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The 2022-2023 Nominating Committee would like to present the following slate for Election for the 2023-2024 year: All terms begin on September 1 and end on August 31.

Executive Board:

President for 2023-2025: Nora Bassell

Vice-President for term ending 2024: Sheila Rowell

Secretary for term ending 2024: JoAnn Cromwell

Treasurer for 2023-2025: Mary Wood


Nominating Committee Chairperson for term ending 2024: Natalie Harbeson

Nominating Committee for term ending 2025: Mary Ellen Procko

Nominating Committee for term ending 2026: Brian Wood


Advisory Board Members

Terri Buganski

Christina Caulfield

Daryl Googel

Natalie Harbeson

Nancy Jackson

Tim Manke

Ellen Murtha

Mary Ellen Procko

Kim Radda

Claire Thureson

Brian Wood


Please join us at the Annual Meeting
Light Refreshments provided.

 June 14, 2023 @ 6 p.m. Community Room

Presentation by the Humane Society following the meeting

Thank you to all who came to our Book Sale. It was a huge success.

Look out for our Fall Book Sale on October 27,28 and 29 at the Senior and Disabled Center.

Our book Sale is done

But now our stock is almost none

So search your attics, basements and shelves too,

And  bring us books slightly used and new!

Congratulations to Friend of the Year 2022
Nora Bassell




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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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