Friends of Newtown Public Library

Join the Friends!
The Friends of Newtown Public Library (FOL) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, 501C3 organization that meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the library.

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

Do you have questions regarding FOL? Email them at [email protected].

The next Friends of the Newtown Public Library Book Sale is October 13-15, 2023.

Friday, October 13  •  8-10 a.m.  •  $5 First Look

Friday, October 13  •  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  •  Open to the public

Saturday, October 14 •  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  •  Open to the public

Sunday, October 15 •  1 – 4 p.m.  •  Open to the public

We are currently accepting donations of books and other items in good condition for the Fall 2023 book sale. Bring donations to the library during regular operating hours only. We accept hardcover and paperback books, CDs, and DVDs. We do not accept the donation of textbooks, VHS tapes, encyclopedias or outdated informational books as well as books with missing or damaged covers, books that are smoky, water damaged, stained, or have notes or underlining. Once donated, items become the property of the Friends.

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 each year. 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
Open – President
Terri McCarthy – Publicity
Sharon Haslett – Book Sale
Cindi Young – Treasurer/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.