Middletown Libraries

Russell Library & The Godfrey Memorial Library

Russell Library

A Gateway to the future of Middletown

Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will introduce you to countless valuable resources for all ages. In addition to books, magazines and newspapers, we have audio-books, DVDs, a large foreign language audio and movie collection and music on CD—from classical to contemporary. The library also offers downloadable audio-books and e-books online. Children, teens, and adults can enjoy a wide variety of events such as concerts, theatrical performances, film series, author talks and story times. We offer comprehensive reference services, access to high speed internet, wireless service, assistive technologies for the visually-impaired and outreach programs for older citizens. If you need help with your job search, the library sponsors career workshops and practice interviews. Passes are available to more than 20 museums and parks throughout the state, including the Peabody Museum, Kidcity and Mystic Seaport. Explore our unique collection of local history and genealogy in the Middletown Room, or reserve a room for your club’s next meeting. Our staff is here to provide the resources you need when you need them.

The Godfrey Memorial Library

Check out The Godfrey Memorial Library web site! The library was opened and dedicated on May 6, 1951, it was named in memory of Grace (Godfrey) Rider and her brother Brigadier General Stuart Chapin Godfrey by A. Fremont Rider, founder of the library.


Contact Information

123 Broad Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Main Number
(860) 347-2528

Information Services
(860) 347-2520

Children’s Services
(860) 344-8479

TDD/TTY (860) 347-2520

Arthur Meyers


Library Hours:

Mon - Thur 9am - 8:30pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Summer 9am - 1pm