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Friends of the Library

Check out this amazing Other Paper article about the Friends!

About the Friends

Since 1984, the Friends of the South Burlington Public Library have been at work behind the scenes, actively supporting the staff, programs, events, and mission of the Library. A small annual membership donation ($10 or more), when added together with others, makes a big difference in what the Friends can do for the Library. 

As a Friend, you are invited to attend the special Friends’ social events where you will meet other Library enthusiasts. In addition, volunteers are always welcome and needed to help with the Friends’ planning, hospitality, and fund-raising projects, or in our Book Shop. It’s fun to work with others who value the Library as a community and education center.

The Friends of the South Burlington Public Library support the mission, programs, events, and staff of the South Burlington Public Library through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy.

The Friends of the South Burlington Public Library is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and membership contributions are fully deductible as allowed by law.

Our mailing address is 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403
Questions? Email fotsbpl@gmail.com
Stay connected to the Friends on Facebook


Friends' Leadership

Officers 7/1/2021-6/30/2022:
President, Sue Raatikainen
Vice President, Eileen Beckwith
Secretary, Barbara Harrison
Treasurer, Frances Williams


Becoming a Member




Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 10 am in the Library.

October 21
November 18
December 16


Book Shop

The Friends Book Shop (formerly known as A Novel Idea) is located upstairs in the new Library. Books are available for purchase all hours that the Library is open.


Book Donations

Book Donations will be accepted beginning Monday, October 18. We have limited storage space.
Please adhere to the following guidelines.

We cannot accept:

 • VHS tapes or CDs
• Coffee table books
• Magazines
• Text books
• Religious books
• Foreign language books
• Readers Digest books

Donations of your books are the only source of supplying our book shop. We run the book shop to generate funds to help our library.
Thank you for donating books and patronizing the Friends Bookshop.

For 2021, the Library is counting on the Friends to help fund the following:  

The Friends are also raising money to help enhance the collections, technology, and spaces.


Amazon Smile

If you make online purchases through Amazon, consider using Amazon Smile.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of purchases to the Friends when you set it up. All purchases must be made through the Amazon Smile portal.

1. Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0272790
2. Login using your existing Amazon account or register as a new user.
3. The Friends should come up automatically, but if not, search for and select Friends of the S Burlington Comm Libr S Burlington High School (we have submitted the paperwork to officially update our name, but it is not yet finalized).  



Like organizing things? Then please consider joining our Book Shop & Sale Committee.
Like to get to know our members? Then please consider joining our Membership Committee.
Like planning events and activities for your family and friends? Then please consider joining our Programs and Events Committee.
Like hosting people and making sure delectable treats are available to sample? Then please consider joining our Hospitality Committee.
Not up for a committee? We can always use help with 1-time tasks.
Please email us for additional information.