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The Friends of the Leominster Public Library is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the library and its services. Annually, proceeds from memberships, donations, and fund raising events support  the Museum Pass Program, informational, educational, and recreational programs for all ages, and the Library's Historical & Genealogical Collection. Additionally, the Friends have provided funding for numerous special projects in the Library including the recent expansion and renovation of the Library. New members are always welcome to join. For further information, contact the library's information desk at 978 534-7522 Ext 3.

FRIENDS HISTORY
 

In 1977, a small group of interested, dedicated volunteers joined together to form the Friends of the Leominster Public Library. This non-profit organization has grown from a few energetic individuals to 500+ individual, family and corporate members. These members, whether active or non-active, all provide the much needed "extra" support for the library. Over the past 25 years, the Friends have raised over $300,000 for the Leominster Public Library. In addition to raising funds for the library, the Friends lobby for important library issues and legislation on the federal, state, and local levels.


EXECUTIVE BOARD
 

The Friends are governed by an Executive Board whose officers are elected for a one year term at the June annual meeting. Officers include: President, Vice-President, Recording and Corresponding Secretaries, and Treasurer. Standing Committees include: Finance and Nominating Committee. Chairs for the Memberships, Book Sale, Grants and Resources, and Volunteer Committees are appointed by the President.

MEMBERSHIP
 

The Friends membership year runs July through June. New and former members are always welcome to join. Membership forms are available at the Library's service desks or on-line.  Click here for the membership form . Membership categories include:

Personal Corporate
Senior Citizen (60+) $5
Individual $10
Family $20
Contributing $35
Sponsor $50+
Patron $100+
Basic $50+
Joint Sponsor $100+
Co-Sponsor $250+
Exclusive Sponsor $500+
For further information, contact the Library Reference Desk at 978-534-7522 ext. 3.
NEWSLETTER
 

The Friends publish a bi-monthly newsletter, Between Friends, which includes news and information about the Friends and happenings at the library. All membership categories receive the newsletter.
 
BOOK SALES

The Friends hold book sales throughout the year on Thursday evenings from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on the Main Floor and the Friend's Book Sale Room in the lower level. There is elevator access to the lower level. There is also a "First Saturday Book Sale" on the first Saturday of the month from September through May from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. In addition, book sales are held in conjunction with other downtown events such as the City Stroll and the Johnny Appleseed Festival.

DONATIONS FOR BOOK SALES
 
We are happy to accept  used books and DVDs that are in good condition.

Sorry, we are unable to accept:
•textbooks
•magazines 
•condensed books
•encyclopedias
•videocassettes
•books-on-tape
•books-on-CD
•music CDs

We are also unable to accept items that are in poor condition because they are torn, marked, smell unpleasant, or are dirty.


If you have items that the library does not accept, you may bring them in tightly packed, closed boxes to the trailer just inside the gate at the DPW yard at 109 Graham Street or to one of a number of book collection boxes located throughout town. 

How to donate used materials:


 •If you have books or other materials to donate you may bring them to the Circulation Desk on the main floor of the library.
 • If you bring in more that one or two books at a time, they should be in a
bag or a box.
• If you have one or two boxes or bags of books to donate, please call 978-534-7522 Ext. 3 before bringing them to the library, and we will make arrangements to meet you in our unloading area.
• All donations become the property of the library and may be added to the
library collection or sold by the Friends of the Library.
•  If you wish a receipt for your donation, please count the number of items
e.g. 45 books and 10 DVDs, before you bring the materials to
the library. We will gladly give you a receipt indicating the number of items donated, however we are not able to place a monetary
value on your gift.
 

 Used Book Donation Guidelines update 3/11/2010


 
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