The mission of The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library is to stimulate the interest of the community in the services and needs of the library, to enrich the cultural life of the community, and to promote a program of assistance through volunteer help and fundraising that will enable the library to keep pace with the growth of the City. The Friends meet monthly on the first Wednesday of the month from September to May.
The Friends also provide the library with direct financial support. The Friends of the Marlborough Public Library are the primary supporters of the library's Summer Reading Program and provide funding for the purchase of opera related materials.
Members of The Friends are people who value reading, understand the impact of literacy on the quality of society, and believe in the expansion of free public library services. We need you! Join our ranks - together we will continue to make a difference. Membership bring many rewards, including the knowledge that your gift makes a real difference to our public library.
Your contribution will provide funding needed for books and equipment, workshops and seminars, grants to libraries, special library programs (i.e., guest authors, musicians, musical groups).
The Friends support library programs, raise funds for special purposes, volunteer to do projects, promote community awareness of libraries, and advocate for robust city funding of The Library. We raise funds, with the help of our tireless volunteers, at our famous Book Sales of books and media donated by the community, and materials no longer needed by the Library. Some Friends are deeply involved, some lend their moral support.