Pomfret was the first town in eastern Connecticut to establish a public library in 1740. It was first called the "United Society for Propagating Christian and Useful Knowledge."





There are two vibrant libraries servicing residents of Pomfret today.

Pomfret Public Library

Librarian: Laurie Bell

Route 169
449 Pomfret Street
Pomfret, Connecticut  06258
(860) 928-3475

The Pomfret Public Library welcomes all residents of Pomfret and surrounding communities. Our collection includes books, audio-books, DVDs and magazines. Our services include wireless Internet and public access computers, copier and fax machine, and reading tools for the visually impaired. The library catalog is online; patrons can renew, reserve and request library items from home. We have story times for preschoolers, toddlers and babies, a summer reading program, book discussion groups and many other programs.

Library Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Abington Social Library

Librarian: Carrie Wolfe

536 Hampton Road
Pomfret Center, Connecticut 06259
(860) 974-0415

The Abington Social Library has provided library services to the communities of Abington, Pomfret and neighboring towns for over 200 years. The Abington Social Library is proud of the fact that it served as a women's library in the early 1800's, more than a century before American women had the right to vote. Established in 1793, we are the oldest continuously operating social library in the United States. The Abington Social Library has retained its uniquely rural character while addressing the needs of a modern society.

Library Hours:
Monday  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday  3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon