Farmington Libraries 100th Anniversary

2017 marks 100 years of continuous library services in Farmington! Celebrations for all ages will be held throughout the year. Join us for concerts featuring music from different eras, a celebratory dinner, time capsule, and more! 

Farmington Speaks: A Community History Project

Farmington is a town rich with local history, and it is the goal of the Farmington Libraries to not only preserve this history, but to celebrate and share it! As part of the Farmington Libraries 100th Anniversary we invite you to participate in this Community History Project by submitting materials pertaining to local people, places or events. These can be photos; documents such as letters, postcards, or journals; short audio or video clips; and other digital ephemera that celebrates Farmington’s past or present. Your contributions will be curated into collections by Farmington Library staff and then published on BiblioBoard where it will be freely accessible all over the world.

Upcoming Events


Centennial Celebration High Tea
Thursday, October 19, 1:00 PM
Barney Library

Enjoy lunch and a presentation by Dr. Charles Leach illustrating the development of the libraries in Farmington! The program will also include a showing of “A Legacy Brought Forward: The Farmington Libraries, Then and Now.”

Tickets are $20 per person. Visit the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive to reserve your seat. Check, cash, and credit are accepted.

Platinum Concert: Eric Bascom Trio Featuring Ethel Lee
Saturday, November 4, 1:30 PM
Main Library

Join us to close out our 100th Anniversary year with great friends and great music! The Eric Bascom Trio are a longtime fixture of the Pioneer Valley music scene, including serving as the “house band” of the Basketball Hall of Fame Induction for more than twenty years. This performance will feature guest vocalist Ethel Lee! A short reception with light refreshments will follow. Register now!

Our History

A Short History of the Farmington Libraries (PDF)

Library Directors through History (PDF)