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 Fall Book Sale in the library’s basement from Thursday, November 5th through Sunday, November 8th.

There will be a preview sale on Thursday, November 5th from 10-2pm. A $10 fee will be collected at the door for the preview sale.

Main Sale – No Admission Charge

Thursday, November 5th from 2-8pm
Friday, November 6th from 9:30-5pm
Saturday, November 7th from 9:30-3:30pm
Sunday, November 8th from 12-4:30pm

Among the various types of books available will be coffee table books, cookbooks, children’s books, biographies, gift books and current bestsellers. Special offerings from the estate of Richard Widmark, personal library of former Sotheby’s auctioneer, and 2000 book library of a CT University professor.

Any questions, please call Chris Tolley at 203-262-6855

New Delivery Option for our Newsletter:

Please help us save on postage by signing up for email delivery of our news letter. We will email a .pdf file of the newsletter to you, rather than paying postage to send a hard copy. To sign up, be sure to fill in the email line on the enclosed membership renewal form.