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Welcome to the Friends of the Nashua Public Library!

The Friends of the Nashua Public Library foster public support for and interest in the library. They encourage gifts, endowments, and memorials for public library purposes and foster awareness of and use of the library. They also promote the donation of time and assistance by Nashuans to the library.

The Friends seek to provide special programs and services that expand and enrich the library’s regular budget. These "extras" include concerts, readings, speakers, children’s programs, museum passes, materials, and equipment.

In 2009, the Friends introduced a new program to enhance the City's Nashua Reads program with Beyond the Book, which is an afternoon program that includes a presentation by the author of the book. This year's selection is The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro. Past authors are:

  • 2009: Chris Bohjalian, the author Skeletons at the Feast
  • 2010: Elizabeth Berg, the author of We Are All Welcome Here
  • 2011: James McBride, the author of Song Yet Sung
  • 2012: Jane Hamilton, the author of When Madeline Was Young
  • 2013: Julia Glass, the author of The Widower's Tale

Details about the 2014 Nashua Reads program can be found here.

The Friends hold an annual book sale on the third weekend in March. The next one will be held on March 20 through 22, 2015. In addition to the annual book sale, we sell on a continuing basis in our Booktique in the Library lobby. The profits from these sales, about $20,000 a year, fund programs and services at the Library.