Become a Friend of the
Kirkland Town Library

The Friends of the Kirkland Town Library are volunteers who help raise funds and awareness for the library. You probably know us best through our two largest annual efforts…the Used Book Sale in July and the Jewelry Sale in November. But we serve the library and the community in many ways throughout the year.

Being a Friend is a great way to meet others in the community who are interested in the programs of our Kirkland Town Library.

Becoming a Friend is easy, just send your name, phone number, and email address to Dave Smallen, Friends Chair, at with the subject line “Become a Friend.”


2021-22 Friends Committee

Dave Smallen – Chair

Kristy Moses – Vice Chair

Matt VanSlyke – Secretary

Rachel Givens – Treasurer

Glenn Coin, Laura Daprano, Laura Fuller, Sarah Gaetano, Fiona Helmuth,
Gary Leising, Randy Pinto, Michelle Reiser- Memmer, Phyllis Rooney,
Diana Shaw, Alexandra Wohnsen

Friends Committee Meetings

The Friends Committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Currently, meetings are held via Zoom. Meetings are open to the public; for the Zoom link, contact Dave Smallen, Friends Chair, at

2021 Meeting Dates
January 5
February 2
March 2
April 6
May 4
June 1
September 7
October 5
November 2

No meetings in July, August or December

we will collect book and jewelry donations at the clinton community collection day on may 22 from 9 am until noon on the village Green.

For the annual book sale, we accept (in good condition) hardcover books, paperback books, audio books on CD, puzzles, music on CD, and DVDs. We do not accept textbooks, video tapes, magazines, vinyl records, cassette tapes, Readers Digest books, or smelly, crummy, torn, old books.

The jewelry sale accepts gently used necklaces, earrings, pins, rings and all types of costume and “real” jewelry.

Click here for more details on the event.

Other options for donations:

  • Hold on to them and stay tuned for an announcement about when we will start collecting at the Library.
  • Bring your books to the Better World Books donation box at the Mid York Library System office at 1600 Lincoln Avenue in Utica.
  • Recycle paperback books.

Friends Annual Book Sale
on the Village Green

2021 sale details tba

Annual Jewelry Sale

2021 sale dates tba