The Friends of the Nashua Public Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit made up of volunteers from our community who love the library and work hard to ensure it's a vibrant community resource. Their mission is to encourage public support for and interest in the library and raise money to fund services and programs. Everyone is welcome to become a Friends member or attend their meetings.
What the Friends Fund
The Friends raise over $25,000 a year for library programs and services. Their contributions bridge a critical gap between municipal funding and philanthropic donations that make up the library's budget. Many of the programs and services that you love the most are sponsored by the Friends.
The Friends meet monthly via Zoom to plan their activities. These meetings are open to the public. Some of the work they do throughout the year includes:
Regarded as one of the best-organized book sales in the region, the Friends sell thousands of donated books each year in their annual spring book sale and smaller pop-up book sales throughout the year.
Check out the Friends’ Booktique in the library near the elevator for great bargains on gently used books. They manage this area and keep it well-stocked and organized all year. These items can be purchased at the Customer Services desk any time the library is open.
Join the Friends
If you'd like to support the library and the work of the Friends, the easiest and most significant contribution you can make is becoming a member. Membership runs from January 1 through December 31.
Other Advantages of Being a Friend
Exclusive admission to a special preview event of the annual book sale in the spring
Access to members-only non-fiction area during pop-up book sales