Book Sales

Check out the Friends of the Library Booktique at 244 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786 (entrance located off Prospect St.)

The Friends of the Library Booktique Sales are suspended at this time.

You can also find your favorite authors and books at great prices at the Friends’ ongoing book sale within the library! Visit during the library’s open hours. Prices from .25 to $2.00/book. Books included in the ongoing sale are located in the foyer and stairwell.

Donating Books to the Friends

Until further notice, small book donations will be accepted on WEDNESDAYS between 10am and 4:30pm. (For clarification, a small book donation would fill no more than a single bankers box or 2 paper grocery bags.)  Please drop off your donations to the marked bin underneath the Curbside Pickup table outside the main entrance.

Typically, the Friends gratefully accept donations of used books that are in good to excellent condition.  The most desirable donations are recent publications and DVDs.

The Friends’ DO NOT accept the following:

  • Religious materials
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Textbooks
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines (including National Geographic)
  • Videos (VHS)
  • Cassette tapes (music or books on cassette)
  • Badly worn, musty or water damaged books

These items don’t see a strong demand at the Booktique and, with limited volunteers, they cannot be easily passed on to another not-for-profit.  (While Goodwill and Savers in Bristol have both closed, Goodwill Donation Centers are open in Torrington, CT, Waterbury, CT and Plainville, CT.  Follow the links for contact information and donation windows.)

If you have a large amount of books to donate, please call the library at (860) 582-3121 to make special arrangements for drop-off.  We are happy to accept large donations at a mutually convenient time.

Other Fundraising Activities

The Friends of the Library support many children’s, teens, and adult activities at the library including author talks, children’s, teen and adult programs, and the Museum Pass service.

Throughout the year, we hold semi-annual bag sales, bake sales, basket raffles, a cookie walk, and a May Tea Party.

Join the Friends

By becoming a Friend of the Terryville Public Library, you’ll be making an important contribution to one of our town’s  most vital educational and cultural assets.  Your financial support and volunteer efforts shape and enhance the activities and materials provided to the community and the Library.  We welcome new ideas and enthusiasm!


Current Officers:

  • Bonnie Leroux – President
  • Diane Ranft – Vice-President
  • Nancy Henderson – Treasurer
  • JoAnn Dukeley – Secretary

The Friends of the Terryville Public Library traditionally meet once a month.  Watch our event calendar for upcoming meeting times.

Would you like to get involved?  E-mail the Friends at  A Friend will respond to your e-mail.  If you’d prefer a return phone call, please provide your number.

Membership Types
  • Student – $5.00
  • Individual Member – $10.00
  • Family – $15.00
  • Patron – $25.00