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

P.O. Box 91
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, plus several online collections of eBooks, audios and more.  Services include wireless Internet, public computers, copier and fax machine. The library hosts an array of programs for all ages; check the calendar at to find out what's happening now.  In the warmer months you can enjoy a picnic at the Aicher Memorial Garden and deck and explore the wetlands nature trail and Sound Garden.

Library Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday 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