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A Rockin' Truck Day Kicks Off Summer Reading

June 2018

The much beloved Truck Day at the Christa McAuliffe Branch Library successfully launched the 2018 Libraries Rock! Summer Reading Program. Read all about it in this WickedLocal Framingham article.




Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to the Framingham Public Library Foundation

June 2018

Avidia BankPress

ReleaseContact: Michael D. Allard

SVP Marketing



photo of Avidia Bank awarding 00 check to Foundation members and TrusteesThe Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Framingham Public Library Foundation.  Presenting the check from L-R: Jeremy Brandon, Framingham AVP Market Manager of Avidia Bank; Chris Visminas, Board Member of the Framingham Public Library Foundation; Ruth Winett, President & Library Trustee of the Framingham Public Library Foundation; Maria Robinson, Board Member of the Framingham Public Library Foundation; Eric Doherty, President & Library Trustee of the Framingham Public Library Foundation; Mark O’Connell, President & CEO of Avidia Bank; Fernando Ferreira, Framingham Assistant Branch Manager of Avidia Bank. This donation is to help fund the purchase of a new bookmobile that will travel throughout Framingham and provide books and supplies.


Avidia Bank is a $1.5 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Framingham.

poster advertising Storytime with Treasurer GoldbergState Treasurer Goldberg reads to children at the McAuliffe Branch

April 2018

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg visited the McAuliffe Branch to read to children in celebration of Financial Literacy Month. For photos and more information, see the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners coverage of the event.









New Citizenship Corner opens at FPL

March 2018

With a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Library created a Citizenship Corner for people working towards U.S. citizenship. Read about it in this Boston Globe article.





Fundraising for the Library Bookmobile

From The Boston Globe, March 4, 2018

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photo of FPL Librarians standing next to viral displayFramingham Public Library display goes viral

February 2018

For Valentine's Day, FPL librarians Carrie-Lyn Woodsum and Harriet Weiner created a display called "I Don't Remember the Title but the Cover Was Red," which was seen 'round the world! Coverage spread from the local Metrowest Daily News to social media sites like Mashable and all the way to England in The Daily Mail!



Framingham Public Library announces brand new Early Literacy Playspace

July 2017 Press Release

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Jennifer Rosenberg

Assistant Supervisor, Children’s Services

Framingham Public Library 

49 Lexington St

Framingham MA 01702



Framingham Public Library announces brand new Early Literacy Playspace


Framingham, MA — The Framingham Public Library will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the new Early Literacy Playspace in the Children’s Room at the Main Library on Saturday, August 5th at 11:00am. The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening followed by interactive play in the Playspace, which includes a play kitchen and farmer’s market stand, wall mounted activities, light tables, sensory tables and more!


The Early Literacy Playspace and its educational toys, games, and activities were funded by an LSTA grant (Library Services and Technology Act) the Framingham Public Library received in October of 2016 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. This federally funded “Mind in the Making” grant furthers the Library’s commitment to Early Literacy to our entire community, and offers the opportunity to provide under-served children with early educational play and activities crucial to early development and school readiness. The toys, activities and games purchased with the grant funds are aimed at early education and social development and at helping parents and caregivers better understand how they can also learn at home.


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McAuliffe Branch opens Veterans Resource Center

May 2017

Dawn Dellasanta, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and FPL librarian, is the brainchild behind the Veterans Resource Center, which opened at the McAuliffe Branch in May 2017. Read about Dawn's inspiration for creating the Center and the official launch ceremony in the Metrowest Daily News. For more information, refer to the Veterans Resource Center webpage.