Library Board

Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Miller Library
    2901 Dixwell Avenue
    3rd floor, Director's Office
    Hamden, CT 06518

View the 2019 Library Board Meeting Calendar (PDF).

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Members

This Board consists of five members, with no more than 3 of the same political party. This five-year appointment is recommended by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the Legislative Council.

  • Christine Esposito
  • Irene Fiss
  • Janis Glover
  • Evelyn Hatkin
  • Philip Kuchuk
  • Clerk Patrice LeMoine

Mission Statement

The Hamden Public Library, the community's information center, provides a variety of library resources, access to innovative technology, and a knowledgeable staff to improve the quality of life and meet the informational, educational, economic, and cultural interests of the entire Hamden community. The Library Board oversees the Town's library system that includes the Miller Memorial Central Library and two branches: the Whitneyville Branch and the Louise A. Brundage Community Branch Library.

Goals for the Future

The Library Board's goals include: 

  • Migration of its integrated library system to Libraries Online, Inc (LION), a consortium of 27 area libraries, in 2014
  • A new phone system
  • Wi-Fi access at the two branches
  • An upgrade in printing and copying services
  • The addition of faxing and scanning services is planned

An enlargement of the Children's Room is underway, and a plan to redesign the entire Miller Library space is also underway. Other goals are set out in the Library's Strategic Plan for 2013 to 2015.