serving the community

The East Haddam Public Library System seeks to enrich lives by helping to build communities of lifelong learners. The System provides access to historical collections, offers materials in print and digital formats, and gives community members opportunities to share in public discussion.

The EHLS serves the residents of East Haddam through two unique facilities: Rathbun Free Memorial Library and East Haddam Free Public Library. Both libraries serve the community in many ways, including providing access to computers and WiFi, DVDs, audio and e-books and, of course, printed books. In addition, each library presents programs and events for children, teens and adults, including story time for pre-school children, video games for older children and teens,  and book clubs for all ages.