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.
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.
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 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:
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.
The Friends hold book sales throughout the year on Thursday
evenings from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 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
DONATIONS FOR BOOK SALES
We are happy to accept
used books and DVDs that are in
Sorry, we are unable to accept:
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
How to donate used materials:
have books or other materials to donate you may bring them to the Circulation
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
e.g. 45 books and 10 DVDs, before you bring the
the library. We will gladly give you a receipt indicating
number of items donated, however we are not able to place a
value on your gift.
Used Book Donation Guidelines update 3/11/2010