Community Liaison

Get help with mental health services, jobs and housing resources, or legal support. Walk in or schedule an appointment in complete privacy.


Community Liaison
Tara Skiparis

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

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.

COVID-19 Alert

Hours have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Please contact Tara for more information.

In the News

  • 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.

  • 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.