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 once in a while opportunity to buy your special Book or Media Item at a great price.

  • 30,000 Books. Large amounts of Hardcover Fiction, Mass Market Paperbacks and VHS tapes added to the sale
  • Saturday, May 21st  9:30am – 3:30 pm -  Everything ½ Price:
    • $1 for Hard Covers & Soft Covers
    • $1 for CDs
    • $1.50 for DVDs
    • $.50 for Records
    • Specially Priced Books & Media
    • Antiquarian, Collectible, signed and 1st edition books
    • Vintage Books are preserved in the sale
    • Many Gift Quality Books and Media items
  • Sunday, May 22nd noon-4:30 pm - Everything ½ Price & Beyond:
    • $1 for Hard Covers & Soft Covers
    • $1 for CDs
    • $1 for DVDs
    • $.25 for Records
    • $.50 for Books on Tape
    • $1 for Books on CDs
    • $.25 for Computer Software
    • $.05 for Music Cassettes
    • $5 for VHS – Costco Tomato Box, Approx 42 items
    • $5 for Mass Market Paperbacks – Costco Tomato Box, Approx 40 items
    • Many Gift Quality Books and Media items
  • Only Checks and Cash are accepted. No Credit cards accepted
  • Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Southbury Public Library


Questions about the Book Sale call Chris Tolley at 203-262-6855


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