Whether you made a donation, baked a cake, worked the book sale, or volunteered in the library, the Friends of the Library are most grateful for your continued support.  YOU are a "friend" of the library!

Donate to the Friends of the Library


Friends of the Library Executive Board


President               Sarah Groleau
Vice-President       Donna Tung
Treasurer               Anne Cunningham
Secretary              Harriet Fishman

Friends of the Library Board Members


Shana Aisenberg
Diane Claveau
Chuck Depew
Maureen Elliott
Miriam Englund
Harriet Fishman
Cindy Fleming
Joanne Haley
Irene Hopper
Jane Johnson
Judy Kucera
Dann Lewis
Jen Meers
Gay Moceri
Kris Niiler
Raetha Stoddard
Bill Stoops
Claire Tracey
Edna VanSaun

Emeritus Board Members


Lee Allison
Lee Fritz
Sharon Meyer
Nancy Seabury
Peg Scully

Friends of the Library Committees and Chairs

Bake Sale - Judy Kucera
Book Club -
Book Sales - Claire Tracey
Books on Wheels -
Programs -Shana Aisenberg

Friends of the Library

Job Descriptions


Friends By-Laws

Revised November 14, 2016


Financial Policies

Revised October 29, 2014


Friends of the Library Board


Conflict of Interest
Whistle Blower Policy
Check Policy

Friends of the Library Board Meeting

The next meeting of the full Board will be held on May 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM at the Library.


Executive Board

October 30, 2018

May 2, 2018 ExecBoard&Trustees

May 2, 2018

March 21, 2018

January 11, 2018

October 18, 2017



Friends of the Library Board Meeting

November 3, 2018

May 5, 2018

November 4, 2017


Librarian's Report to the Friends of the Library

Librarian's Report to the Friends of the Library May 2013
Librarian's Report to the Friends of the Library November 2013

Librarians Report to the Friends of the library May 2014

Join the Friends of the Library!

We're always delighted to greet people who are interested in supporting the library. If you would like to get involved, send us an email, call the library at (603) 539-5176, or stop in to introduce yourself!

The Friends of the Library has a critical mission. Working with the Librarian and the Trustees, the Friends support the library in a variety of ways:
  • We provide volunteers in the library to help with library operations such as working behind the circulation desk, shelving books, and automating the collection.
  • We lead special events, such as story-telling or crafts.
  • We organize lectures, often those offered through the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
  • Providing funds for the library for library books, computer equipment, special events, memberships, conferences, furniture and more.
This last mission - raising funds for the library - is a major focus of our effort. We raise funds in a variety of ways:
  • Annual fund raising letter: This letter goes out every spring to our patrons and other friends. It is the largest source of funds we raise every year.
  • Book Sales: Every August, during Old Home Week, we hold a major book sale. We take donations all year and sell both children's books, adult fiction and non-fiction, and some videos and puzzles, too. This sale is held at the Freedom Gallery next to the church. In recent years, we’ve added sales during "Freedom Rings in the Holidays" in late November and at the July 4th Rubber Ducky Race Day. We always need volunteers to help sort, move and sell books!
  • Bake Sale: We hold a Bake Sale along with the Book Sale during Old Home Week. It is a great opportunity to get delicious desserts and snacks without heating up your kitchen. If you like to bake, we also need volunteers for this event.
Other Friends events are periodic meetings and pot luck suppers. We work hard together and enjoy the opportunity to relax once in a while. If you are new to town, this is a great way to meet people and make a contribution at the same time.