KML Donors Reception

On Sunday, September 22, the Kent Memorial Library Foundation honored those who have made the new addition possible – not just those who have given money, but also those who have given generously of their time and energy.

Library Update

The library punch list grows shorter. That list of not-quite-finished items that typifies all significant building projects has happily lost some of its items; work continues on others.

Teen News

What a whirlwind of a summer! We had a fantastic response to our April Poetry Contest and held a reception in July to celebrate with the winners and their friends and family.

KML General Programs

As part of the year-long 350th Anniversary Celebration, the Kent Memorial Library is sponsoring an essay contest in four different age categories for Suffield residents, non-resident students in the Suffield public schools, or students at the Suffield Academy.

Library Settles Into Its Old Home

The fresh new feel of the library, along with the expansive public space, continues to impress, and patrons are learning the new facilities and the new locations of old resources. New chairs and tables have been arriving, and small details, like two broken joints in the ramp handrails, are being corrected.

Dangerous Libraries

During Banned Books Week which occurs in September since 1982, librarians routinely prepare a list of books whose contents are considered by some to be so controversial that the books are banned from libraries, schools, communities, and even countries. It is scary when books, the repository of much of our knowledge and deemed by most to be fun, educational or classics, are deemed subversive and contaminating.