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Friends of the Library

Friends of the South Burlington Public Library

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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 can attend the Members only Preview night at our book sales where you get first choice of our wonderful book selection. 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.
Click HERE for more information on the history of the Friends.

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


Friends' Leadership

Officers 7/1/2022-6/30/2023:
President, Sue Raatikainen
Vice President, Lorene Chickering
Secretary, Barbara Harrison
Treasurer, Frances Williams


Becoming a Member




Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 10:15 am in the Library.

March 16
April 20
May 18
June 15

Spring Book Sale

The sale will be held in the Community Room in the Library.

Preview for members only- Thursday, April 13, 5-7 p.m.
(You can join at the door for $10).

Open to the Public
Friday, April 14, 2- 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Friends of the Library Free Concert Series

Open to the Public - Auditorium

Saturday, March 25
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Jenni and the Jazz Junketeers

Saturday, April 22
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Trifolium (Acoustic Folk Trio)


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

Updated Feb. 2023

 In preparation for our Spring Book Sale, we are now accepting the following:

 1. Fiction and Non-fiction in very good condition.

 2. Children’s books in very good condition.

3. We cannot accept

 Bring donations upstairs to the Friends Bookshop Monday-Saturday between 10:30 and 12:30 or leave them at the Circulation Desk during other hours.

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


 People explore and search through the library

For 2023, 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.

People playing instruments in a concert


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
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).  


You can meet other library enthusiasts by volunteering in the Book Shop, at our biannual book sales or by hosting special library events.
Please email us or attend our monthly meeting for more information.







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