The Friends of the Framingham LibraFriends of the Framingham Library logory 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.

 

Questions about the Friends? Email framinghamlibraryfriends@gmail.com.

 

Friends News

Framingham Public Library Stands Against Racial Injustice Friends bookplateIn support of Framingham Public Library Stands Against Racial Injustice/Black Lives Matter, the Friends are pleased to announce they have purchased books in print and eBooks for adults, teens, and children on the subject of anti-racism. Click here for the list of materials with links to each item in the catalog. For more resources on anti-racism, please see the Library's Anti-Racism Resources page.

 

 

 

Go Anatoly events

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Library Trustees posing with Middlesex Savings Bank official

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.

 

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) to the Library

Due to COVID-19 and the closure of the Library, the Friends are unable to accept any donations at this time.  We will update you when we are up and running again.  Please do not leave donations outside Library doors or near book drops. Thank you.

We appreciate your support! Please click here for details about membership.