A core group of about 25 devoted volunteers who are more like a club of book lovers. They enjoy each others’ company and are proud of their service to the library. This group meets twice a week to select, categorize, alphabetize and store books, media (CDs, DVDs, LPs), etc. When time comes around for the annual book sale, the volunteer force expands to over 100. Their last sale included over 120,000 items.
Membership dues and book sale revenues allow the Friends to greatly enhance the collections in each department of the library. The Friends also sponsor a number of adult and children’s programs at the library. You play an important role in making the C.H. Booth Library one of the best in Connecticut. We need your help – please call 203-270-4537 and leave your contact information and we will get in touch with you about volunteer opportunities. (Additional information is available by clicking on “Book Sale Volunteers” below.)
Donating materials to the Friends:
Looking to donate books, media (CDs, DVDs, LPs), puzzles, and games to the Friends? Just use the rear entrance to the library, take a right at the entrance to the Children’s Department, and drop off your donations in the Friends’ sorting room (opposite the elevator).
Questions? Too much to transport? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 203-270-4537, and a Friends’ volunteer will contact you with more information or to arrange for a pickup.
All donations to the Friends of the C.H. Booth Library, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. Tax receipts are available upon request.
Donated items may be offered for sale at the annual summer book sale, at The Little Book Store, or through BooksfromBooth, the Friends’ on-line storefront.
Please note: The Friends cannot accept outdated textbooks and encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books, VHS tapes, or computer hardware, electronics, household appliances, clothing items, etc.
Be sure to visit www.boothbooksale.org for up-to-date information about exciting book-purchasing and donation events, as well as new limited-time special offers.