Friends of the Easton Public Library

The Friends of the Easton Public Library is a nonprofit volunteer organization dedicated to sustaining and enhancing our library.

HOLIDAY MARKET AND TREE LIGHTING SUNDAY DEC 4!


It's hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us! We're gearing up for a great community gathering on SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2:30-6PM.


The Community Room will be full of artisans showcasing and selling wonderful gifts for the season.... we'll have hot chocolate and cookies for all .... a craft table for the youngsters ... Santa and Ms. Claus will be there ... there'll be a holiday sing-a-long (4:30) ... the Barlow Chamber Singers will sing for us ... and then, we'll light the tree! (5:15ish) Come when you can and stay as long as you can!


The Friends are happy to bring this community-wide event to the town. We hope you'll join us!

And IF you can, we can always use a few more volunteers to help us. Contact friends@eastonlibrary.org if you can spend an hour or two with us.


Can't make the festivities but want to support the Friends? Please click on the button below, and thank you, in advance!

What is The Friends of the Easton Public Library?

The Friends of the Easton Public Library is a 501(c)(3) organization made up of local volunteers and members who raise money to help support the library.

Past fundraisers have included participating in the nationwide Library Giving Day in early April; hosting a wine and cheese gathering to kick off the summer with Eastonites old and new; running a fabulous used book sale; and hosting a holiday craft fair and tree lighting in early December. More events are in the works!

Recent events have already raised $12,500. to support the library for 2022: in April we raised nearly $4500 as part of the National Library Giving Day campaign, and in June we raised $2K more, as part of our Winetasting fundraiser. Our book sale garnered $6000. Thank you to the generosity of our wonderful library lovers from all across the town. We are grateful.

All these provide financial support to the library beyond what is in its annual budget. In the past year the Friends have given money to support the refurbishment of the patio at the library for gatherings and fun activities for library patrons and their friends; the Summer Reading Program for adults and children alike; the One Book One Town initiative, and the purchase of museum passes for everyone in town to use. Next up, our holiday craft fair and tree lighting on December 4!

Sign up to be a volunteer! We'd love to have you help us - with ideas, with an hour here or there of volunteer time, or by serving on our planning committee. All are welcome! Click on the volunteer box below, or contact us at friends@eastonlibrary.org.

Membership

Become a member and help support the Easton Public Library.

Benefits of membership:

  • Receive early notifications of Friends of the Easton Public Library events.

  • With your permission, we will publish you name as a member.

  • Pride in knowing you are helping our library continue its excellent service to our community.

Membership runs July 1 through June 30 each year and is tax deductible. To become a member, check out our membership page HERE or click on the MEMBERSHIP button below.

Checks may be dropped off at the Circulation Desk at the Library or mailed to the Easton Public Library, 691 Morehouse Road, Easton, CT 06612, Attn: Friends of the Easton Public Library.


Volunteer

We are always looking for enthusiastic, creative, and forward-thinking community members to join our group and help develop ways to fundraise for our wonderful library programs.

We usually meet the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Email us to confirm this month's schedule. friends@eastonlibrary.org

Volunteering can be as big or as little a commitment as you'd like. Email us for more information or fill out the volunteer form by clicking on the VOLUNTEER button below.

It's a fun way to get involved, meet new people, and help support the library!