Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.

We ❤ our Friends

The Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization committed to supporting and advocating for the Library. The Friends fund Library programs and museum passes, provide funds for items beyond the regular library budget, encourage reading, and perform needed services for our library. Tax-deductible yearly memberships are the Friends major source of income, which helps the Library to provide countless necessary services to the community and to Library patrons of all ages, free of charge. Without the Friends’ support, our Library would not be the outstanding resource it is.

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Become a Friend

Becoming a Friends member is easy and tax-deductible. To join, bring a completed membership form to the Library, the Friends Bookstore, or mail it to the address below.

Attn: Friends
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT 06037

Membership forms are available in the Library, at the Friends Bookstore, and online: Friends Membership Form (PDF). Your information is not shared.


Friends of the Library Bookstore

What’s the best kept secret in town? The Friends of the Library Bookstore, located in the Berlin Community Center. The Friends Bookstore has an inventory of over 20,000 like-new books, plus puzzles, CDs, DVDs, and audio books, and is staffed by volunteers. All Bookstore proceeds benefit programs and services at the Library. Are you a teacher or bookseller? Make the Friends Bookstore your destination for all of your book purchases.

The Bookstore is cash only, no bills larger than $20.

ATTENTION BOOKSELLERS: A $10 restocking fee will be charged if unwanted inventory is not properly restocked.

Current Book Sale Hours


Book Donations

All donations become the property of the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, and may be added to the collection, sold at the book sale, or discarded. The same criteria used for inclusion in the library’s collection also apply to gifts. Donations added to the collection may be subsequently withdrawn when they are worn or when their content is no longer current.

Gifts policy


Drop-Off Locations

DO bring donations directly to the Friends Bookstore, located in the Berlin Community Center, during Bookstore hours.

DO NOT put donations in the Library’s book drop, on the bench in front of the book drop, or behind the Library.


Acceptable Donations

Bookstore staff are volunteers with limited time to sort donations. Make it easy for the volunteers by donating clean, like-new, and current materials. Acceptable donations: books published after 2000, DVDs, CDs, audio books on CD, board games and puzzles.


Unacceptable Donations

Please do not donate damaged items: torn pages, highlighting or writing, discoloration, smelly, missing pieces, outdated. No computer guides, tax guides, almanacs, travel books, law books, textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, cookbooks, VHS tapes, or music cassettes. They just don’t sell.


Board Members

Debbie Misiaszek

Pat Baxa

Gail Mariono

Jill Carvalho
Board Member

Jane Skinner
Board Member