Library Closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020

Gifting & Donations

Donation Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in donation opportunities. Please find out more information below.

Small materials donations (less than two boxes or bags only) can be brought to the main circulation desk on the first floor. For larger donations, our Friends of the Southbury Public Library volunteer group is happy to pick them up directly or arrange to meet you at the library. Please contact John Michaels at 203-525-0199 to arrange a pick up. For more information about our Materials Donation Policy, please see here.

Monetary donations enable us to provide and enhance services above and beyond what we can typically offer and are greatly appreciated by the Southbury Public Library staff and board. If you’re interested in making a memorial or honorary contribution, please speak to our Head Librarian Shirley Thorson at 203-262-0626 x140 or at sthorson@biblio.org.

For adults interested in volunteering, we have individual volunteer opportunities available along with membership in our Friends of the Southbury Public Library group. In addition to funding most of our programing, our wonderful Friends group is also responsible for their annual basement book sale. Find out more about them here.

Pillars of the Community

Large Meeting Room $400,000 Frederick B. Kingsley
Genealogy Corner $130,000 Janet A. Mann
Reading Room $100,000

Jewish Communities of Western, Ct, Inc. 

in honor of the Brinker Family

Art Gallery $75,000 Gloria L. Cachion
Circulation Desk $75,000 Lu Burke
Young Adult Area $50,000 Helen Lieber
Children's Circulation Desk $45,000 Josephine M. Smith
Recording Studio $45,000 Southbury Lion's Club
Reference Desk $40,000 Roger R. Clisham
Storytime and Arts & Crafts Area $35,000 George A. Tomey
Reading Terrace $35,000 Available
Conference Room $30,000 Eugene and Margaret Brown
Technology Area $25,000 Southbury Business Association
Study Area $25,000 James Norris

Major Gifts

Gold Level

Polly O. Camp
Inez T. Clark
Joan Ermish
Jeanne C. Hughes
Wayne and Betty McCormack
John and Shirley Michaels
Aldona Michlein
Walter and Ellen Torrance

Silver Level

The American Legion - Lieut. C. Edward Hine - Post 147
Elizabeth H. Andersen
Nina E. Andersen
Bill and Judy Bassett
Christine and John R. Curtis, Jr.
Mary Alice Dressel
The Suzanne Bethoux Ettenberg Trust
Virginia P. Fabiani
Friends of the Southbury Library
Gager, Emerson, Rickart, Bower, and Scalzo, LLP
Len and Janie Garille
The Handelman Family
Robert and Elaine Holley
Estate of Gladys F. Hubbard
Ion Bank
In Memory of Beth Kempf
Ken and Evelyn Kerin
Kernan and Henry, LLP
Charles L. Kerstein In Memory of Anna
Benton R. and Dorothy B. Leach
John and Ginny Middleton
The Estate of Ellen B. Ritt
In Memory of Joseph Patrick Shanahan II
Bea Tappe
John and Maura Tobin
Union Savings Bank Southbury Branch

2004 Donors

Harmon and Doris Andrews
Dr. Edward C. and June Atwood
John and Nancy Brackett
Arthur Brieger and Mary Ellen Olcott
Don and Caroline Briggs
Joseph and Marion Coulon
Anonymous
Gloria DiPietro-Cooper
Larry and Cheryl Ernst
ExxonMobil Coporation
Marvin A. and Johnnie H. Foxworth
A Friend
In Memory of Gail A. Gracy
H.H. Stone and Sons, Inc.
Hale's Woodland Gardens
Richard (Dick) and Margaret Hill
Hine Bros., Inc.
Hine Family in Memory of Irene Hine
The Estate of Dorothy Karr Hoffman
Dennis and Helena Jedlinksy
Joseph Bette Realtors, Inc.
Junior Friends of the Southbury Public Library
In Memory of Ed Kamerzel
The Karnasiewicz Family
Trudy Kelley
Gary and Carol Lazarus
Anita and Donald Liebeskind
The Estate of Dario A. Macchi
Jim and Ginny Marlor
William and Susan McAllister
McAllister's Rolling M. Ranch in Memory of William Sr. and Ann
Robert and Marie Meisel
Yvette A. Mickenberg
Alan and Jeannette Mittelsdorf
Munson Lovetere Funeral Home
Newtown Savings Bank
David Nyman Realtors
Hiram W. Peck, Jr.
Pfizer, Inc.
Dan and Doris Robinson
In Memory of Jim Rousmaniere
In Memory of Gavin and Steven Schneider
W. Fielding Secor and Judy Godburn Secor
Vincent and Rachel Sinopoli
Southbury Printing Centre
The Raymond and Margaret Stabile Family
Donald and Sada Stewart
Thomas and Lynn Sutnik
Dr. Gene J. and Helen C. Tito
Austin and Nancy Tobin
Union Savings Bank
Mark and Marilyn Vida
Shirley Gleason Vitale
John N. and Leslie Ann D. Wallace
Ronald and Pamela Webb
Joan and Bill Wildman
Susan Wolff
Shirley M. Zeiner

Brick by Brick

Southbury Public Library exterior shot


Our new library was built brick by brick, funded in no small part by individual contributions to our more than decade long Commemorative Brick Paving Stone Fundraiser. Today, these bricks are located in our Memorial Courtyard and Gardens around the flagpole and alongside the patio next to the entrance of the library.

Thank You

Southbury Donor Wall


Thank you to our Pillars of the Community!
We are so incredibly grateful to all our benefactors and donors who make what we do possible. We invite you to come visit our donor wall in person at the library to the left of the elevator on the first floor.