Resources and Services

Explore. Read. Work. Learn. Play.

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Children’s Weekly Storytimes

Our storytimes are free, drop-in programs with no registration required. They are a great chance to enjoy music, learning, movement, stories and socialization.

 
 

TODDLER STORYTIME

Monday – 10:30 -11:30

Join us for a fun program aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. We’ll explore songs and rhymes, hear a great story and try a special craft. The session ends with an open play time.

BABY STORYTIME

Friday – 10:30 -11:30

Calling all babies! Baby Storytime (babies up to age 2) features songs, fingerplays, board books and an open play time.

 
 

MONDAY LEGO CLUB

Monday – 4:00 – 5:00 Lego (age 5+)

Explore the world of Lego by making your own freestyle creations or taking part in a weekly Lego challenge. Age 5 and up.


CRAFTY WEDNESDAY

Wednesdays – 4:00-5:00
Crafty Wednesdays (age 5+)

Enjoy crafty fun every Wednesday. Each month features a different theme as we explore an array of materials and get creative. Registration recommended.

 
 
 
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Children’s Area

Our children’s area is a warm, inviting place for kids of all ages. We have themed book bins on a range of topics, a variety of toys and puzzles, a train table and comfortable seating for cuddling up with a story.

Parenting Resources:

Our parent resources cover a wide range of topics such as: pregnancy, nutrition, sleep, education, global parenting styles and helping children with special needs. Our parenting books are housed in our children’s section so that parents can easily browse for resources while their children read and play!

 
 
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Digital Collection

The Library offers a wide variety of free e-books, digital magazines and audiobooks

 

 

Overdrive:

Best-selling and award-winning fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks. You may borrow up to 10 items at a time.

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RB Digital:

The Library is now offering a large selection of downloadable magazines via RB digital, the world’s largest newsstand, offering full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, no fines, and no limit to the number of issues you can download.

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Pronunciator:

Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

 Learn online, and get our app
for your mobile device! 

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ResearchIT CT:

ResearchIT CT offers a wide variety of free online resources as a service of the Connecticut State Library. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources.

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If you have any questions we are here to help.

 

203-488-8702 librarystaff@branford-ct.gov

 
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 Museum Passes

The library offers passes to local museums and parks. These passes are paid for by the Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library. Library patrons may check out two separate passes at one time. Passes may not be reserved. They are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Passes circulate for 2 days and must be returned to WWML. Overdue fines for passes are $5.00 a day. Passes may be returned in the outdoor bookdrop in the envelope provided.

 

 

Beardsley Zoo

$5.00 admission per person, adult or child,
limit up to 6 guests each day
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Florence Griswold Museum

pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
under 12 into the museum
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Mark Twain House & Museum

buy 1 adult admission, get 1 adult OR
2 children for no charge
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Mystic Seaport

50% off admission for 2 adults and 3 children
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Stamford Museum &

Nature Center pass is for one family
(2 adults and children under 18)
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Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT

pass admits up to 4 people at half price
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Hill-Stead Museum

pass admits 1 adult and 2 children (under 18)
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Mashantucket Pequot Museum

$5.00 off regular admissions
for 2 adults and 2 youth (max. 4)
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New Britain Museum of American Art

free admission for any 4 people
(one adult must accompany
children under 16)
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Stepping Stone Museum for Children

pass for one free admission
with the purchase of one admission
(maximum 3 free admissions
per pass, per day)
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Yale Peabody Museum

pass provides $6.00 off each
admission for up to 4 visitors
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Connecticut State Park Pass

pass waives entrance fees for buildings
or museums for 2 adults and 4 children.
Parking is free for CT residents.
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Maritime Aquarium/Norwalk

$2.00 off Aquarium admission—
good for up to 6 people
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Mystic Aquarium

$5.00 off per person for up to 4 people
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Shoreline Trolley Museum

50% off admission for up to 6 individuals
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Wadsworth Atheneum

Museum of Art free admission
for 2 adults (age 18 and up).
Free for ages 17 and younger
Buy one, get one free film admission
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 Passport Services

Appointments:

The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library offers passport acceptance service, by appointment only. Our passport agents can accept your documentation for a NEW U.S. passport.

Renewals must be done by mail if the passport expired within 15 years of issue date and if over 16 years old when obtained. (Form DS-82)

Please call to make a passport appointment: 203-488-8702. Appointments are made from 11:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Fees:

Adult Passport Book
$110.00

Minor Passport Book
$ 80.00

Adult Passport Card
$ 30.00

Minor Passport Card
$ 15.00

Expedite Fee
$ 60.00

Overnight Return
$ 15.45

Acceptance Fee paid to WWML
$ 35.00 per application


Read the Passport Checklist Here

Expedited Passport service at a U.S. Passport Center:
For an emergency or urgent international travel in 2-3 weeks call 1-877-487-2778 or visit www.travel.state.gov for an appointment. You will need an application, documentation and proof of international travel within the expedited guidelines. The CT Passport Agency is located at: 850 Canal Street, Stamford, CT 06902.

 
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Notary Services

 

The Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library provides notary service during most of the library open hours. There is a $5.00 fee for each notary service. Call the library to make sure there is a notary public available: 203-488-8702. Photo identification required. 

 

 Shoutbomb

Text message notification

 

Shoutbomb is a text message notification service
Signing up is free. Standard text rates apply.

With Shoutbomb, you can receive text messages from the Library when:
Items you requested are ready for pickup

  • Items you borrowed are almost due

  • Items you borrowed are overdue

  • From your Shoutbomb account, you can text the Library to:

  • See what you have borrowed

  • Renew your items, even if overdue

  • Manage multiple library cards in one Shoutbomb account

How To Sign Up For Shoutbomb:
Text the word SIGNUP to (860)345-1307. You will receive a reply asking for your library card number.

Text your library card number (under the barcode). You will receive a confirmation text.

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Fax/Scan/ Copy services

The library offers FAX service during library hours.
The FAX number is 203-315-3347.
Fees:
$1.00 to send up to 5 pages, $.50 for each additional page
$2.00 to receive up to 5 pages, $.50 for each additional page

The library has a scanner and photocopier for public use. There is no charge to scan to a patron flashdrive. Flashdrives are available for purchase for $4.00. Ten cents a copy for photocopies

Computers

The library has 5 public computers with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher. Printing is ten cents a page. The computers are available on a first come, first serve basis. The staff reserves the right to end a computer session after an hour if there is demand.

 

Questions or Suggestions? Please call the library at 203-488-8702 or fill out the form below

 
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