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 $1.00/book. There are some specially-priced books. Books included in the ongoing sale are located in the foyer and stairwell.
**Stay tuned for upcoming sale dates.
If you can’t wait for our next book sale, visit our book storage garage by appointment only.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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!
- Tracy Fitzpatrick – President
- Helena Schwalm – Vice-President
- Cathy Mackiewicz – Treasurer
- Mary Jane Monnerat – Co-Secretary
- Jeannine Audette – Co-Secretary
The Friends of the Terryville Public Library traditionally meet once a month. Watch the Library’s Event Calendar for upcoming meeting times.
Next Friends Meeting – Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 6:30pm
Would you like to get involved?
E-mail email@example.com or call the Library at 860-582-3121 for more information.
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerryvilleLibraryFriends
Membership Types (Effective May 1, 2022)
- Individual Member – $20.00
- Family – $25.00
- Patron – $50.00