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Join us for a Winter Reading Challenge! All ages! From January 1 to March 31, read and log your books in our ONLINE PROGRAM for a chance to win a gift card (also available in the Beanstack Tracker app on Apple and Android mobile devices)! Rather not use our online program? We have paper versions also available for the Babies - Preschool, K-5, and Adult groups! Check out our Winter Reading Challenge guide for more info and for book recommendations. Good luck and read, read, read!


Access thousands of digital resources for free via your #RockyHill library card!
If you don't have a Cora J. Belden Library card and you are a Rocky Hill resident, get a digital card to access our online resources by CLICKING HERE.

After filling out the form, you will receive a temporary library card number that will give full access to the majority of e-Resources from your phone, tablet, or laptop, including OverDrive / Libby books and more.

This e-Card will be good for 90 days. At that time please bring proof of residency, such as a photo I.D., utility bill, or other official mail, to the library. We will then provide you with your permanent card. Email with any questions.


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The Cora J. Belden Library provides free online resources to educate and inspire you.

  • Our Databases provide access to articles and information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Our E-Learning resources will help you learn new skills and prepare for exams and interviews.
  • Our Recommended Websites provide a sampling of favorite sites chosen by our librarians.

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Winter Reading Challenge 2021

Join us for a Winter Reading Challenge! All ages! From Jan. 1 to March 31, read and log your books in our ONLINE PROGRAM for a chance to win a gift card! Rather not use our online program? We have paper versions also available for the Preschool, K-5, and Adult groups! Good luck and read, read, read!

Mystery Book Discussion - on Zoom

Come join our Mystery Book Discussion, now on Zoom. This group loves to read, you guessed it: mysteries! This month, we will be reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. Extra copies of the book will be available to checkout from the library. March 3 at 6:30. Please register HERE.

Tunisian Crochet Along - on Zoom

Join us on a 4-week virtual adult craft adventure as we delve into the art of Tunisian Crochet! We'll be making this beautiful Daydream Shawl by Designer Toni Lipsey. You supply the materials, we'll supply the instructions as we create together virtually! Fridays in March @ 2:00. Register here.

Home Alone Safety for Kids - on Zoom

Home Alone Safety for Kids is a unique, interactive workshop for ages 8-13 years old who are left home alone. Students will discuss the importance of establishing house rules and learn to be more aware of the potential dangers that they could face when they are alone. March 8 @ 6:30. Register HERE.

Microsoft Office: Intermediate Level - on Zoom

Join us on Zoom Tuesdays at 2:00 pm in March to learn Microsoft Office - Intermediate Level! We will go over Word (3/9), Excel (3/16), and PowerPoint (3/23) each on a different week. These classes will be taught using Office 2016. Visit our online calendar to learn more and register.

Genealogy Basics: Family Search - on Zoom

Want to dive into genealogy research but on a limited budget? FamilySearch is the perfect place to get started. Join us for an introduction to this free site, including access to records, how to guides, classes, and more. Presented by Genealogist Bryna O’Sullivan. March 15 @ 6:30. Register here.

Black Creators Series: Conversations with Black Authors - on Zoom

The Black Creators Series highlights the work of Black authors and illustrators monthly through June. Sonja Cherry-Paul will lead discussions with children’s book creators about their work & the powerful ways their books can transform lives. Click HERE for more information and a schedule of events.

Contact Information

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Cora J. Belden Library
33 Church St.
Rocky Hill, CT

Mary Hogan, MS(LIS), MPA
Director of the Library

Phone: 860-258-7621
Information Desk:    860-258-7623
Text:    860-935-2754
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PLEASE NOTE: The library will be providing Library 2 Go curbside pickup ONLY on Saturday, February 27th. There will be NO in person services that day.

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