Friends of the Easton Public Library

Thank you Friends and supporters!

While we did not have 60 donors, we exceeded the challenge in amount raised!  Donations including the $1500 challenge we met have exceeded $10,000!!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

 We love our librarians so in celebration six of our members baked cookies and we brought them to our librarians today.  Happy Valentine's Day to all of the library staff who help us find the books that inform and entertain us throughout  the year.

Thank you thank you for participating in the Friends of the Easton Public Library Gingerbread Contest! All of your houses were beautiful and creative and library patrons loved viewing and voting on them the past couple of weeks. 

The winners of the competition are:

     1.) Ages 5-10 Best in Show: Jessica and Elliot Stoller

     2.) Most Traditional: Moose Lodge by Jill & Elizabeth Kimball

     3.) Most Creative: Eras Houses by Rani & Saira Menoin

Jessica & Elliot Stoller

Jill & Elizabeth Kimball

Rani & Saira Menoin

The next quarterly is scheduled for April 24th at 7pm.

Our book sale was a success!

Thanks to our members, volunteers, neighbors and other book lovers for coming to our book sale despite the weather.  We raised almost $6000 despite terrible weather Friday and only slight improvement in the weather on Saturday.

Thank you for your giving day donations

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 more than $13.5K 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 allocated in the town's annual budget. In the past year the Friends have given money to support the refurbishment of the patio at the library for community gatherings and fun activities for library patrons, 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.  

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

Our general membership group meets quarterly; we'd love for folks to join us. We'll be cooking up fundraising ideas for this year and next! Your input would be appreciated!  Contact us at


Become a member and help support the Easton Public Library. 

Benefits of membership:

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 made out to the Friends of the Easton Public Library 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.

Can't make a meeting but want to support the library?   Please click on the link below


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 at the start of each calendar quarter from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. In the winter months we're on ZOOM.  Email us to confirm our schedule.

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!