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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 Childrenís 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 Book

Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, March 21
9:30am-10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
10:00am-3pm: Open to the public
Main Library

The ongoing Book Store off the library lobby has a slightly different look with the addition of a much larger bookcase. Some of the categories have been rearranged with clearer labeling. This has allowed us to expand the number of fiction, hard and soft cover, cookbooks and health related books. Donations are always gratefully accepted.  

Friends of the Library BOOK SALE
Saturday, April 18
Book Sale10:00am - 3:00pm Open to the public
Main Library

An analysis of Museum Pass usage shows that library patrons have saved over $33,000 dollars by using museum passes provided by the Friends. It is your support through membership and purchases at the monthly sales and the Book Store that allows the Friends to continue this type of funding for the library. We appreciate it! Please remember to think of the Friends first when you are spring cleaning your bookshelves, playrooms and attics. We need your donations to help the Library.

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 donít 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 membersí 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. Letís make next yearís 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, or drop by and visit the Friends on Fridays 9:00amĖ12:00noon 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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