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Friends of the Framingham Library

  Who Are the Friends

The Friends of the Framingham Library take an active interest in the development and use of the library system, focus attention on its needs as well as its services to the community, and provide items not included in the library budget. They organize and run successful monthly book sales. They also sponsor programs for children, teens, and adults; purchase books for the summer reading list; and provide passes for museums.

The Friends are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization; contributions are tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching gifts. Your membership helps us to provide many services to library patrons including book discussion groups, Adult and Children’s Programs, and Museum Passes. We appreciate your support! All programs are free and open to all. See you at the Library!

You can support the Friends by volunteering to help or by becoming a member.

To obtain more information, please contact Ms. Wilma Slaight at framinghamlibraryfriends@gmail.com.  

Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Book saleSaturday, June 20
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library
The Friends will host their 3rd Annual Coffee from 9am to 9:30am on June 20th prior to the start of the sale for Friends Members only. Coffee, tea, and all manner of good things to eat will be offered. This event has turned out to be such great fun for all involved—members and volunteers. First time members who sign up now will get an extra month on their first year’s membership and early birds will be eligible to attend the Coffee. Over the summer, please bring your much needed donations to the Library on Friday mornings. Call the Library for more information regarding donations. There are no sales in July and August, but the Friends Book Store is always open during regular Library hours.

Enjoy films?
The Friends of the Library make the screening of all our films possible by paying for the costly film licenses needed for public viewing. Each year these licenses total almost $1,000 and without the contribution of the Friends, it would not be possible to offer as many films as we do now. The Friends have purchased hearing loops to be used by those who need assistance hearing our programs. The loops work with our assistive devices and your hearing aid. Please don’t hesitate to ask to use them.
Please show your appreciation to the Friends by joining as a member this month or contributing to their program funds. Thank you!

Your help is also needed! If you would like to volunteer your time and be a Friend to the Library, please contact please contact Ms. Wilma Slaight at framinghamlibraryfriends@gmail.com, or drop by and visit the Friends on Fridays 9:00am–12:00noon at the Main Library.

Donate Your No-Longer-Needed Books, Dvds, and CDs To The Library
We welcome your surplus books which are in good condition. Small donations of 1 or 2 bags are gratefully received any day. Larger donations are welcome on Friday mornings or the day of the monthly book sale. You may also call 508-532-5570 x4333 to arrange for drop-offs. Thank you.

Friends Need a Little Help
The Friends of the Framingham Library are in desperate need of able-bodied volunteers who can help set up the book sale each month from 9:00-10:00 am on the Friday before the sale and to break things down from 2:30-3:30 pm after the sale on Saturday on book-sale weekends. This work involves lifting and stacking heavy boxes of books.

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