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General Information

The Friends of the New Britain Public Library (NBPL) was formed over four decades ago to advocate and fundraise for the Library. Among the group’s main activities are its two semi-annual book sales which have become hugely popular, drawing book-lovers from across the state.

The Friends also manage the Everyday Book Sale, located near the entrance to the Periodicals Room in the Main Library, which is open during library hours. Smaller fundraisers are also held at various times during the year. All proceeds directly benefit the library.

The Friends of the NBPL will hold its regular meetings for
2019-2020 on the following dates:

September 17
October 15 (Cancelled)
November 19
December 17

January 21
February 18
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16 (Annual Meeting)

All regular meetings are held in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Main Library at 4:30 pm.

We are looking for more NBPL-lovers and supporters to join the Friends. New members and new ideas are particularly welcome. Please fill out our membership form if you are interested, or contact us via e-mail at:

2019-2020 Executive Board

President: Brenda Bemben
Vice-President: Stella Heyl
Secretary: Diana Rudzinski
Treasurer: Jeannette Varkal

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