Winter 2013

A Newsletter for The Friends of the Southbury Library

100 Poverty Road • Southbury, CT 06488

(203) 262-0626


Happy New Year to all the Friends. If you have made a resolution to perform acts of kindness, better your community, or volunteer your time, we would love to have your help. We have many volunteer opportunities, including sorting donations before the book sale, helping during the book sale, or joining our board. We need your energy to help us provide all the activities listed in this newsletter, and to offer more.

Please call Chris Tolley at 203-262-6855 for book sale volunteers or Jeff O’Sullivan at 203-578-5988 for other volunteer opportunities.

Sincerely, Jeff O’Sullivan

President of the Friends of the Southbury Public Library


In 2007, in an effort to reflect the Friends of the Library’s commitment to academics, literature and local community service, the group created an annual scholarship of $1000. This scholarship is awarded to a Southbury graduating high school senior who is continuing their education at an accredited institute of higher learning.

Applicants must submit an essay that describes “How the Southbury Public Library has Influenced my life,” along with their application. The essay will weigh heavily in determining who the recipient of the scholarship will be, but, grades, association with the Southbury Public Library, community service, and other extracurricular activities will be taken into account.

Scholarship applications will be available March 1st at the Southbury Public Library, on the Southbury Public Library’s website and at the Pomperaug High School Guidance Office. Application with essay and transcript must be submitted by Monday, May 6, 2013, to the Southbury Library Reference Desk or the Career Center at Pomperaug High School.


Holiday Book Sale Update: Thank you to everyone who shopped at our Holiday Book Sale this ear. We had a wonderful selection of books–something for everyone! Our sale was a huge success. THANK YOU!

Annual Spring Book Sale:

Our Annual Spring Book Sale will begin with our Presale on Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6-8pm. Admission to this event is $10.00 per person. Be one of the first shoppers to make your purchases, before we open to the general public!

The main book sale hours:

Thursday, April 4 Noon-8:30pm
Friday, April 5 9:30am-5pm
Saturday, April 6 9:30am-3:30pm
Sunday, April 7 Noon-4:30pm

Admission to the main book sale is free. We will have over 30,000 books for sale, sorted into over 40 categories, including cookbooks, bestsellers, large print, mysteries, sci-fi/fantasy, children’s, old, interesting, specials, and much more. Most books are priced 50 cents – $2.00. If you have books you’d like to donate please call either Chris Tolley at 203-262-6855 or Jeff O’Sullivan at 230-578-5988.

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