• Home
  • Contact Us
  • My Account
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Catalog
  • Research
  • About

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library

The Friends of the Silas Bronson Library is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to supporting the library's operation and mission through fundraising, outreach, and other volunteer activities. The Friends provide vital funding for library programs, especially those for children.



The Friends of the Library meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the library's auditorium. See details at and Zoom registration forms on the library's Programs page.


Join the Friends

Membership in the Friends is open to all, not just Waterbury residents, with low annual rates. All members of the Friends receive the library's award-winning quarterly newsletter, Books & Happenings, in the mail.

To join the Friends, download and print the Membership Form.


Donate to the Friends

Donations in any amount are always welcome. Memorial gifts for departed relatives or friends are a special way to honor their memory. A bequest in your will is also a very special way to remember the Library and the entire community. Donors’ wishes for handling gifts and bequests are carefully followed. Gifts and bequests are tax deductible.

You can make a donation by sending a check to:

Friends of the Silas Bronson Library
P.O. Box 2853
Waterbury, CT 06723


Your Contribution Makes These Friends' Programs Possible:  

Children's Programs
Puppet shows, magic
shows, and special theme
programs and a weekly
storytelling program for

Friends visit senior centers
and neighborhood associations
to increase public awareness
of the Library and to promote
the Friends Readers Garden



Poetry Contest
A theme based annual writing
competition open to children in
grades K-8.

Summer Reading Club
This annual program and related
activity schedule for children
promotes continued reading
during vacation months.

Friends Book Store
An interesting variety of gently
used books are sold at the
Readers' Garden Bookstore all
year long.  See our Bookstore 
page for details.

Promotional Items
From time to time, items may be
offered for sale, or distributed free, such as bookmarks and pens.

Books and Happenings
Monthly newsletter listing events
new books, videos and other items sent to all members.

Open to all members. The meeting schedule is posted
on the Library Calendar of events and in the monthly Books & Happenings newsletter. 

For more information, please call the Silas Bronson Library at (203) 574-8222.