Friends of the Library

See all that the Friends of the Library do for our community and learn how you can get involved.

Decades of service

In 1966 a small group of local citizens banded together to form the Friends of the Guilford Free Library. Today, more than 600 members comprise our volunteer organization, whose mission is to support the Guilford Free Library in its effort to provide unparalleled literary, educational, technological, community and cultural services.

The funds that we raise, through our annual membership drive and the sale of used books, are donated in support of the library.

The dedication of the Friends allows the Guilford Free Library to offer services otherwise beyond its municipal funding, and helps assure our Library’s continuing excellence.

Be a Friend

  • Join the Friends

    Join the Friends

    Become a member of the Friends of the Guilford Free Library by making a membership donation.

  • Volunteer with the Friends

    Volunteer with the Friends

    Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization and our mission. Would you like to help?

  • Shop the Friends

    Shop the Friends

    Shop the Friends Amazon and ebay storefronts for online book purchases.

  • Donate your books

    Donate your books

    Donate your books to the Friends for resale in support of the library.

Friends at a glance


  • President: Lynne Cote
  • Vice-President: Chris Bekasi
  • Secretary: Lorrie Young
  • Treasurer: Marcy Crimmins
  • Assistant Treasurer: Judy Haggerty


Second Tuesday of every month at 1:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.


Sorting: Volunteers sort donated books for our three annual sales, our major fundraising activities.

Scanning: Volunteers scan books for online sales, an increasingly significant source of income.

Staffing book sales: Dozens of volunteers help set up, stock sales tables, serve as cashiers and assist customers.

Baking: Volunteers provide the home-baked goods that give the Fall Sale, our largest sale, an old-fashioned, small-town touch.

Supporting special projects: Volunteers assist with book groups, chess clubs, coding sessions and other programs.


Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street, Guilford CT 06437
Phone: 203-453-8282 Fax: 203-453-8288

Regular Hours:



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