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Friends of the Library

President: Fran Kinsall
Vice President: Vacancy
Secretary: Linda Autrey
Treasurer: Kathy Doherty
Assistant Treasurer:  Bethany Angell
Membership:  Irene Jacey
Assistant Membership:  Pauline DeMarco
Hospitality:  Cindy White

Email us with questions or comments.

The Public Library of New London was opened in 1891 and owes its origin to the generosity of Henry P. Haven who left a fund in the amount of $65,000 which was used to establish this library.  The last major addition was completed in 1976.  Extensive renovations to the Children’s area, the Circulation Department, and the Meeting Room were made in 2006.  Over the past 100 years, many services and interesting programs of high standard have been offered to all ages of the New London community.

The Friends of The Public Library was established in 1976 to promote understanding and support of library services and to help increase the visibility and utility of the library with the cooperation of staff and the Board of Trustees.

By paid dues and special fund-raising events, the Friends provided support for educational programs and services that are not included in the library operating budget.

The Library becomes our personal investment – with our support, we help enrich the quality of life in your community.

The library can be the center of an intellectual life for readers!


As a Regular Member, Annual Patron, or Library Angel to the Friends of the Public Library of New London, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Newsletter
  • Films
  • Demonstrations
  • Special Events for Children
  • Annual Friends Reception/Meeting
  • Reduced Rates for Bus Trips
  • Reduced Rates for Demonstrations with a fee
  • Lectures

Annual Fund Raisers

  • Book Sale
  • Bookworms
  • Bus Trips
  • Membership Dues

Planning meetings are held once a month at the library to keep in touch with the library’s needs.  All members are invited to participate in these meetings.

The annual meeting is open to members and guests.

*Annual Individual Member – $25

*Annual Family of Two – $45

*Annual Patron – $50 – $99

*Library Angel – $100 or more

Remember, your donations are tax-deductible.
Make checks payable to The Friends of the Public Library of New London



To continue our
important work we need

Volunteers are welcomed and the committees include:


Devise and suggest methods to implement the needs of our community.


Render effective community services.  Areas of concern include conservation, safety and the environment.


Encourage and promote activities for children to enjoy and learn from.


For the various programs and fundraisers.


To establish the means to raise the monies to keep the Library moving ahead.