Virtual Meeting Room service now available from the East Hartford Public Library

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East Hartford, CT – Is your organization looking for technology to support virtual meetings? Are you reconvening and struggling with logistics?

The East Hartford Public Library has launched a Virtual Meeting Room service via Zoom to provide a safe and easy alternative to in-person meetings for nonprofits and community groups. Participating organizations will have access to the library’s upgraded Zoom account for meetings at their convenience, supported by library staff, who can provide Zoom management during meetings as well as training in advance for attendees or organizers.

This new service is funded by a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to support civic and resident engagement in the region.

Before the pandemic, the meeting rooms at Raymond Library were well-used by a wide variety of organizations. The rooms have been closed for the duration of the pandemic and are expected to remain so through the summer, when they will be employed for other functions. This new Virtual Meeting Room service, supported by the Hartford Foundation, will fill a gap in services while our lower level meeting spaces remain closed to the public.

To become a Virtual Meeting Room user, send an e-mail to Participants may not be profit-making entities, and must serve East Hartford residents.

The East Hartford Public Library is a center for lifelong learning, where we provide free and equal access to information for all ages. Since opening our newly renovated and expanded building in 2015, we have added new programs and services to meet community demand, including Propel East Hartford, programs and services for people who want to make a difference in East Hartford. For information about our current services, visit our website:

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding towns. Through partnerships, the Foundation seeks to strengthen communities in Greater Hartford by putting philanthropy in action to dismantle structural racism and achieve equity in social and economic mobility. Made possible by the gifts of generous individuals, families and organizations, the Foundation has awarded grants of more than $849 million since its founding in 1925. For more information, visit or call 860-548-1888.