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Friends of the Cheshire Public Library

Successful Fall Book Sale 


The Friends of the Cheshire Library’s recent Fall book sale was a huge success due to our fantastic community and dedicated volunteers!  We raised $16,468, just slightly lower than our record sale in 2019.  We had accumulated books for a Spring 2020 sale that was cancelled due to COVID-19.  We resumed accepting donations in July of 2021 and accumulated many more books.  Volunteers work year-round to screen donations and box them for storage.  We are very fortunate to have Cheshire’s Ace Van & Storage donate warehouse space to store the filled boxes and then deliver them on our day of setup.  During our three-day preparation, 75 volunteers unboxed and organized approximately 19,000 books and 6,000 digital media.   A special thank you to members of the High School’s Interact Club and the MechaRams Robotics Club, and Friends members who worked so hard to prepare for the sale.

During the sale, 118 time slots were staffed by Friends members who kept busy by restocking tables and cashiering.  Another 14 volunteers completed the clean up on Monday.


We would like to thank Bone-In-Prime, Fuoco Pizza, Olive & Henry, China Dragon, and Cheshire Craft Brewing for gift cards used as door prizes for extra excitement.  


With the wonderful support of our volunteers and community, the Friends can continue funding dynamic programs at our vibrant library.


Deb and Tom Morck

Friends of CPL Book Sale co-chairs


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Since 1887, the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library have worked to meet the funding needs of the library. The Friends provide programs, equipment, and services that would not be available through the library’s operational budget.

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    Membership Levels

    • Senior: $10 per year, 65+
    • Individual: $15 per year
    • Family: $25 per year
    • Patron: $50 per year
    • Supporter: $100 per year
    • Angel: $200 per year

    Did you know...?

    • The Friends organize and run an ongoing book sale in the lobby of the library.
    • The Friends provide the bulk of the Library’s staff support funding.
    • Library events are not funded by your tax dollars. They are funded 100% by the Friends of the Library.

    The Friends also...

    • Act as advocates for the Library locally and statewide
    • Organize and run the annual Library book sale and other fundraisers
    • Assist in staff development and enrichment by providing funds for staff to attend workshops, meetings and conferences.

    Your Contribution Supports:

    • Events & Classes for Kids and Teens
    • Events & Classes for Adults
    • Concerts
    • Summer Reading programs
    • Museum Passes for discounted or free admission to local museums

    Friends Board

    Allison Lardner, President
    David Hostage, Vice-President
    Linda Blackburn, Treasurer
    Deb Morck, Secretary
    Deb Morck, Book Sales
    Deb Thomas, Hospitality
    Allison Lardner, Newsletter
    Rebecca Reeve, Recognition and Remembrance
    Dom Dicenzo, Publicity
    Cathi Waas, Membership
    Debbie Wylie, Patti Flynn-Harris, Regina Thorton, Directors at Large
    Tom Morck, Member Ex-Officio
    Deborah Rutter
    , Member Ex-Officio

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