Friends Used Book Sale needs donations and volunteers

In anticipation for our June 1st, 2019 Book Sale, The Friends of the Hamden Public Library are looking for donations.

What to donate?

  • Books, all genres
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Sheet music
  • Audio Books
  • CDs
  • DVDs


Donations will be accepted at the Miller Memorial Library anytime during March and April.

Bring your donations to the Miller Memorial Library anytime that the library is open. Check the Library’s hours.


Place your donations on the book trucks near the elevator. The staff at the information desk can provide you with a letter acknowledging your donation, which is tax deductible.

Please Note: If you are bringing in large quantities (Thank You!), make sure they are in cardboard boxes. No magazines or textbooks, please! All items should be in very good condition. Please don’t donate items that are tattered, dirty or underlined! Unfortunately, they don’t sell so we end up paying to have them carted away!

Thank you for your support!

Volunteer Opportunities

We need help!  Our Volunteer Application can be turned in at the Hamden Public Library or mailed to: Friends of the Hamden Public Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Sort and price materials during the months of March, April, and May
  • Set up for the book sale during the week of May 28 to May 31
  • Staff the Sneak Peek sale on May 31 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
  • Staff the Book Sale on June 1 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Have fun supporting the Hamden Public Library!

No experience necessary…just an interest in books, meeting people, and having fun.

We appreciate any time that you can give us. Training will be provided.