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Friends of the Cheshire Library

CPL-Friends LogoSince 1887, the Friends of the Cheshire Public Library have worked to meet the needs of the Library. The Friends provide programs, equipment and services that would not be available through the Library’s operational budget.


Join the Friends

Guidelines for Book Donations

Book Sale

Here are some of the programs that your contribution supports:

  • Family Programs: Storytelling, performances, and music to entertain all members of your family.
  • The Concert Series: Programs that feature performing arts and musical concerts.
  • Thursday Evening Programs: For adults: Lectures and seminars on a wide variety of topics from self- help to book discussions.
  • Summer Reading Program: Help keep up your children’s reading skills while school is out, and earn fun prizes.

The Friends also:

  • Act as advocates for the Library locally and statewide
  • Organize and run the annual Library book sale and other fund-raisers
  • Purchase Museum passes for use by the public
  • Assist in staff development and enrichment by providing funds for workshops, meetings and conferences

Did You Know:

  • The Friends organize and run all Library book sales.
  • The Friends provide the bulk of the Library’s staff support funding, which sends Library staff to professional workshops and conferences in order to provide excellent customer service.
  • Library programs and performances are not funded by your tax dollars. They are funded 100% by the Friends of the Library.
  • The Friends act as Library advocates locally and statewide.

Executive Board

PRESIDENT: Fellis Jordan


TREASURER: Mike Liapakis


BOOK SALE: Tom & Deb Morck


TRUSTEES: Jim Archambault, Patti Flynn-Harris, Debbie Wylie

MEMBERS EX-OFFICIO: Ramona Burkey, Deborah Rutter

To contact the Friends use our email form. (Enter YOUR email address in the email address line!)

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