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.

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

Book Sale NovemberTo obtain more information, please contact Ms. Wilma Slaight at

Friends of the Framingham Library- November Book Sale
Saturday, November 15
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

During October and November, the Friends Book Bags will sell for the reduced price of $4.00! Buy a bag to give as a gift filled with books from the sale. This year’s teal membership cards can be picked up at the Book Sale. If you are a member of the Friends, it will be mailed to you. Volunteers will sign up new members. We want to count you as a friend!


Check out all of our wonderful museum passes, most of which are sponsored by the Friends. Contact the reference desk to make a reservation at 508-532-5570 x4361 or jump on the website at and click on “museum passes” on the left-hand side. ENJOY!
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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!
Please always keep the Friends in mind when disposing of your books, CDs and DVDs. We need donations. All donations need to be clean and ready to find new homes. Please call the library to arrange a convenient time to drop them off. If you can’t find or don’t see what you want at the sale, please ask one of our volunteers. Book Sales resume on September 21.
All programs are free and open to all. See you at the Library!

The Friends were pleased to receive a very generous donation from the TD BANK Affinity Program. If you bank with TD Bank please consider signing up for this program at your local branch. Flyers explaining the program may be found in the library. What a great way to start the New Year – Thank you TD Bank!TD Bank

The Friends now have a Facebook page; we’d like you to “like” us.

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.

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.
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.

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

Brought to You by the Friends
What have the Friends of the Framingham Library donated to you and your library with their volunteer time over this past year?

Book and audiovisual collection, CD display shelves, monthly newsletter, museum passes, PC's, piano donation, programming, summer reading, tables for Costin Room, translation services, volunteer support, wireless connectivity, Young Adult display furniture.

What can you do?
Join the Friends, volunteer your time to help, and donate your books, CD's and DVD's to the library for the booksale! When you donate materials to the library, they are first evaluated for use in the library collection. If they are not needed for the library, they are sold at the Friends monthly booksale. The proceeds from their sale help pay for all of the items listed above.

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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