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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

The Friends of the Library, Inc.
Antiques & Collectibles Sale

Friday, March 2nd (10-4:30pm), Saturday, March 3rd (9:30-3:30pm) and Sunday, March 4th (12-4:30pm)

Preview: Friday from 10-2pm. Volume discounts will be offered.

Large Collections: Porcelain, China, Crystal, Blown glass, cup/saucer, teapots, art & studio pottery, early glass with great colors and patterns (1870s-1950s), vinyl records. 

Small Collections: Toys, puzzles, games, sheet music, lamps & lighting, ephemera (post cards, etc.), wooden ware, antique furniture (including a few Mission oak pieces and mid-century modern), tins and vintage kitchenware.

The art and wall decor gallery has over 250 pieces! Over 5,000 items in the sale!

The Friends of the Southbury Public Library, Inc. would like to thank our generous donors for supporting the Southbury Public Library: Dr. Frieda Denemark of Southbury and the Williams family of Woodbury whose significant gifts added great depth to the selections. Thank you to the donors from Southbury, Litchfield, Brookfield, Washington and Kent. 


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.

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