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What does the New Haven Free Public Library mean to you?

The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is thrilled to be a 2019 Finalist for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Given by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to their communities. For 25 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service and are making a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

We want to know the impact of NHFPL in your life! Why do you love NHFPL? Tell us your NHFPL story!

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And watch one from our community!

My NHFPL Story | Afterschool Coding and Crafts for this Fair Haven Family

My NHFPL Story | Bridge to My Identity: Heritage, Race and Culture at Stetson Library

My NHFPL Story | Feeling Free, Calm and Safe: At Home in the Teen Center

My NHFPL Story | “I’ll Take Our Library in My Suitcase:” Newcomers Being Heard and Giving Back at Mitchell Library

My NHFPL Story | Returning to New Haven and Discovering Entrepreneurial Empowerment in Ives Squared