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Friends of the Cheshire Public Library

The Friends are stronger than ever!

November, 2022

The Friends of the Cheshire Public Library just completed a record-breaking Fall Book Sale! We raised over $17,800 that will be used to fund programs and activities at the library for children and adults.

The success was due primarily to the great donations that come in all year long which are checked and boxed by our dedicated crew of sorters. Last Saturday we had an amazing team of Friends members, members of the High School Interact Club, Honor Society, and parents and students from the MechRams robotics club unpack over 400 boxes and organize the books on tables. During the sale, our cashiers and book reorganizers helped ensure a successful buying experience. Finally, on Monday our clean-up crew reset the Mary Baldwin Room for other Library activities.

We always receive great town support. We would like to thank Stop and Shop for the bag donations, Ace Van and Storage for storing our tables and books between sales, ReRead Books for their donations, and the following restaurants for their gift cards for door prizes: Cheshire Pizza and Ale, Jersey Mike’s, Bella Gio, Toro Sushi, and 122 Elm St Tavern.

The Friends support the many ways our library enriches our town with educational courses, family fun activities, and cultural programs. Thank you all for supporting the Friends!

Deb and Tom Morck, Book Sale Co-Chairs

 Allison Lardner, President

Below you will find a link to the Fall 2022 Newsletter. 

Fall 2022 Newsletter PDF version here


Join the Friends!

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.

    You may also join and pay by check. Please click here.

    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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