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Overloaded with books in New Milford Connecticut? Clean out your books in New Milford CT.

New Milford CT Public LibraryOverloaded with books in New Milford Connecticut? Help yourself and help the New Milford Public Library in New Milford, CT.

The Friends of New Milford Library of New Milford, CT are at it again, helping the library and helping us to clean out our homes. They are accepting donations of books for their Friends of New Milford Library Book Sale.

They are accepting books that are in good or better condition and clean. They are also taking VHS tapes, CD's, DVD's, computer games and cassettes that are in working order! (Now you know what to do with all those VHS tapes!) Also, textbooks that are dated 2004 or newer.

New Milford CT Public LibraryThey are NOT accepting Encyclopedias, Readers Digest Condensed Books, Records, Magazines, books on computers and software, text books dated 2003 or earlier or albums (records). Also, check your books, if they smell musty, moldy or mildewy, are written in, have torn and ripped pages or hi-lighted, they cannot accept them.

If you have a large quantity of books they can even arrange for pickup! You can contact them at 860.350.4657.

Not only can you clean out your home (especially those of you who have your home on the market and are planning on moving and are overwhelmed by books, old VHS tapes, etc) this is a great way to help out the New Milford Public Library in New Milford, CT.

Fun historical fact about the New Milford CT library. The very first library in New Milford, CT was established in 1796 and had 350 volumes. The library was housed in the homes of "public spirited citizens" and was only open 5 days per year. It was called "Union Library". (I wonder what the fees were for overdue books if they were only open 5 days per year, or did they have drop boxes?)

Help yourself, help the New Milford Public Library in New Milford Connecticut and donate those old books, VHS tapes and more!

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Comment balloon 20 commentsAndrea Swiedler • February 06 2010 08:04AM


Hi Andrea-The library is a very unused valuable resource. Get localism post. <SMILE>

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Andrea- I love the photos of the amazing architecture in your lovely little town! The library is a great way to while away the hours and this is a great way to clear out the clutter on a winter day!

Posted by Caren Wallace, Portland Caren Real Estate (Premier Property Group LLC) over 10 years ago

Andrea - I love libraries and yours is absolutely beautiful.  What a wonderful way to help out and clean out your home at the same time.  I don't know what I would do if our library were only open 5 days out of the year...interesting bit of history!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 10 years ago

Sharon, good morning GF! Thank you, and yes, it is underused. Especially these days.

Caren, why thank you! I am having way to much fun with the hi def photos, I admit it. But isn't this a great thing?

Amy, thank you, I l ove my town, very interesting old buildings that are perfect for photography! And can you imagine that, only 5 days a year?

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Beautiful old homes, Andrea! What a lovely neighborhood you have!


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 10 years ago

I do go to the library infrequently here. Everytime it's pretty well packed.

Posted by Robert L. Brown, Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic ( over 10 years ago

Andrea that is a great idea, I have not heard of the libraries around here doing that, and they should.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 10 years ago

Andrea, great post!  This is a great idea and I hope that the sale is beneficial to the library!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 10 years ago

Hello Andrea, A very nice post on a topic few actually give much thought to. How Libraries obtain many of their books and why condition is so important. The collections of reading material within your stated boundaries is still a huge number and for that reason, the libraries limit to their determined space and storage. We have a bookstore here in SD that is larger than most Libraries. And these are just current editions. It is actually hard to imagine, (only inclusive of books of a certain caliber)  since books were first published, how many there must be and what size of a building it would take to house them. I would predict no less than a couple billion sq feet. Then I would not be surprised if someone told me that it be no less than 10 times that number.

Thankfully we have lots of libraires in our country and you are foruate to have such a good one with efforts made by "Friends Of" to collect as much in resources as might be found.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 10 years ago

Andrea, what a great idea. I have boxes of books in the house, and the wife is always after me to get rid of them, but I hold on. Would they want anything with centerfolds?

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 10 years ago

Debi, both buildings are the New Milford Public Library, plus a wing in-between. Both buildings are pretty cool! And they are right on the town green.

Robert, here too, people always in and out, in and out!

George, this summer there will be a big sale, and it usually nets them quite a bit of money. Not bad, and for those that love books it is a great way to recycle them.

William, can you just imagine how big a library would have to be to house a copy of all the books that have been published? Wonder how big the Library of Congress is. And we are fortunate to have the Friends of New Milford Public Library for sure. Thank you for the comment!

Ed, uh... they may not, why don't you call ahead and ask? Don't mention my name however, I have an overdue library book from 10 years ago... might not look good for you to associate with me. :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Andrea, Such a wonderful way to highlight your town and your library. So many books are sitting around unused. Will have to check if Baltimore has a place to donate.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 10 years ago

What a great support for your local library!  And the donations are tax-deductible (if you itemize), so it's a win-win all the way around.  Now, was it 5 days spread out over the year, or 5 days in one month...? I can't imagine :)

Posted by Shoshana Shay (St. Pete Realty) over 10 years ago

Margaret, thank you! I think it is pretty cool myself, this is a great program! Win win all the way around.

Shoshana, thank you. I would imagine it was 5 days spread out, they weren't specific, LOL. Now inquiring minds want to know....

Guess I will know how it feels to want...

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Andrea, your library is beautiful!  And you've given me yet another idea of what I can do until the snow melts!  Time to go through the old  bookcase.

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (Redfin) over 10 years ago

Pat, thank you, aren't the buildings wonderful? I bet you have tons of books too, that would be my guess. Kindle or not, nothing can quite beat the feel of a book in your hands. Weed them out, get some new ones!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 10 years ago

Andrea a great way to help the library and get a headstart on spring cleaning.  I like how you reminded everyone what items would not be acceptable.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 10 years ago

Andrea, I love going to library, book store places like that.  These buildings are gorgeous, I hate to see good books go to waste.  There are so many kids who can't afford to have a new book to spare to read at home, library is their only source to find a good place to read a good book.

Posted by Rita Fong, Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale (RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 ) over 10 years ago

I love Friends of the Libary events. My only problem is that I'll take 10 books and come home with 20.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 10 years ago
I have about 100 children's VHS movies that I am looking to donate. Most are all Disney movies in good condition. I live about an hr from you but would be willing to bring them if you are interested. Just let me know.
Posted by Janet over 9 years ago