Who we are and what we do:
Anyone can become a member of the Friends of the Woodbridge Library; membership starts at $10 and is open to all interested people, organizations, and businesses. Contributions from the Friends provide the Library with books, programs, equipment, and professional training for staff that would otherwise not be funded. The Friends’ support of the Library covers hundreds of activities for all ages from preschool story times to cooking demonstrations, movie nights, and statewide museum passes. In 2017, over 1,400 people attended programs sponsored by the Friends.
A signature achievement of the Friends is our Bookstore Alley, a wonderful, cheerful, busy, and well-organized used bookstore amply stocked with gently used books donated by Library patrons. Our prices are low: adult hardcovers and jigsaw puzzles are $2, paperbacks are three for $1, everything else is $1 including DVDs, CDs, and children’s hardcover books. Before items are put out for sale, they are sorted and cleaned by our volunteers. Bookstore Alley is located on the Mezzanine level of the Library and is open during all Library hours. Payment is taken at the Circulation Desk so you don’t have to wait for the bookstore to “open”–you can shop anytime!
In addition to Bookstore Alley, the Friends hold a four-day book sale the first weekend of June where all our extensive inventory is put out for sale. The Friends have also begun hosting an annual exciting two-day event, Swinging through the Stacks, a Mini Golf fundraiser throughout the Library.
We have a small, but dedicated, crew of volunteers who run the bookstore and organize our events. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us. The Friends email is: email@example.com. A phone message can be left at 203.389.3493.
We rely on donations of clean books, DVDs, CDs, and jigsaw puzzles. We ask that donations be in good condition. We cannot accept any item that is damp, has mold, or has damage from smoking as these conditions can spread through our collection. Donations can be dropped off near the front desk of the library. If you have a large donation, members of the Friends can schedule a pick up at your house.
Friends Newsletter and Annual Appeal:
Each spring, the Friends send out an appeal asking town residents to renew their yearly membership. We also send a newsletter to each resident’s home — view the most recent letter here.
Click on the Amazon Smile image and choose the Friends of the Woodbridge Library as your designated charity. Amazon Smile has the same products, prices and shopping features as Amazon. There is no additional cost to you; if you shop on Amazon, it is an easy way to help your Library!
A phone message can be left at 203.389.3493
The Friends of the Woodbridge Library is a 501c (3) not-for-profit organization.