Annual Appeal

Your Community Center for Lifelong Learning and Cultural Enrichment

October 2, 2019

Take this quiz. It is easy enough because there is only one answer. Where can you:

The one answer: the Essex Library!

All this and more are at your library, but we need your support to keep providing the services residents of our community expect. Every year the Essex Library Association needs to raise at least $70,000 in our annual appeal. The library is a valuable town resource, a center for all ages and a place that every resident can take pride in. What is more important is that the library welcomes every resident to make maximum use of library services. We make only one appeal a year and need your help.  Please be generous in your gift and stop by the library soon.

Yours truly,
Rita Christopher
President, Board of Trustees
Essex Library Association

P.S. Please join us at our Annual Meeting at the library on Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m. as we officially welcome new Executive Director, Deborah Smith.


Welcome back!

Booked to Browse Appointments

Please book an appointment to visit the library. 30-minute appointment slots to browse our collection or use a computer are available between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Park & Pickup Service

Contact free pickup is available from tables in the library’s main parking lot between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday.

Electronic services are available 24/7.

Library Materials Return

Essex Library is accepting returned materials. Please place items in the brown book drop in our parking lot.  All returned items are quarantined for 96 hours before they are checked-in; items are then back dated.

Due to staggered reopening of libraries, delays in deliveries, and materials quarantining, Essex Library is continuing our waivers on overdue fines. Due dates will still apply to library materials. Thank you for helping us share materials in a timely way with all patrons.

Thank You for Your Support!