Friends of the Nashua Public Library

Friends Photo

Great libraries deserve great friends.

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. 

How They Accomplish This

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:

Friends Book Sale

Book Sale

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.

booktique featuring two bookshelves of used booksBooktique

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
  • Invitation to meetings
  • Voting privileges at the Annual Meeting 
To donate directly without joining, including in memory of or to honor someone, use this button.
A Teen - $5
College Student - $10
Older Adult (aged 62+) - $10
Individual - $15
Family Membership - $30
Patron - $50
Benefactor - $100

Other Ways to Support the Friends

Donate Books

Friends Book SaleDonate your gently-used books to the Friends. They'll be used in book sales to raise money or distributed in little free libraries around the city.

Volunteer at the Book Sale

The Friend's annual book sale involves moving and organizing thousands of books. They are always looking for help before and during the big sale for this physically demanding task.