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
To obtain more information, please contact President Arthur Ferguson at
Friends of the Framingham Library
Saturday, December 21
9:30–10:00am: FRIENDS MEMBERS ONLY
3:00pm: Open to the public
If you like, want or need children’s books, then this is the sale for you. We have an enormous number of children’s books—in the Book Room and Bag Room. There is something for every child this month—no matter what age your child (or inner child) happens to be.
Only one more holiday left this season. Our sales always offer terrific gift ideas at reasonable prices. Newer DVDs, CDs, and books good condition make wonderful gifts for family and friends—and so frugal, too.
The $5 Book Bags with the $1 coupon will be available through the end of December. Don’t forget to bring your $1 off coupon to get an even better bargain!
SAVE MONEY - HAVE FUN!!
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 www.framinghamlibrary.org
and click on “museum
passes” on the
left-hand side. ENJOY!
Have you found us on Facebook yet?
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!
The Friends now have a Facebook page; we’d like you to “like”
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.
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 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 Nancy Hanssen at
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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