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Donations Needed for Spring Book Sale On May3rd (preview), May 4th (Free Admission, May 6 Bag Sale)

Things to Remember
No readers digest
No text books
No computer books more than 5 years old
No travel books more than 5 years old

New Pricing
Preview night - 10.00 admission
Sunday bag sale - $12.00 a bag, $10.00 refill

New Additions
Craft Table
New art Supplies

Friends of the LRW Library Student Scholarship

           The Friends of the LRW Library Scholarship is aimed at students passionate about library volunteering and community service. The Friends of the LRW Library will award two $500 scholarships to be used for further education.

The purpose of this Scholarship is to honor the teen volunteers at the Lucy Robbins Welles Library. Their volunteerism helps to promote civic responsibility, to enhance services provided within Newington, and to maintain awareness of the Library and its services to the community.

The Friends of the Lucy Robbins Welles Library scholarship has the following criteria:

A High School senior living in Newington or attending Newington Schools.

           Library Volunteerism (minimum 10 hours for 2024 award)

           An active LRW Library card and personal use of the library

           Funds must be used to further education

A specific application and essay need to be completed for consideration.

Further information is available through Karen Benner, LRW Library Administration; Mary Ellen Procko, Friends of the LRW Library or the NHS Guidance Office.

Click for the paper application. All are due at the Library by April 26th.

           The awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting, June 12th.

Congratulations to Friend of the Year 2023

Mary Ellen Procko




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The Anita Wilson Memorial Family Concert Series

The Friends of the Library Advisory Board has established a Memorial Family Concert Series to honor long time library volunteer, Anita Wilson. Anita was a Friend of the Library since the late 1970's and was on the Advisory Board for most of that time. If you visited the Children's section at any of our Book Sales during the last 20 years, you likely were helped by Anita. She combined her love of children and her love of libraries to work tirelessly for both by over seeing the children's books, working year round to sort and pack the books in preparation for the sale and then worked the sale itself.

If you would like to donate, checks can be made out to the Friends of the Lucy Robbins Library with Anita Wilson Memorial in the memo line and dropped off at or mailed to the library.

2023 Friends of Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Inc.

100 Garfield Street, Newington CT  06111  860-665-8728

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