Sunday, November 25, 2012

Friends of the Farmington Library Seek Donations to the Annual Giving Tree

The Friends of the Farmington Library are collecting books to be given to an area charity to provide children with the gift of reading.

Donations are requested of books for birth through high school age children, and may be brought to the Barney Branch or the Main Library beginning on Monday, November 19 until Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

 Suggestions include soft baby books, multicultural picture books, stories of holiday celebrations in other countries, fiction, non-fiction for older children and positive ethnic stories and poems. We ask that you take a tag from the tree with a suggested age group and include it with your new unwrapped book donation.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Nearly New and Older Treasures Book Sale

The Friends of the Farmington Library will  hold their “Nearly New & Older Treasures” Book Sale Saturday November 17, 2012 9:00am - 2:30pm at the Main Library, 6 Montieth Drive.
The “Nearly New & Older Treasures” sale includes a wonderful collection of like-new books suitable for holiday gift-giving. Thanks to some terrific donations this year, the sale will also include current hardcover fiction & non-fiction, large print books, holiday books, gift books and greeting cards, CD’s, DVD’s & puzzles for adults and children. There is also a large collection of LP record albums and vintage books and special collections of books on aircraft (including WWI & WWII) and art techniques.
The sale is an excellent opportunity to stock up with winter reads and holiday gifts.   
Purchases must be by cash or check.
In addition to book sales, the Friends of the Library Book Nook (located in the hallway to the right of the circulation desk) is well-stocked with books for all ages & interest levels including current hard cover fiction, children’s books and seasonably appropriate materials at very reasonable prices.

The Friends also welcome book donations throughout the year. We do not accept magazines, textbooks or musty & mildewed books. Tax donation letters are available upon request

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Support the Friends of the Farmington Library at Panera Bread's Farmington Opening Event

The Friends of the Farmington Library has been selected to be the charity beneficiary of Panera Bread’s food tasting and fundraising event, ‘Raise the Dough Preview Party’. You are invited to attend the event, to be held on Friday, November 9, 5:00-7:00pm as part of the opening of its new Farmington location. The restaurant is located at 1600 Southeast Road in the West Farms Shopping Center. For a $5.00 donation, guests will receive a salad or sandwich, drink and bakery item. The Friends will receive all the proceeds from the event
For over 60 years, the Friends of the Farmington Library have financially supported library programs and services through a variety of fundraising events, including book sales and the annual Garden Tour. The Friends fund Children’s and Adult programming at the Main and Barney libraries, including story hours; and assist the libraries with purchases such as eBooks, Nooks, computers and more.
For more information about joining the Friends, please contact the Library at             860-673-6791      , by email at:, or visit the Friends website at