The Friends of Rockville Public Library

The Friends of RPL is a 501c3 non-profit voluntary organization whose mission is to raise funds for the library, help sponsor programs and special events at the library, and in the community.

Projects in which the Friends take part include:
Homebound book delivery
Supporting children’s and adult programming
Annual Holiday Cookie Sale in December
Purchasing museum passes for RPL cardholders

New members are welcome at any time. Dues are flexible and begin as low as $5. If you are interested in joining, please pick up an application at the library or call (860) 875-5892 x 100, and request that an application is mailed to you. To download an application you can print and mail in, please click Friends Application

Applications should be mailed to:

Friends of RPL
52 Union Street
Vernon, CT 06066

You may also “sample” a Friends meeting and see if you would like to join. Brown bag luncheon meetings take place the first Thursday of most months from September through May at 12 noon in the Community Room on the main level of the library. Meetings and program notices are sent out by email blast to members, and are advertised in the Courant Community Section on Thursdays, in the JI, and on

The next meeting of the Friends will be held on Thursday, October 7th at noon in the library’s first floor meeting room. We ask that you bring your own lunch, snacks, and drinks. Please call the library before the meeting for any changes. We look forward to seeing you.


If you would like to make a donation to the Friends of RPL in memory or in honor of someone, please use this form.


Friends of the Library Officers

President: Carol Barcomb
Vice President: Nancy Swanton
Secretary/Membership: Sue Loalbo
Treasurer: Bill McManus
Publicity: Donna Barnas