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Spring Book Sale
April 14, 15, and 16

Donations needed for the Spring Book Sale
Books in good condition, puzzles and games, DVD's and CD's

Drop off in the carts in the front lobby of the library

Special Donation Days

Sunday March 19 and 26th from 1:00-3:00 

Library Parking Lot 

Thank you to the Friends, volunteers and library staff who worked to hard to make this such a success.

Thank you to our community for coming to the Winterfest and being a part of this Friends' fundraiser. 

  1. A very special thank you Saputo Dairy USA, LLC for being a major sponsor, Connecticut Beverage Mart,  Alvarium Beer Co., Labrynth Brewing, Co., Hartford Flavor Co., our Dining Partners and these generous sponsors  listed below. Support the businesses that support the library.


Balance Massage and Wellness

Boiling Soho

Brenda Auerback


Casa Mia on the Hill

Cedar Mountain Commons 

Chef's Dog House




CT Harm Reduction Alliance

CT Humane Society

CT Science Center

Del Soul Spa

DiBella's Subs


Eagles Nest

El Pollo Guapo

Elm Hill Pizza

Elm Hill Spirit Shoppe

Flash Lady Photography



Hair on the Square

Hartford Flavor Company 

Hartford Wolf Pack 

Ikura Sushi Bar

Indian Hill Country Club

JoAnn Cromwell

Joe B's Restaurant

Joey Garlic's

Julie Bergman

Karma's Closet

King Donuts

Labyrinth Brewing Company

Leann Manke 

Leslie Civitello

Lou and Mo's Sandwich Shoppe

Magic Wings

Mary Ellen Procko

Mediterranean Market

Middlewoods of Newington

Ming Palace

Mooyah Burgers, Fries, Shakes

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Seaport 

Naija Restaurant

Newington Pizza & Grinders

Olive & Thistle

Omar Coffee

Outback Steakhouse

Party City

Pat Tanger 

Phoenix Pizzeria

Pinky Nails

Plaza Azteca

Prime Burgers

Revolution Sports Club

Roger Eddy

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Saputo Dairy USA LLC

Shannon Sorenson 

Sloppy Waffle

South End Café & Patry Shop

Steve's Place

Stew Leonards

TGI Fridays

The Boss Grill

The Flying Monkey

The Honey Baked Ham Company 

The Kakery 

TJ's on Cedar

Toasted Oat Café

Total Wine & More

Town Line Pizza

Tropical Smoothie Café

Turgeon Jewelers

Turnpike Pizza

Veggie World

Village Pizza

Wolf Woodworking

Yard Goats

<< All album photos 8/15 photos

Congratulations to Friend of the Year 2022
Nora Bassell

Spring Book Sale April 14,15, 16




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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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