The Friends of the Whittemore Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association that was founded in 1983 to support the library and its staff by focusing public attention on library services; supporting the needs and facilities of the library; and stimulating the giving of gifts, endowments, and bequests.
The Friends holds events throughout the year, including its annual used book sale at the Naugatuck Harvest Moon Festival. Proceeds from this event and others are directed to the enhancement of the library collection, expansion and replacement of its equipment, and development of its programs.
The Friends is governed by a board of directors, which includes a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and five additional members at large. The organization is a proud member of Friends of Connecticut Libraries (FOCL) .
Current Officers Are:
Patrick Scalisi (President)
Corrina Palorino (Vice-President)
Michelle Kemp (Secretary)
Bev Hudson (Treasurer)
How Can You Help?
Membership in the Friends of the Whittemore Library is open to any individual, family, or business regardless of Naugatuck residency. Yearly or lifetime membership dues support the Friends’ mission. In addition, members of the Friends volunteer at book sales, help sort book donations, and more.
Joining is easy! You can start OR renew your membership online using the buttons below. We accept credit or debit card via our secure online checkout with Square.
You can also print an application using the link below. For paper applications, we accept cash, check, or money order. Please make checks payable to “Friends of the Whittemore Library.” Bring your application along with your payment to the library in person or mail both to the following address:
Friends of the Whittemore Library
c/o Howard Whittemore Memorial Library
243 Church Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770