Friends of the Library

Join the Friends of the Manchester Public Library

Mission Statement: The Friends of the Manchester Public Library is a non-profit, non-political volunteer organization. It is the responsibility of the Friends to administer funds raised, donated, granted or endowed to secure materials that are beyond the scope of the library budget.

Executive Board Members

Mary Walsh - President
Susan Barlow - Treasurer
Leslie Frey - Secretary/Membership

Membership Information(PDF, 40KB)

People can join the Friends at the meeting, or print out a membership form(PDF, 40KB) . Paper forms are available at both public libraries.

Book Sale Information

The proceeds of the sale are used to purchase items for the summer reading programs, museum passes, book trucks and other equipment requested by library staff. The book sale provides very inexpensive books to children, families, and general readers. Questions may be directed to 860-645-0577.

Book Sale:  Fall of 2024


The Friends sponsor the MPL Museum Passes.

Contact us at: or call 860-645-0577

Dr. Whiton's Attic

The Friends of the Manchester Public Library Invite you to shop our ongoing Book Sale at Dr. Whiton's Attic

Whiton Branch Library
100 North Main Street
Manchester, CT 06042

Children's books and all VHS videos $0.25
Adult paperback and CDs $0.50
Adult hardcover and DVDs $1.00

Dr. Whiton's Attic is open whenever the library is open.
Please pay for purchases at the library's Circulation Desk.

Call Whiton at 860-643-6892 or email the Friends of the Manchester Public Library at