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 has Southbury Public Library influenced me?” 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. Deliver completed application and one page typed essay by March 24, 2015 to The Career Center at Pomperaugh High School. The Southbury Public Library’s Reference Department will receive applications until April 13, 2015.




The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc. will be holding their Spring Book Sale in the first floor lobby of the Library during the month of  April.  Thousands of books will be offered for sale at $2.00 or less.  VHS tapes, CDs and books on tape will also be for sale.

Each week during the month of April, several different categories of books will be featured for sale, including:

April 1-7: Biographies, History (including WW1, WW2, Civil War, Holocaust), Political & Commentary

April 8-14: Gardening, Crafts and Hobbies, Home Décor and Improvement, Pets & Animals

April 15-21: Cookbooks, Poetry, Travel, Legal/Law, Computer, Foreign Language

April 22-30: Fiction (Hardcover and trade paperback), Classics, Science Fiction, Education  & Study Guides

The Garden book sale, starting on April 8th, will offer a special collection from Southbury resident Cindy Stowell. The focus of her book collection was Connecticut Wildflower propagation and cultivation, Perennials, Plant identification guides and Garden design and Upkeep. Her extensive contribution to the community centered around conservation and preservation through her work with The Flanders Nature Center and Southbury Land Trust.

The Book Sale will be open during regular library hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday   9:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday   9:30 am- 9 pm

Saturday 9:30 am- 4 pm

Sunday Noon-5 pm

Proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Southbury Public Library.  Any questions, please call Chris Tolley at 203-262-6855

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