Book Sales and Donation Guidelines


In order to raise money for the library, book sales are held by the Friends each Spring and Fall.

The Friends appreciate your support of our fundraising activities. Proceeds from the book sales go back to the library to fund programs and events and to make purchases not covered by the library’s budget.

You can drop off items at the library’s main circulation desk during the week, up to one hour before closing. If you have a large number of donations, please call the circulation desk at 203-879-8110 and make arrangements for a staff member to meet you in the library’s lower level. One month prior to our sales, we will begin to accept donations on Saturdays with one special collection day reserved when we will have volunteers to assist you on the lower level.

The library assumes ownership over donations and may add a donated book to its collection as it sees fit. The remainder of the donations will be stored for the next sale.

The following items we gladly accept

  • Graphic novels for adults and children
  • Large Print Books
  • Books in good condition for adults and children, both fiction and non-fiction
  • CD’s and DVD’s
  • Audiobooks
  • Computer games
  • Puzzles
  • Games for both children and adults
  • Travel guides – not older than 2 years

Please, no

  • Readers Digest condensed books
  • Books that are outdated—computer, technical, medical, textbooks (three years is a good guide)
  • Travel guides older than two years
  • Encyclopedias
  • Magazines
  • VHS tapes and cassettes
  • Books that have been stored in damp areas, display mold, are water-damaged