Three Kings Day Celebration

Saturday, January 3, 2015  from 1:30 – 3:30

(Snow date: January 10 from 10:00 – 12:00)

3 live Camels will lead the procession from the corner of Miller Street/Center Street to the front of the library. Then, everyone is invited inside for music and refreshments.  All children under the age of 8 will receive a gift.

Meriden Public Library hosts this FREE event and all are welcome to attend.three kings image

December Movie Showings

Movies at MPL in December

Planes: fire and rescue Saturday 13th @ 2:30

How to train your dragon 2 Saturday 20th @ 2:30

Penguins of Madagascar: operation special delivery Friday 26th @ 1:30

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Classics Reading Group

Do you love the Classics?

Join the Classics Group and discuss these books:
January 8 – Jane Eyre
Feb 12 – Passage to India
March 12 – Pride and Prejudice
April 9 – Age of Innocence by Wharton
May 14 – This Side of Paradise by Fitzgerald

They meet at 1:30 in the Griffin Room.
You do not need to register but please come prepared.


Food for Fines November 28th – Decemember 31st

food-for-fines-150x150Meriden Public Library will hold its annual “Food for Fines” month beginning Friday, November 28, 2014 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014. You may “pay” for your overdue fines by contributing one non-perishable food item for each dollar you owe in fines. For example, if you owe $3.00 in overdues, you must bring in 3 items. Food donations do not cover lost or damaged library materials. Bring in those long overdue DVD’s cd’s, books, etc. and clear up those fines. Borrowers must visit the Circulation Desk in person to take advantage of this opportunity. Please do not donate out-dated food items. All food collected will be delivered to local food pantries. Food items most needed are tuna and other canned meat, dry milk, canned vegetables and fruit, rice, dry and canned beans, canned soups and stews, boxed pasta products, tomato items, juices and cereals. Contact the Meriden Public Library at (203) 238-2344 or (203) 630-6349 if you have questions.

Print your Museum Passes

Beginning November 1, 2014

You will be able to print-on-demand passes for the majority of our Museum Passes from your home. Or we can always print them for you in the library! It will be easier to make plans and use a pass on the day of your choice, plus no late fees. Some passes may be reserved up to 60 days in advance.  All you need is a valid library card. Contact the Meriden Library with any questions, and be sure to try out this new service starting Saturday, November 1st.

To print a pass:

go to the Children’s drop-down menu at the top of the website and select Museum Passes. Choose a museum you would like to visit (if you click on one it will bring you to the museum website). Then scroll down to the end of the list and choose either: “reserve a pass by museum” or “reserve a pass by date.”

Print from Anywhere

Send print jobs from any computer on       wireless printer
the internet, and pick them up at the
Meriden Public Library Reference Desk

Click for more information.

B&W: $0.15
Color: $0.25


free music downloads

Freegal is a downloadable music service from the library.

All you need is your library card number. Freegal offers access to about 3 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 10,000 labels with music that originates in over 60 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Front desk 203.238.2344 Info desk 203.238.2347 Fax 203.238.3647