EASTERN PARANORMAL SOCIETY
The Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society was founded by David Bray and Chris O'Connor in February 2016
This program will include discussion about the dark side of the paranormal field and the prevalence of malevolent entities in our society. Real-life cases will be discussed along with other aspects of theology.
To celebrate two great presidents, the library is CLOSED on:
Lincoln's Birthday, Wednesday, February 12th
President's Day, Monday, February 17th
Tax Help at the Library
Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is made up of IRS-certified volunteers who provide free tax help and basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to the following qualified individuals:
People who generally make $54,000 or less
Persons with disabilities
Limited English speaking taxpayers
VITA at the North Haven Memorial Library:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 pm - 4 pm from starting on Wednesday, February 7th - April 12th, 2018
Located at the tables by the beginning of the nonfiction stacks
Do NOT make appointments
May put out a sign up sheet each day and take people in order of sign-up
WILL prepare taxes for non-North Haven Residents
Before visiting the library to meet with VITA, please read the information below. Keep in mind that VITA does not prepare business or complicated returns. If you feel you qualify to receive services, please review What to Bring page to ensure you have all the required documents and information our volunteers will need to help you.
*Note: available services can vary due to the availability of volunteers certified with the tax law expertise required for your return.
5-Week Series, Thursdays at 5:15pm
Any resident of North Haven is entitled to a library card, to borrow books and materials from our circulating collection, and to access online resources. Loan periods are established to allow adequate time for borrowers to use materials and to provide timely loan of materials in high demand. Borrowers assume responsibility for payment of fees or fines for materials returned late or those that are lost or damaged.
Reciprocal borrowing provides for direct borrowing privileges at any public library in Connecticut. Users are required to observe the policies of the lending library which may differ from North Haven. These may include differences in loan periods, charges for non-return of materials, and processing fees in addition to the replacement cost of lost items.
Eligibility and Registration:
A library card is issued without charge to anyone who lives in North Haven. To qualify for a library card one must furnish a Connecticut driver’s license with a North Haven address OR other photo ID and proof of North Haven residency. Some examples include:
A current United States driver’s license or state ID (issued by DMV)
Proof of Residency:
Connecticut motor vehicle registration
Current telephone or utility bill
Current item of mail with North Haven address
Checkbook with name and address imprinted
Student report card or school schedule with North Haven address
Other official document showing North Haven address
Cards are issued for a five-year period. To update the card, users must present current identification.
Patrons 18 and Under:
A card is issued to library users 18 or under with a parent/legal guardian and the child present. The parent/guardian must have a photo ID and proof of North Haven residency. By registering a minor for a library card, a parent/legal guardian agrees to accept legal responsibility for the return of his or her child’s library materials and to accept financial liability for the child’s library fines and other charges.
Library cards will be issued to users age 16 – 18 without a parent/legal guardian if the user has a valid photo ID with proof of North Haven residency.
If a child is part of a joint custody situation, two different cards may be issued in that child’s name if requested. Each card will have the identification information of the parent/guardian’s license number present at the time of registration listed in the record. The parent/guardian listed in the record will be held responsible for that card. A note will be attached to the record that states the following: Joint custody card: Parent/Guardian in record takes responsibility for items on this card only.
Parents/legal guardians who wish to obtain access to a minor’s library records must provide the child’s library card. If the child’s card is not available, the parent/legal guardian must provide identification that matches the information in the parent/guardian field of the minor’s record.
Businesses located in North Haven are eligible to receive a Business Library Card at no cost. This card provides access to North Haven Memorial Library’s online databases and circulating collections. The card will be issued to the owner or officer who has the authority to assume financial responsibility for fees/fines. Requests for a Business Library Card must be made on business letterhead and accompanied by a document showing proof of responsibility/ownership. Acceptable items include a tax bill, lease agreement, or utility bill reflecting the name of the business.
The Business Library Card may only be used to check out North Haven Memorial Library materials or to access online services. It may not be used at other libraries or for requesting interlibrary loans.
Cards are issued for a one-year period.
Group homes located in North Haven are eligible to receive a library card at no cost. This card provides access to North Haven Memorial Library’s online databases and circulating collections. The card will be issued to the owner or officer who has the authority to assume financial responsibility for fees/fines. Requests for a library card must be made on business letterhead and accompanied by a document showing proof of responsibility/ownership. Acceptable items include a tax bill, lease agreement, or utility bill reflecting the name of the group home.
Cards are issued for a one-year period.
Town Department Cards
Departments of the Town of North Haven are eligible to receive a library card at no cost. This card provides access to North Haven Library’s online databases and loan of materials directly related to the town department. The card will be issued to the town department on the authority of a responsible party of the department.
Cards are issued for a five-year period.
A fee of $2.00 is charged if a patron loses their card and it is necessary to issue a replacement card. The fee is charged each time a card is lost.
Limitations on Material Loaned
With the exception of Attractions and Entertainment Passes, there is no limit on the number of books or other materials borrowed by patrons, unless there is a great demand for books on a particular subject, or for some other legitimate reason. Some Attractions and Entertainment Passes have an additional limitation.
Limit of one Attractions and Entertainment Pass per family, per loan period.
All materials may be renewed twice with the exception of Hot Picks, Quick Flicks, Attractions and Entertainment Passes, and books on a reserve list. Renewals may be done online or by phone.
Library materials may be reserved by patrons. Patrons will be notified by email or phone when the material is available. If the material is not picked up within three days, the next patron on the list will be called. If there are no other reserves, the material will be returned to the shelves.
Hot Picks, Quick Flicks, and Attractions and Entertainment Passes may not be reserved.
Fines are not charged for days the library is closed.
There is a one-day grace period for all material except Hot Picks, Quick Flicks, and Attractions and Entertainment Passes.
A courtesy reminder email is sent three days before items are due. A bill is sent 21 days after the Due Date. If the borrower does not return or pay for the material, borrowing privileges are suspended. Borrowers will be notified at checkout about their fines. Fines over $10.00 and/or three overdue items at the bill stage will result in suspension of borrowing privileges. The maximum fine per item is $5.00 except for Attractions and Entertainment Passes, which have a $25.00 maximum. Maximum fines never exceed the cost of the material.
Lost or Damaged Material
The charge for lost material is the list price of the material shown in the item record. If the material is also overdue, the fine is not added to the charge for the material. If the patron finds the material after they pay for it, monies will not be reimbursed.
Material damaged while in a patron’s possession are subject to the replacement cost. Patrons may keep damaged material when the full cost is collected.
Adopted by the Library Board of Directors September 21, 2017