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.

Donation Day
Saturday, April 1 from 9:30-3:30pm at the Southbury Library’s Entrance 

The following items will be accepted:

  • Clean, readable BOOKS in all subject areas and formats
  • Music CD’s, Movie DVD’s, Video Games, Vinyl Records,Computer & Console Game Cartridges, Books on CD’s, tapes, etc.
  • Educational items such as toys, pop-up books, Puzzles and games
  • Music sheets, Vintage maps, Vintage & Art posters, Vintage & Art Prints, Wall décor, Stamps, Paintings, Boutique items, (Such as Blank Diaries, Notebooks, Book Ends, Book Shelf Decor)

For the individually priced books:

  • vintage leather bound or high quality books

Boxing, Pickup and tax accounting of large collections or Estates is available by arrangement.

If you have something unique to donate and are unsure if we can accept it, or wish to donate directly to the Library, please ask us. Call Christine Tolley: (203)262-6855.

Friends of the Southbury Public Library Book Sale

Preview Sale is Thursday, April 20 from 10 AM – 2 PM.      

Admission to the Preview: (First chance to Shop) Sale is $10.00.

Remainder of the Book Sale is on:

  • Thursday, April 20 from 2-8pm  
  • Friday, April 21 from 9:30-5pm
  • Saturday, April 22 from 9:30-3:30pm
  • Sunday, April 23 from 12-4:30pm       

 Questions about The Book Sale call 

     Chris Tolley (203-262-6855)

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