Join the Friends
(Please note – Davis Farmland in no longer available.)
Next Friends of the Library Meeting:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
at the Library. See you there!
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Volunteers are always needed to help organize and run fundraising activities.
The Friends group is a thriving organization who want to ensure the library is able to meets the needs of the community.
Currently, the Friends have two annual fundraisers – the Book Sale – coming up on Saturday, June 15, 2013, and the Book and Bake Sale at Heritage Day.
The Friends of the Southborough Library is mainly a fundraising organization, charged with assisting the library to meet the changing needs of the community. One of its annual challenges is to raise the approximately $4,000 that pay for museum passes for library patrons. We assist with funding programs that encourage literacy for children and young adults.
Additionally, the library frequently faces smaller needs that the Friends have been able to help with much more quickly than would be possible through town purchasing. Some recent purchases are a sign to advertise special events at the corner of Rte 30 & 85, the library website, shelving for new media, access to a genealogy website, and additional seating for families to read in the children’s room.
Challenges the library faces going forward are the need to keep up with changing technology and the desire to cultivate a social area for teenagers. The library has a town budget and is assisted by grants. But additional fundraising will make a big difference to the success of these projects.
Anyone who is interested in joining the Friends of the Southbrough Library or learning more can contact Beth Melo, President of the Friends at 508-787-0061 or email@example.com.
We all need Friends! Friends of the Library help make the “extras” possible at the Library – through their fundraising efforts and volunteerism. And it’s fun! To join the Friends of Southborough Library, please download and print out the membership form and submit it to the library.
If you have any problems downloading the membership form, we also have forms available at the library. Thank you!
Last updated May 10th, 2013.