Friends of Cragin Memorial Library

Supporting the Cragin Memorial LIbrary

The goals of the Friends of Cragin Memorial Library are to promote awareness and enhance use of the library by raising funds for programs, materials, equipment, and services not included in the regular library budget.  The Friends support a wide range of materials and programs for a broad spectrum of ages and interests, including:

  • Children's  and Teen Summer Reading performances, programs, and prizes
  • Museum passes providing free or reduced admission to area attractions
  • Performances by professional musicians, actors, and puppeteers
  • Presentations by scholars and experts
  • Library Materials for all ages
  • Coffee, Tea, & Hot Cocoa service 

With your support, we can continue to assist the Library in providing more books, quality programming, and extra library services to the people of Colchester.  The Friends meet at the Library on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Zagray Room.  Please feel free to join us.  Volunteers to sort donations are always needed and can work any time the Library is open to the public.

The Cragin Memorial Library exists because of the generosity of those who came before us.

Please support your library today.

The Friends conduct an ongoing book sale: an everchanging collection of fiction, non-fiction and audio-visual materials. Sale bookcases are located in the Children's Room and upstairs in the Main Library. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate are always available at the Friends' Coffee Bar for $1.00.  Postcards of historic sites in Colchester are for sale in the Library.  Eight scenes from around town have been remade into color and sepia style postcards, available for $1 each.

2020 Book & Bake Sale Dates

  • March 13 - 15, 2020
  • June 5 - 7, 2020
  • October 2 - 4, 2020

Book Sale Schedule:

Friday -- 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PREVIEW Sale: $5.00 admission/free to Members of the Friends

Saturday -- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sale

Sunday -- 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sale Please note that boxes or bags will not be saved after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Monday through Wednesday -- Fill a box or bag for $5.00, pay the attendant or in the Children's Department.

Board Members

Name Title
Noreen Bibee
Jeanne Lattanzio Vice President
Avis Hull Secretary
Dori Farrell Treasurer