Welcome to the Friends of the Meriden Public Library. It is the goal of the Friends to raise funds through a variety of avenues in support of programming and improvements at the Meriden Public Library in Meriden, Connecticut.

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Due to changes in the construction schedule, the Friends of the Meriden Public Library Bookstore will be closed entirely during the renovation and expansion of the Library.  We are working on other activities and events in which we can participate during the closure. Please watch this site for updates.  Thank you for your support and patronage.

The Friends of the Meriden Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization that plays an integral role in much of the programming offered through the Meriden Public Library including informational speakers, family-friendly activities and literacy building events.


Friends of the Meriden Public Library Annual Picnic, held on July 12, 2019 at the Meriden PBA. Beautiful weather, great food, live music by the Inner Groove trio, outstanding raffle baskets and a 50/50 raffle, along with acknowledgement of past and present luminaries in the organization. It was a great afternoon and evening, celebrating the Friends’ 35th Anniversary. (Click on photo for additional images)


There are numerous ways to get involved with the Friends. We invite you to browse our site for opportunities to support our efforts. You may also visit us at our Bookstore, which re-opened on Aug. 1, 2011 and is located at the Meriden Public Library, or purchase many of our titles at reduced prices through