Recorded Books Audiobooks and Ebooks! You can browse and search thousands of titles and download them to your computer and/or portable audio devices. (Funded by BookFriends.)
Acorn TV -- the best in British TV and Film! Watch 80+ exclusive shows -- world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies -- from Britain and beyond. With thousands of hours of commercial-free programming. (Supported by the Ned O'Brien Film Fund)
The Great Courses Library Collection! Unlimited access to the worlds most engaging professors, covering a wide variety of subjects. (Supported by the Ned O'Brien Film Fund)
Stingray Qello -- Full-length Concerts, Music, and Documentaries! Over 1,500 of the most amazing live moments of music streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. (Supported by the Ned O'Brien Film Fund)
IndieFlix -- Movies and Classic TV! Streaming video with unlimited access to thousands of titles. (Supported by the Ned O'Brien Film Fund)
Download through RBdigital:
The Beekley Community Library offers Kanopy, a streaming video service to our patrons. Read the instructions and then click on the icon below to begin.
Kanopy video streaming is now available to Beekley Library patrons. Watch over 30,000 films including must see classics from The Criterion Collection, your favorite documentaries from PBS or dramas from BBC. Indulge in indies and world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers, including New Day Films, Kino Lorber, The Video Project, California Newsreel and many others. All of Kanopy’s titles are instantly available with no holds and no waiting.
You can search by subject from a drop down menu on the home page or use the search box to look for films by title, actor, director, producer and keyword.
You may view up to 5 films a month, with 3 days to watch each one on your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also stream them on your TV with Roku or Apple TV.
The Beekley Community Library offers two downloadable book services for New Hartford residents: OverDrive and One-Click Digital. Read the instructions below and then click on the links to access these services.
Overdrive is offered through Library Connection. You can browse and search thousands of titles and download them to Kindles, Nooks, iPads, iPods, mp3players, smart phones, and other portable devices.
To get started:
For online access to databases on health, business, K-12 research, periodicals, reference materials, and to access the Request Catalog, log on to http://researchitct.org/ A library card is required to access these databases from home. researchitct is available to all Connecticut library cardholders. To access databases on researchitct from your home in Connecticut, or anywhere in the world, click on Access from Home/Office under the icon For Public Library Patron. Enter your entire 14-digit library barcode number (from any library in Connecticut). Then choose from the wealth of databases available
Temporary Changes to Requesting Interlibrary Loans
Q: Why is this process changing?
A: As of July 1st, 2015, CT libraries will no longer be using reQuest software when requesting interlibrary loans. We are presently searching for a new online catalog.
Q: Will I still be able to get items from other libraries?
A: Yes, but the process will be more time consuming during the summer months and as a new system comes online.
Q: Will I still be able to research the iConn Catalog?
A: Yes, but all requests will have to be processed by the Interlibrary Loan Librarian.
Q: How can I request material from another library?
A: Items can be requested by emailing Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling a librarian at (860) 379-7235, or in person at the library.
Q: What information is necessary for me to place a request?
A: Please provide your name, phone number or email, and the title of the book, cd book, movie, or cd you are requesting. Include any additional relevant information, i.e. author, publishing date, format, actor, etc.
Q: How long will these changes be in effect?
A: The goal is to have a new online catalog by September, but this process may take longer.
Museum passes are lent to New Hartford residents for up to three days (Brodie Park is for one day only), and must be returned on the day they are due before the Library opens. The pass may be dropped in the book drop outside the Library. Passes may not be renewed. There is a fine of $10 a day for passes not returned on time. If the pass is lost or stolen, the charge will be the total price of the pass. You may reserve a pass by visiting or calling the Library.
Our museum pass collection is funded in full by BookFriends.
THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM
One of the country's first museums devoted exclusively to the exhibition of contemporary art.
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 203.438.4519
Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm
Admits pass-holder and accompanying family members.
Swimming, Picnicking, and Hiking
West Hill Rd., New Hartford, CT
Free pass for one vehicle.
THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Hands-on science for children
950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford, CT
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 -5 (Summers, 9-4)
Sunday: 12-5 (Summers, 11-4)
Admits two for the price of one.
CONNECTICUT’S OLD STATE HOUSE
Connecticut’s first state capitol and a beautifully-restored architectural marvel.
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
(hours vary by season)
Park in Constitution Plaza Garage, South Entrance (with validation, it will cost $5/day)
Admission free (up to 2 adults and 2 children).
CONNECTICUT STATE PARKS & FORESTS
This pass is valid at CT
State Park & Forest Recreation
Areas, from April 1 to Oct 8.
Pass covers the cost of parking.
Also covers admission for 2 adults & 4 children at Dinosaur,
Fort Trumbull, & Gillette Castle State Parks.
The Nature Discovery Center
10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT
Grounds: Open daily 7 am – dusk
Building: Monday-Saturday: 9-5
Free admission for family of four.
A place where children can learn through hands-on and multi-sensory activities.
61 Main Street, Torrington, CT
Pass admits a family of four.
MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK
A vibrant and entertaining learning environment, with living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.
10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
Exit 14 (n)/Exit 15 (s) off I-95
10 am-5 pm every day of the year (July and August until 6 pm), closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
$2 off combination ticket (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX).
RouteI-95 to Exit 90, Mystic, CT
Open 9-5 daily
For reduced admission for 4.
Valid July-Labor Day for higher admission.
NEUBERGER MUSEUM OF ART
Prestigious examples of modern, contemporary, and African art.
Located on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
914-251-6100 or 914-251-6117
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
Pass admits 2 adults and any number of children (under age 18).
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Three centuries of American Art in One Incredible Collection
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052 (860) 229-0257
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11-5
Closed national holidays
Free admission for 4 people.
ROARING BROOK NATURE CENTER
Wildlife exhibits, Walking trails
70 Gracey Rd., Canton, CT
Open Mondays in July and August
Admits two for the price of one.
Oldest public art museum in the U.S.
600 Main St., Hartford, CT
Saturday and Sunday: 10-5
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children.