Books Make Great Gifts, Especially When Given To Our Library.

Books Make Great Gifts, Especially When Given To Our Library.

A chance to give a gift to the entire community of Torrington.

​The Torrington Library was formed by a group of Torrington men back in 1864 with the intention of providing something worthwhile for their community. Ever since then, Torringtonians have been finding ways to give back to their community through various organizations and events.

​This year we each have an opportunity to pay it forward and help our hometown library to show our gratitude for 150 years of providing free access to books and resources for children and adults alike. Throughout the year, the library also provides special events such as story times, craft times, lectures on local history, musical and character performances and so much more.

Since November 30, there has been a special Christmas tree in place at the library….a “Giving Tree”. On this tree are over 80 ornaments, each with the title of a book. Visitors to the library are invited to select an ornament and to purchase the book for the library collection. It may be donated in memory or honor of a special friend or family member or in your own name. A bookplate will be placed inside the book that will include the name or names you select. The books will become part of the library’s collection. Titles include a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction as well as delightful children’s books.

Your gift will be enjoyed by readers for years to come and each time the book is opened, the bookplate will let readers know it is a special one indeed. What a wonderful way to kick off Torrington Library’s 150th year serving our community!

​Take from me, a retired librarian, your gift will truly make a difference!
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!


About The Author

Sharon Waagner is the Office Manager and Communications Director for Torrington Downtown Partners, a commissioner for Arts Culture Torrington, and on the Main Street Market Place committee, among other things.

Most recently she joined with Barrie Soucy at WAPJ and on Thursday mornings at 9:40 a.m. they discuss upcoming events and help to promote businesses located in the downtown area.