About Us

Wolcott, Connecticut, originally known as Farmingbury, was founded in 1796.  The town is named after Governor Wolcott, who cast the deciding vote in favor of the town’s incorporation. Wolcott is a residential community with a land area of 21.6 square miles, a population over 16,500 and is located in New Haven County.

A prominent figure in the history of Wolcott is Amos Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May Alcott (author of Little Women). Amos was an educator, philosopher and poet.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Wolcott Public Library to provide and promote open and equal access to the resources and services of the library in order to meet the informational, educational and cultural needs of the community. The library seeks to encourage reading and the use of current technology for life-long learning and the enhancement of the individual’s quality of life. The library offers a welcoming public place for both community interaction and individual pursuits.