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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.

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

Friends of the Framingham Library- November Book Sale
Saturday, December 20
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

The Book Bag for $4 sale will extend one more month through December. Purchase one at the sale, then shop to find some great items to fill it with to give a friend for the holidays. It may be a harsh winter, so plan ahead now for those long winter nights. We look forward to receiving your donations of books, etc. during the sale.

 

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!

Contribution to the Friends from TD BankTD Bank
The Friends of the Framingham Library Association, Inc. is the first organization to receive a check from TD Bank under the auspices of the Bank-sponsored Affinity Program. TD Bank will make an annual contribution based on the average balance in all members’ accounts that are coded for the Friends. Call TD Bank at 508-879-7400 and ask to have your account balances counted on behalf of the Friends; this is a great way to contribute to the Library at no cost to you. Let’s make next year’s contribution even larger so that the Friends can continue to offer more programming, audio-visuals, books and other services not covered by the library budget. TD Bank

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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