To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is currently CLOSED.

We are still available by phone at 860-828-7125 or via email at, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

You can still use your library card to access online materials like ebooks, audiobooks, video, and more.

No card? Register for a temporary library card, and we will email you with a full-access library card ASAP.

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Community Liaison


Community Liaison
Tara Skiparis

Berlin Hours
Thursdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tara is taking some time off, and will return on December 5th, 2019!

What can a community liaison help with?

  • Counseling resources and services
  • Employment and unemployment resources
  • Understanding and navigating state insurance options
  • Energy and housing assistance resources
  • Guidance for those in need of a shelter (please note that she can’t book someone a shelter)
  • Information on area services available



To schedule an appointment, please call 860-716-2098 or email

When leaving a message, please be as specific as possible so Tara can research the answer before calling or emailing you back.


Walk-In Hours

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and the support of HHC, Tara will alternate her time between the New Britain and Plainville Libraries, us and Hartford HealthCare.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
Thursdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
234 Kensington Road, Berlin, CT

New Britain Public Library
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
20 High St, New Britain, CT

Plainville Public Library
Tuesdays, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
56 East Main St, Plainville, CT


In the News

Social services now available weekly at several area libraries
November 3, 2019
As a collaborative effort across several local libraries, a social worker is available to offer free services one day a week. For New Britain Public Library, that service is every Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Wednesday, then moving to 1 to 5 p.m. starting Nov. 13.

Four area libraries looking to add social worker
September 12, 2018
Four local libraries are seeking funding to hire a part-time social worker to help them provide mental health services to patrons who rely on the library as a shelter.