Friends of Northborough Library
Mission Statement

The Friends of Northborough Library, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing assistance both financial and volunteer to the Northborough Free Library.

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Dear Friends of the Library,
Our Facebook page is now active. It's the page of the Friends, not the library, and it is still under construction. A bunch of stuff still needs to be added. But of course, the most important part of the page is YOU! We need Friends to 'Like' us. Of course you don't need to be a member to be a part of our FB page. We'll announce events, show pictures and take comments. It's nice, because it's much more interactive than a webpage, not so cutting edge as Twitter, not as boring as blogging, and not so self-centered as Vlogging.
You do need an Facebook account to see the page, but that is free. Hope to see you on Facebook!
Ellen Church
Friends of the Northborough Library

The Ribbon cutting ceremony

The ribbon cutting ceremony at the library grand
re-opening event on Sunday March 15, 2009.

Current Officers
(These officers serve a calendar year)

President Ellen Church
Treasurer Chris Hodge
Clerk Lisa Gardiner
Membership Director Lisa Hodge

The Library Trustees and Friends
The Library Trustees and Friends


Founded in the 1970's, the Friends are an active part of the Northborough Library. The Friends sponsor programs and make purchases that cannot be covered by the town budget.

Over the past years, the Friends have sponsored an annual Basket Raffle and a number of used book sales as our primary fundraising activities. In 2003, we joined with the Northborough Historical Society to present a cemetery tour featuring actors playing the parts of long-ago residents of the town. We participated in the annual Applefest event in Northborough. The Friends have hosted legislative breakfasts that bring together our local state legislators and those involved in library issues.

Donations to the Northborough Free Library

Purchases for the Library vary from year to year as needs arise. The Friends have paid for computers, a digital camera, a refrigerator, and staff room furniture, among other items. There are also a number of museum passes that are covered by the Friends. 
Since the 2009 expansion of the library opened, the Friends have paid for all library pages who shelve books and assist librarians.  The summer reading program, which typically enrolls about a thousand local children, receives our support, and there are special events, such as Black History Month programs, that we also funded.

To learn more about the Friends of Northborough Library please call the Library at 508-393-5025, or contact Ellen Church at 508-393-1742 or at friendsoflibrary@northboroughlibrary.org

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