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Adjusted Temporary Library Hours


As of February 1, 2023, we are open

Wednesdays & Saturdays 1-5 PM  

(changing from Sunday to Saturday hours)

No appointment is necessary

 Mask and poof of COVID immunization still required 

Questions?  Call 860-872-2597 and leave a message or email

Volunteers to allow us to reopen on  additional days 1-5 PM are needed. Training is available.

Contact us by email at info@fcgsc.or leav ea voice message at 860-872-2597 for details.

Please note:  Due to the COVID Pandemic, our operating hours and procedures have changed.  Please see the letter below.

Dear FCGSC Member,
We are pleased to announce that our library is now open Wednesdays & Saturdays from 1 - 5 PM.  We continue to reopen in gradual stages, and hope to increase to pre-pandemic library operating hours as the COVID situation improves.
To ensure the safety of volunteers and patrons, some temporary changes continue. Both patrons and library staff are still required to wear a mask and show proof of full immunization against COVID-19.  However, appointments to use the library are no longer required. For your safety, a hospital grade air purifier is in operation in the main research room.


For those members who are unable to be vaccinated or who do not wish to be, we are happy to offer distance accommodations including phone and Zoom consultations, library material lookups, and responses to questions via email. To request a phone consultation or Zoom meeting, please call the library at 860-872-2597 and leave your message with a call-back number.   Phone messages will be checked each morning and a volunteer will return calls. 
Current library rules and procedures include the following:​

  • With the exception of patrons who sign in to work together, library users will be seated at least 6 feet apart and a minimum of 6 feet from the librarian’s desk.

  • The break room may not be used except for access to the restroom or for use of the city directories.

  • Self-service copying is temporarily be suspended. Patrons may complete a copy slip and place items to be copied by the librarian in a designated area.


We will continue to add re-opening hours to our schedule as volunteers become available.  Volunteers can donate as little as an afternoon every other month, or as many hours as desired. Our most immediate need is for volunteers to enable us to add hours from 1-5 on Saturdays.  Training is available. We also have a number of work-at-home projects.  If interested, please leave a voice mail with your phone number at 860-872-2597 or email us at for details.
We are looking forward to fully reopening the library and hope to see you again soon.

Maryanne Roy LeGrow, Ph.D.
Library Director

Storm Closings

Storm Closing announcements will be recorded at

(860)-872-2597 and broadcast on the following media:


        WTIC 1080 AM                


        WFSB Channel 3, Hartford

        WVIT Channel 30 Hartford

        WGGB Channel 40, Springfield        





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