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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
2016-2017 on the following dates: September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, and May 23. The Annual Meeting is on June 20. There are no meetings in July and August. All regular monthly meetings are held at 5:30 pm in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Main Library.

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:

2016-2017 Executive Board

President: Brenda Bemben
Vice-President: Stella Heyl
Secretary: Linda Discotto
Treasurer: Jeannette Varkal

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