Morris Public Library

Rolling Stones poster

from 1970s movie premiere


Friends & Fund Raising


Of the Morris Public Library

Charlie Daniels signed fiddle

2018 ART and Other AUCTION items

The Friends of the Morris Public Library is a support organization which raises funds throughout the year to help with funding of Library books, programs, and special events.  The largest Fundraising effort is the Annual "Art Around the Box" event that is sponsored by both the Friends of the Morris Library and the Library Board. 

4 North Street, Morris, CT 06763   (860) 567-7440  FAX:  (860) 567-7432


2018 Art Around the Box Fundraiser

March 24, 2018, 4-7 PM



If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Morris Public Library, helping with any of our Fund Raising efforts, or volunteering to help out in the Library, please contact us!

Rare auction items for Art Around the Box 2018

Jonathan and Edgar Winter autographed guitar

The Morris Public Library is a tax deductible charity and we appreciate your support to help us serve you better.  If you can't think of what you need or want for the holidays, why not ask your family and friends to give a donation to the Morris Public Library in your name.   


Fundraising events are held throughout the year, check back soon for current fundraisers.

The 7th Annual Art Around the Box -  Saturday, March 24, 4 PM-7 PM, White Barn, South Farms, Morris, CT

The Friends and the Board of Directors of the Morris Public Library hosted their 7th Annual "ART AROUND THE BOX" gala event and auction of decorated boxes, birdhouses, and mailboxes, all by noted local artists. The event took place on Saturday, March 24, from 4 PM-7 PM, at the White Barn, South Farms, Morris, CT.

Other valuable items auctioned in 2018 included overnight stays at Winvian and The Litchfield Inn, signature autographed guitars (Charlie Daniels, Jonathan & Edgar), an original Rolling Stones poster, jewelry and more! We also had a silent auction of art prints, artists’ proofs and, FOR THE FIRST TIME this year, gift baskets!

Our guest auctioneer, Timothy Chapulis, of Tim’s Auctions, Inc, guided the audience through the precious artwork and other very unique auction items.

The famous Mystery Puzzle Box, created by the long-time Friend of the Library Denis Williamson and decorated by the well-known local artist Elizabeth Wolff, was also auctioned at the event.


Wine, refreshments and live music were offered at the fundraiser.

For information and updates: 860-567-7440, or see our Facebook listing:


All proceeds benefit the Library.