Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Framingham Library take an active interest in the development and use of the Library, focus attention on its needs as well as its services to the community, and provide items not included in the library budget. The Friends sponsor 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.
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.
Not only do the Friends support the library, but we also give back to the community. The Friends have donated hundreds of books to A Place to Turn in Natick, MCI Framingham, King Elementary School in Framingham, Framingham Adult ESL Plus, Brophy Elementary School, and Framingham Centre Nursery School. We are looking for ways to donate extra books and duplicate copies. Please contact Wilma Slaight at email@example.com if you would like to learn more.
Questions about the Friends? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of the Framingham Library are excited to announce that Team Framingham runner Anatoly Prekrasnyy is running the 2020 Boston Marathon for us! He picked the Friends because it is a community asset, serving all ages. To support Anatoly and the Friends, check out his GoFundMe page https://bit.ly/2PP8FoZ. Thanks, Anatoly, for your support of the Library!
Many thanks to Friends member Mary White, who nominated us for the Harvard Pilgrim Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant from the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. This $500 mini-grant will allow the Friends to fund children’s programming at the Library. We are thrilled to be nominated for this mini-grant! For more information please visit https://www.harvardpilgrim.org/public/our-foundation.
The Friends received a $15,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. This will allow us to continue providing items and services to the Library community that are not included in the City budget. We appreciate this very generous donation and plan to donate part of it to fund the Library’s new Makerspace.
According to Mike McAuliffe, president and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank, “Local libraries play a major role in making our communities the special places that they are. They provide important resources that residents of all ages can utilize and enjoy. We are pleased to be making this gift to help support all that they do.” The $15,000 gift to the Friends is part of a cumulative gift of $1.4 million that Middlesex Savings Bank distributed to 84 non-profit organizations including libraries, food pantries and senior centers within the Bank’s retail branch territory.
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) 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.
Contributions to the Friends may be made on this website, or by check. Checks should be made payable to The Friends of the Framingham Library, and mailed to Elaine Cinelli, Treasurer, Friends of the Framingham Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702. Contributions are tax deductible charitable gifts, and are eligible for corporate matching gifts.
We appreciate your support! Please click here for details about membership.