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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 booklovers from across the region.

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.

Visit our website for more information.

Regular meetings are held in the Community Room of the Main Library at 4:30 pm.

The scheduled meeting dates for  2022-2023 are as follows:


September 20
October 18
November 15
December 20

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20 (Annual Meeting)

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:

2021-2022 Executive Board

President: Open
Vice-President: Wendy Whicher
Secretary: Open
Treasurer: Jeannette Varkal

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> Get a library card? > Search the catalog? > Reserve materials? > Join a computer class? > Reserve a museum pass?
> Review my account? > Make a suggestion? > Renew materials? > Reserve a computer? > Request materials?