Friends of NHCL

Latest Friends News

Recent events were successful in raising funds for our library, both the Bi-Annual Used Book Sale and the Ripton Coffee House sales. Our last meeting this year will end with an off-site get-together instead of our regular meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. ~ Norma Norland  

Looking for a new volunteer opportunity? The Friends of the Library is a fun way to contribute to a local, non-profit: your library! Friends advocate for the library and oversee well established fund raisers throughout the year. 

How you can help sustain the library: The Friends are always open to anyone interested in helping to sustain our library. What does it mean to "sustain our library"? Friends have helped the library by raising funds and organizing events like "Food, Wine, Books" and holding biannual book sales. Special programs and book awards are made possible by the Friends. We invite speakers each year from the Vermont Humanities Council Speakers Bureau.



Check out the Friends' brochure or pick up a copy at the librarian's desk for information on who we are and what we do..  

Join Us at the Next Friends meeting!


2017/18 Friends officers: President – Susan Smiley; Treasurer – Michele Chester.

Our mission is to help sustain the numerous programs that the Friends of the New Haven Community Library support.  We always welcome fresh ideas and creativity, so please consider stopping in at one of our meetings to see how you can help support our Library in this way. Scroll down to read "Friends are Essential."

The Friends meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Library from September through June. We are delighted that the fall has brought a wave of new Friends and we would be very happy to welcome additional members. Please call our Librarian if you have further questions. 

Examples of how our funds have been used: 

  • The Friends of the Library contributed $500 toward the purchase of the storage shed just outside the library. It serves as a convenient storage space for the many books that are offered at our book sales.
  • In the fall of 2014 the Friends of the New Haven Community Library purchased a new iPad Air tablet for the Library. It has been very popular. We're sure its popularity will continue to grow as more people discover how easy and fun it is to use.
  •  The Friends of the Library purchased two beautiful new bookcases for the library in 2013. They are housing the Young Adult graphic novels and the children's DVDs.