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Interested in donating books to the Friends of the Terryville Library Booktique? Contact them at tvillebooks@yahoo.com

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The Terryville Friends of the Library were recently honored with two major Focused Project awards from the state Friends of the Connecticut Libraries. The awards recognize projects that raise community awareness of the library.  Entries to qualify for the award were prepared by Joan Mischke and Sandy Klimkoski. The awards'  ceremony  was held in mid- June at Chapman Hall  at Middlesex Community College in Middletown.  Mrs. Nancy Henderson, local businesswoman and treasurer of the Terryville Friends, was honored for the  beautiful dollhouse that she painted, repaired, and redecorated, The house, formerly a mini- Victorian house, became a modern but beautiful traditional  mansion. Her painstaking efforts were driven by a  passion for the hobby of creating dollhouses. The house was eventually used as a very successful fundraiser. The second award went to the Friends group for the transformation of the Wilcox house into the Booktique, the used book store run by the Friends.  The house is conveniently located next to the public library. Most of the Friends agree that all the hard work that was devoted to the Booktique during the hot, steamy summer of 2012 was a labor of love!
Congratulations to our local Friends!

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Check out the Friends of the Library "Booktique" at 244 Main St. Terryville

Friends of the Library Book Sale Monthly.

3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00am - 2:00 pm

The Library is currently accepting donations of used books that are in fair, good to excellent condition (no Reader’s Digest Condensed books or textbooks please). The most desirable donations are recent publications and videos and recordings.  NO MUSTY OR WATER DAMAGED BOOKS PLEASE.   If you have a large amount of books and have no way to bring them to the library, please contact the library and a member of the Friends of the Library will make arrangements to pick them up from you.   For more information or to request pickup of large quantities of books, please call the library at (860) 582-3121

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For more information, or to learn how to become a member, visit the library or attend our next Friends meeting.

The Friends of the Terryville Public Library meet the second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. 

click here to see when the next meeting is scheduled. 

Membership Types
Children - $5.00
Member - $10.00

Patron - $25.00 and up

Family - $15.00

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Current Officers:

Cathy Paskus, President

Sandy Klimkoski - Secretary


Diane Ranft, Vice-President

Nancy Henderson-Treasurer

Find your favorite authors and books at great prices at the Friends of the Terryville Public Library's ongoing book sale! Visit during the library's open hours. Prices from .25 to $2.00/book. Books located in the foyer, stairwell and Multi-purpose Room.

Adopt-a-Shelf

Looking for a new way to help the library? Adopt-a-Shelf is a volunteer opportunity designed to keep materials in correct order and dust free. Interested volunteers donate time to keep one section of the library neat and orderly by "adopting" that section. Volunteers chose a favorite topic or type of material.Twce a month, the volunteers spend time checking that the section they have adopted is in the correct order.

Circulation of library materials has increased 15% since July 2008. With over 57,000 volumes in the library's collection, it is difficult to keep the shelves straight with so much use. Some people don't put items back in the proper spot when they are browsing. Sometimes topics are so popular, the shelves just look messy. Our library pages work diligently to put materials back when they are returned, but "shelf reading" for proper order is time consuming. When every item is in the proper place, everyone - the librarians and the patrons - can find the materials they need and the pages can put materials away more quickly.

Volunteers should be adults or teens ages 15 years or older, detail and order oriented, and be able to work independently each month. We also ask that volunteers be able to commit at least 2 hours a month for a minimum of 6 months. See the Reference Librarian, Lisa Bower Courtney, to sign up! Or e-mail me @ lbcourtney@biblio.org .

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Annual Basket Raffle - May 1st - June 20th

Raffle drawn at noon on June 20th

We are looking for donations of themed baskets for the Friends of the Library Annual Basket Raffle. Some past theme ideas were: Baking, Bath, Spa, Cozy reading, Barbie, Pokemon, Hello Kitty, Pets, and Gardening. The Raffle starts on Saturday, May 1st and runs through Saturday, June 20th. Tickets are $1.00 each, 3 for $2.00 and an arms lengths for $5.00.

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The Terryville Library Friends Store

$2.00 - Each 

 

 

 

Lightweight but strong. Stores easily by folding up. Perfect for grocery shopping. Color purple

 

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