Oxford Public Library
486 Oxford Road

Oxford, CT, USA 06478
Telephone: 203-888-6944    

Fax 203-888-2666
Email: staff@oxfordlib.org



Support the Friends of the Library in Oxford in a great fundraiser-make donations to Give Local Connecticut Community Foundation today and tomorrow and your donations will help the OXFORD LIBRARY BUILDING FUND. During this 36 hour period, your donations could be enhanced with over $100,000 of bonus funds sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundations and Give Local sponsors. Non-profits, like ours, can also win over $50,000 in cash prizes during the event as well. This is a great opportunity to make your donations “multiply.” To donate, simply go the following link:  Friends of the Library in Oxford Fund Page and give what you can-every little and big bit helps! For more information, check out our flyer: Give Local!

Adult Book Discussion: kitchensKitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal  Thursday May 19th at 6:30pm

Get ready for the jokes. This debut novel is as tempting as a piece of Key Lime pie, so perfect is its ratio of tart-to-sweet. The ingredients: a misfit Midwestern girl whose special gift happens to be a golden palate; single-parented by a large and lovable father/chef, she can taste a spice in a trice, and manage the hottest sauces west of the Mississippi. Never mind that Eva is shy and sort ofweird looking, she knows she’s got the secret sauce and she grows more confident by the day, thanks to such concoctions as the simplest pan sautéed Walleye and original, perfect Caesar salad. No one, least of all, Eva, is surprised when she becomes a superstar chef in our food-obsessed culture. Eva knows that people do not live by even home baked bread alone – and her quest in this novel is for sustenance of the emotional kind. Whether and where and how she finds it is the book’s special treat. And yes, you will devour it.CBW-email-childrens_2016

2016 Annual Drawing Contest: 

Oxford Places and Spaces April 1- May 2

Winners will be notified prior to May 13th.

Prizes will be award at the Oxford Cultural Arts Commission Gala Opening at Town Hall on Friday May 20 6:00-9:00 pm and winners displayed at Oxford Public Library.

Check out these new reference links:
Find A Topic-Newsbank
Newsbank-Find A Topic
America’s News
Connecticut Post Newspaper
Waterbury Republican-American Newspaper


DONATIONS:  Come into the library to check out our newest fundraising opportunity: for $149 donation to the Friends of the Library in Oxford, you can receive a Designer Portrait Session for $250 in photography services and $250 in print and framing services from Oxford’s photography studio Unique Expressions! Get family portraits, anniversary portraits, graduation pictures, new baby portraits and more while helping the library raise funds! We are grateful to Unique Expressions for this opportunity. Ask at the front desk for more information.

Please contribute to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. Every dollar you donate to the Jane D. Weiss Family Foundation will be matched to double the donation to the Friends of the Library in Oxford. More information can be found here.

Donations of $25 and over with your name and address will be acknowledged as a charitable tax deduction. Thank you for your continuing support.

Kindle Titles available! Please check out our 2 Kindles donated by the Friends of the Library in Oxford. We just added numerous titles to both machines — the newest in fiction and nonfiction bestsellers are available. Come by the library to check them out! See title list.

WE NEED YOU! Interested in helping us improve our new library space? We are looking for volunteers to help our Friends.  If interested, please call or come in to sign up to help.

drawing of new library exterior

The view of the New Library from Lily Park on Great Oak Road.

Comments, suggestions or questions? Contact the webmaster at staff@oxfordlib.org

The Oxford Public Library is monitored by video surveillance cameras to deter criminal activity against the Library’s property, staff and patrons.