The Junior Friends meet the first Thursday of the month from 6-7pm. Mixing service with recreation, the Junior Friends of the Southbury Public Library are a group of volunteers in Grades 4-12. At most of their meetings, Junior Friends help out with various projects in the Children’s and Teen Departments. Projects include shelving books, holiday decorating, assisting with book displays, and more. If you’re interested in joining, you can register for one of their meetings, or you can join us for a meeting to try it out.
For some of their meetings (usually October, December, and February), the Junior Friends have a recreational meeting featuring movies, games, pizza, or other fun activities. Recreational meetings don’t count towards service hours requirements, but are a great way to get to know fellow Junior Friends.
The Junior Friends also provide service to the community through bake sales, read-a-thons, and book sales. They have contributed to the American Red Cross, shelters, the Southbury Food and Fuel Banks, Ronald McDonald House, St. Vincent de Paul shelter, Animals for Life, and wounded veterans groups.
If you have questions about the Junior Friends, feel free to visit the library or contact us.