Friends of the Library

Join the Friends!
The Friends of Newtown Public Library (FOL) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501C3 organization.

Would you like to keep up to date with the Friends of the Library’s news and activities? Click here.

During the year, the FOL raise funds to donate for the betterment of Newtown Public Library. The all-volunteer group enables the Library to purchase items and equipment not covered in its annual budget through:

  • Book Sales: The FOL collect, sort and sell approximately 4,000 books at two book sales each year (usually in the spring and fall). Click here to sign-up to receive email alerts about the FOL book sale.
  • Book Cart Sales: Year-round carts in the Library lobby provide both best sellers and many children’s titles. Hardback books are $2.00. Paperback books are $1.00. Children’s books are $1.00. When you take a book from the cart, please pay at the Circulation Desk in the Library. After you have read your book, you can bring it back and put it back on the cart to sell again!

FOL Officers
Lynn Elston – President
Terri McCarthy – Publicity
Sharon Haslett – Book Sale
Cindi Young – Book Cart Sale

Mission Statement
The purpose of the FOL shall be twofold:

  1. Shall raise funds to be donated to the library to be used for the betterment of the library.
  2. Shall promote community awareness of the library by offering programs for the community’s entertainment and education.

For more FOL programs, see the library calendar page.