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Passport to Connecticut Libraries 2024

April 1-30, 2024

What is Passport to Connecticut Libraries?

Your library card opens the world to you through books, programs, and so many other essential services. Now let your library card open the doors of Connecticut libraries by participating in the Passport to Connecticut Libraries Program!

Over 150 Connecticut library locations are proud to take part in this celebration, inviting you to visit and experience each library’s unique architecture, vibe, and collection to explore and browse! The program is open to adults and children, and the hope is that it encourages residents to explore the amazing diversity of our public libraries, and to celebrate National Library Week (April 7-13).

How to Participate

To begin, visit any WHPL location to pick up your Passport (or download a copy here). We will stamp it and give you a small gift to get you started! Then, take your Passport along as you visit other participating libraries. At each visit, you must show your library card, and then the library will stamp your Passport and may give you another small gift. (Please note: not all Connecticut libraries are participating and not all participating locations are giving gifts! Please be kind to library staff.)

How to Win

If you visit at least five (5) participating libraries and return your Passport to a participating library by May 10, 2024, when you will be entered into a state-wide drawing for a chance to win a $200 Visa gift card for adults (18 and up) and a $200 Visa gift card for children (under 18). This is a state-wide contest where four winners will be selected: one adult and one child from a random drawing from all returned Passports with at least five separate library stamps, and the one adult and one child who visited the most libraries or received the most stamps.