The Friends of the Shelton Libraries (FOTSL) help the library system via advocacy, fundraising, and volunteerism. We welcome you to visit the Friends of the Shelton Libraries webpage at Membership forms can be filled out on the Friends Membership page and at both libraries.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Friends at:

Special Meeting of the Friends of the Shelton Libraries

At the Plumb Memorial Library, Saturday May 7, 2-4 p.m. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries will be holding a meeting in the Reading Room on the main floor.  Election of officers will be held, the Treasurer’s Report read, and an update of activities will be given.  The meeting is open to any and all, with new members always welcome.  Refreshments will be served.

Plumb Memorial Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries Spring Book Sale at Plumb Memorial Library will be taking place in May. Join the Friends and get great discounts and bonuses with membership!

  • Helping hands are welcome to sort the books – no experience needed; on-the-spot training offered to willing workers, Wednesday, May 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Book sale hours:

First LookThursday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. Friends‘ Spring Book Sale kicks off with preview night, $5 admission per person (children under 12 years free), full prices prevail, great selection including collectibles.

Friends’ Book SaleFriday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. full day, full price, great selection, sponsored by the Friends of the Shelton Libraries.

Half Price Book SaleSaturday, May 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. half price for everything today.

Book Sale Bag DaySunday, May 22, noon to 4 p.m. Buy a bag, $5 each, bags provided by Friends. Does NOT include media items.

Cards and Board Games

At the Huntington Branch Library on Wednesday, 1/27, 2/24, 3/23, and 4/27, at 11:00 AM.  This monthly program hopes to entice adults to get out of the house this winter for some fun. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries are providing an assortment of games, dessert and beverages; you just need to bring your sense of humor and a bag lunch. Then, consider staying for As I See It – watch a movie and weigh its merits over MORE dessert!

As I See It

At the Huntington Branch Library on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 1:00PM. Join the Friends of the Shelton Libraries as we watch a variety of movies, followed by a lively discussion and dessert.


The Friends fund and present various programs throughout the year. These include:

Book Sales at both libraries
The Murder Mystery Dinner
Oscar Forecast with Joe Meyers – entertainment critic for the Connecticut Post
A Floral Arrangement and Design Class
The Adult Summer Reading Club

In addition, several museum passes at the Huntington Branch are underwritten by the Friends. The passes allow any Shelton library card holder free or discounted admission to:

Beardsley Zoo
The Discovery Museum
The Maritime Aquarium and Imax Theater at Norwalk
Mystic Aquarium
The Peabody Museum at Yale
The Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The Friends of the Shelton Libraries is a Connecticut not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation established under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID# (EIN) 26-3917225.