Friends of the Library

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Founded in 1956, the Friends of the Haverhill Public Library has as its mission to raise funds for the library. The Friends Gift Shop, established in 1989, was one of the first shops in area libraries. In addition to membership, calendar sales, and special events, the Friends earn money though book sales–twice a year on site. The Library also welcomes direct contributions, which may include donations made in memory or in honor of a special person.

The Friends provided both financial support and volunteer assistance during the renovation of the Library, which opened in 1997. The Friends currently boasts more than 350 dedicated members and contributes more than $30,000 to the Library each year. These funds are used to support nearly all library programs and special events, including National Library Week. In 2012, more than 300 children, teens, and adults participated in the library’s summer reading programs, which are partially sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Questions? Please email Diane Shaw, President of the Friends. The Friends Board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Milhendler Room on the first floor of the Library. Please check the Calendar of Events to verify dates and times. A membership meeting is held annually in June.

Friends of the Library Newsletters

The Friends publish a newsletter twice a year; archived newsletters follow.

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