new director has been hired, I am saying goodbye to the library and Suffield once again.

“Nothing to Fear”


When I tell people that I grew up in the Bahamas, I’m often asked “What are you doing up here?” Naturally, this conjures images of sunny beaches and blue waters.

General Programs

For more information or to register for programs, please stop by the library or call 860-668-3896, or go online to suffield-library.org or follow us on Facebook. All programs are free!

Let’s Get Acquainted

Hello old friends and welcome to my new acquaintances! Some of you may remember me from three or more decades ago when I was employed at the Kent Memorial Library.