Book Sales

You can 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. Most books are priced from $0.50 to $2.00/book.  There are some specially-priced books. Books included in the ongoing sale are located in the foyer and stairwell.

**Fall Book Sale – Saturday, September 7 – 10am – 1pm – Garage behind Library

If you can’t wait for our next book sale, visit our book storage garage by appointment only.
E-mail to make an appointment.

Donating Books to the Friends

The Friends of the Library are currently accepting donations of used books published after 2005 that are in good to excellent condition and DVDs.


The Friends’ DO NOT accept the following:

  • Religious materials
  • Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
  • Cookbooks
  • 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 Friends’ sales 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 program.

Throughout the year, we hold semi-annual bag sales, bake sales, basket raffles, recipe jars, and a Spring 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!

FOL Membership Application – Print this application, fill it out and return it to the Friends of the Library, 238 Main Street, Terryville, CT 06786 or bring it with you to our next Friends meeting!

Current Officers:

  • Tracy Fitzpatrick – President
  • Helena Schwalm – Vice-President
  • Cathy Mackiewicz – Treasurer
  • Jeannine Audette – Secretary

The Friends of the Terryville Public Library traditionally meet once a month.  Watch the Library’s Event Calendar for upcoming meeting times.

Upcoming Events:
No meetings during July and August

2024 Meeting Schedule

Would you like to get involved? 

E-mail or call the Library at 860-582-3121 for more information.

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Membership Types (Effective October 12, 2023)
  • Individual Member – $20.00
  • Family – $25.00