Who are the Friends of the Library?
“The Norfolk Public Library Friends” is a non-profit organization designed to stimulate community interest in library services and to support the library in providing these services.
What Do Friends Do?
Through a program of volunteer, promotional, and fundraising activities, “Friends” help acquire important materials and equipment beyond the limit of the library’s regular operating budget. They also aim to inform the community of the library’s resources, services, and needs.
Most of our income comes from our annual Membership Drive and Book and Bake Sale.
Why do we need Friends?
The library needs your help in order to augment its services and programs. Your interest, assistance, and contributions will make our library an outstanding cultural, recreational, and educational center dedicated to serving our entire community.
If you would like to learn more about how to be involved in The Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, please feel free to contact us at : NPLFriends@hotmail.com.
What are the Objectives of the Friends?
- To raise funds to support the Library’s resources and programs.
- To encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library.
- To advocate for a strong and active public library in Norfolk.
- To support the freedom to read, as expressed in the American Library Association’s Bill of Right.
Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Officers
Nanci Murphy, President
Stephanie Hamel, First Vice President
Michelle McDonough, Membership Chair
Karen Gallup, Secretary
Susan McCarthy, Treasurer
When Do the Friends Meet?
The Friends meet the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Schoolhouse Room at the Norfolk Public Library. All members are welcome to attend our meetings. During the pandemic, meeting are being held virtually.
As a Massachusetts Corporation, The Friends file annual reports and other required filings with the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office. As a registered public charity, our financial filings (Form PC, Federal Form 990, and bylaws) are filed with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. All filings can be accessed for viewing on those office’s web sites in their Corporations and Public Charities databases.