Save the Date!  Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 29

The Friends are hosting a silhouettes fundraiser at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library (746 Water Street).  Hand-cut by Massachusetts artist Jean Comerford, these unique portraits make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, and more.  Times on April 28 are from 12-5pm and on April 29 from10am-5pm.  Wiggly little ones are welcome and you will walk out with your silhouette.  To reserve your spot, please contact Marsha Farmelant at 508-875-1918 or mfarmelant@aol.com

Friends of the Framingham Library receive donation from Seeds of Grace

The Friends of the Framingham Library have received a $500 donation from the Seeds of Grace fund.  This gift is in celebration of the work the Friends and the Library do in the Framingham community.

The Seeds of Grace mission fund was created when Grace Congregational Church merged with Edwards Church.  Social justice, environmental protection and local service had been central to Grace Church’s identity; Seeds of Grace carries on that legacy.  For more information about Seeds of Grace, contact Linda Hilliard, Seeds of Grace Outreach Team at linda@hilliardcommunications.com.

The Friends of the Framingham Library are a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the supporting the work of the Framingham Library. The Friends take an active interest in the development and use of the Library by focusing attention on its needs as well as its services to the community, and by providing items not included in the library budget. The Friends help fund programs for children, teens, and adults; purchase software for the Creation Station, apps for the iPads in the Children's Room, books for the summer reading program, and fund museum passes.

Contributions to the Friends may be made on the Library’s website, or by check.  Checks should be made payable to The Friends of the Framingham Library, and mailed to Nancy Grifone, Treasurer, 1 Crosby Circle, Framingham, MA 01701.  Contributions are tax deductable charitable gifts, and are eligible for corporate matching gifts.

Personalize a Bookplate

With a $5 donation to the Friends you may have a bookplate customized with your name put into an adult or child’s Library book. Sign up at the Main Library or at the Friends sale.

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.

Book Sales

The Friends of the Framingham Library hold monthly book sales on the third Saturday of the month. Please click here for details of the upcoming sale.

Donate Your No-Longer-Needed Books, DVDs, and CDs (sorry, no VHS / videos) to the Library

We welcome your surplus books, DVDs or CDs 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 on the day of a monthly book sale. You may also call 508-532-5570 x4333 to arrange for drop-offs.

Your membership helps us to provide many services to library patrons.

The Friends are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization; contributions are tax deductible and eligible for corporate matching gifts. We appreciate your support! Please click here for details about membership.


Photo by Carrie Woodsum

Nicole Siswick of MOMS Club of Framingham presents Friends with a check.  Siswick said, “We voted to support the library because it is an invaluable public resource that anyone can access! Fostering a love of reading in children positions them for success in their lives, and we wanted to support the library's efforts to do that.”