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Crowdfunding Campaign for Book Bike

What could be better than having a full-service free public library right on Main Street? How about a Book Bike that brings library services right to your doorstep? The Friends of the Willimantic Public Library are looking to acquire a Haley tricycle with electric assist and a cargo bin over the two front wheels. The bin will be loaded with books, a laptop, Wi-Fi hot spot, and all kinds of other materials for Library patrons of all ages. We are calling on the community to join this initiative by donating to the crowdfunding campaign that opens Monday, April 12, and closes on Tuesday, June 1. For project details and to donate, please visit
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October 2020 Newsletter

July 2020 Newsletter


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If you are interested in supporting the Willimantic Public Library by promoting its services and advocating for increased funding in the town budget, please become a member of the Friends of the Library. All are welcome. To pay your membership fee or donate to the book and program funds please use the PayPal or Square buttons above.

President of the Friends of the Willimantic Public Library:
Nancy Pettitt, 860-456-8179,

The purpose of the Friends shall be:

  • To promote knowledge of functions, resources, services and needs of the Library.
  • To foster public support for the necessary development, to increase the facilities and service of Willimantic Public Library; and thus to enrich the cultural opportunities available to the citizens of Willimantic.
  • To provide programs and events for the community that are compatible with the Library's policies and objectives.
  • To raise funds for programs, books, equipment, and assistance as needed to support the Library's future needs in facilities, equipment or books.

Thank you to our new sponsor, Stock 'N Lock Self Storage of South Windham, who has generously provided us with a storage unit so that we can collect books for a book sale.
Thank you to the Willimantic Food Co-op, Stop and Shop, Big Y, and BJ's for donating food and supplies for our December reception for Library Director Dan Paquette.

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