The Friends of Cos Cob Library

The Friends of Cos Cob Library is a volunteer organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting the work of the Cos Cob Branch of the Greenwich Library by providing information to the community, sponsoring programs, and coordinating the volunteer activities of the Cos Cob Library. The Friends reach out to children, students, teachers, and adults to nurture a lifelong love of reading and to introduce the vast print and non-print resources of the Library. The Friends membership dollars help defray expenses outside the Library’s budget with gifts of equipment, extra supplies, and by sponsoring:

  • Adults’ Programs (including book discussion groups, author presentations, and genealogy workshops)
  • Educational & Computer Workshops
  • Cultural Programs
  • Entertainment Programs
  • Art Exhibits
  • Craft Activities
  • Theme Events
  • Holiday Parties
  • Social Events
  • Concerts
  • Children’s / Young Adult Programs
  • Book Sales

Friends Members show continued support for the Library. Becoming a member is an opportunity for community service and involvement in hosting programs and exhibits, shelf reading, and assisting with event hospitality.

Cos Cob Library Exterior with Flowers

Be a Friend

Membership in The Friends of Cos Cob Library shows your support
for our local library. Annual membership dues are tax deductible. The membership year runs
from July 1st through June 30th. Membership starts at just $20, and seniors can join for only $10.

For more information about the Friends or Friends sponsored programs,
call 203-622-6883.

Volunteer Opportunities

Shelving Volunteers

At their convenience, volunteers check in with the Librarian and are assigned one or more shelves to put in numerical or alphabetical order. No specific schedule or required number of hours is required.


Board of Directors

Join the Board of Directors of The Friends. Board members serve a three-year term and help to plan and stage programs.

Program Assistance

One or more volunteers are needed to assist at day or evening programs for children or adults, including preparing and setting up any hospitality.

Sign Me Up!

Interested in becoming a Cos Cob volunteer?
Complete the volunteer form.

2016-2017 Board of Directors

*Designated with name, title and term expiration
  • Kerry Strassel, President & Director | 2016
  • Shannon Bassalik, Vice President & Director | 2017
  • Richard Campbell, Secretary & Director | 2016
  • Jeff Cooper, Treasurer & Director | 2016
  • Jane Anderson, Director | 2017
  • Daniela Barcello, Director | 2017
  • Hilary Lane, Director | 2019
  • Annie Farrell, Director | 2017
  • Courtney Hadden, Director | 2019
  • James Maitland, Director | 2018
  • Craig Wingrove, Director | 2019
  • Wendy Silver, Ex-Officio
  • Mary-Jane (M.J.) Brogan, Trustee Representative

Interested in Serving
on the Board of Directors?

Fill out the application below to serve on the
Board of Directors of the Cos Cob Library.