Book Cellar: Gales Ferry Library is now set up for an expanded ongoing book sale in the basement. We are calling it the “Book Cellar”. The Book Cellar is now open to the public during library hours.
Specially Priced Books
Check out the round glass bookcase at Bill Library for nearly new and very attractive items that are great for gift giving. Please ask at the desk for these specially priced books.
Remember, Ongoing Book Sales Are Always Underway at both the Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library. Stop by to get great bargains every day!
President: Linda DeRose
Vice- President: Carl Nelson
Secretary: Dave Engleman
Treasurer: Marion Cutler
Membership Chair: Karen Davies
Bill Library and Gales Ferry Library Annual Book Sales: Garrett Donovan
Ongoing Book Sales at both libraries: Pam Kalinoski
At-Large Board Members: Jessie Baker, Catherine Hiller, Sarah Desormier, Lee Moore, Lori Shaw
Coffee and Tea @your Library
The Ledyard Library Friends provide coffee and tea at both libraries. Bill Library has Henry's Café and Gales Ferry Library has the Dottie Estes Reading Area. Patrons may sip their favorite hot beverage while reading the daily newspaper, checking the latest stock rating, or enjoying the current issue of a magazine. Bill Library also offers homemade muffins on Monday and Wednesday while they last. Take a few moments out of your busy day to relax in your friendly neighborhood library. We only ask that you not bring your drinks to any computer stations. Thanks and enjoy!
Now on sale to benefit Ledyard Libraries:
Book Bag costs $12.00.
The Friends of the Ledyard Libraries is a community membership organization that supports the Bill and Gales Ferry Libraries. The Friends use funds raised through book and coffee sales, special events and dues to support programs, purchase equipment, museum passes and other items that benefit all library patrons. Friends enjoy early, members-only admission to book sales and dues are fully tax deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.
Since 1972, the Friends have worked to support the Ledyard Public Libraries of Ledyard, Connecticut. We have served in many ways over the years. We have sponsored cultural programs and social events, waged two successful library expansion campaigns, and raised thousands of dollars to purchase the extras our basic budget could not afford. These have included computers, software, display racks, signage, a video projection system, museum passes, and materials for the collection.
Our primary fundraising activities include our two book sales. The Gales Ferry sale is held in early June. In September, we hold a larger sale at Bill Library during Ledyard Fair week. We also have an Ongoing Book Sale at each library, so our patrons may enjoy shopping for gently used books year-round. The Friends meet three or four times each year, to plan and evaluate our sales, vote on expenditures, and socialize.
Throughout the year, Friend volunteers are needed to help plan and publicize the sales, sort the many book donations we receive, and work at the sales as cashier, set-up or clean-up crews. Willing hands and new ideas are always welcome.
Click on the link above to open our membership form. Fill it out and bring it to either library with your membership dues.
When it’s time to clean out the attic or reorganize the bookshelves, please remember the Ledyard Library Friends. Our book sales couldn’t happen without your gently used books, tapes, CDs and software. Before bringing your donations, please call the library for information on times, places, and restrictions.
718 Colonel Ledyard Hwy
Ledyard, CT 06339
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