Friends of NHCL

Latest Friends News

Our first Friends gathering of the 2017/18 year will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 6pm (off-site). We welcome anyone who might be interested in joining.The Friends are a valued part of keeping our library vibrant, current, and attractive, and we feel very fortunate indeed to have their support! Please speak to Deborah at the desk (or call or email) if you would like further information.

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. We meet once a month for about an hour for about ten months a year, and two of those are mostly social get-togethers! (In addition to the fundraisers, of course.) We’d love to talk to you if you might be interested. Deborah has a list of Friends and a brochure at the front desk of the library.


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. 


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. 


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!


2016-17 Friends officers: President – Susan Smiley; Treasurer – Michele Chester; Secretary – open. Others are Kathy Coakley, Maryann Tricou, Norma Norland, Anne Galante, Laura Goodfellow and Gail Zuck.

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. 

How are our funds used? 

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.

PHOTOS BELOW:  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.