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Notice of the Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Norfolk Library
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Norfolk Library will be held on Monday, June 34, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Schoolhouse Room, Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, MA 02056. All members are welcome to attend.

Voting will take place on the slate of officers nominated for the 2019-2020 year. Nominations may be made and seconded from the floor of the annual meeting. All officers must be members of The Friends in good standing and registered Library patrons.

Nominating Committee: Emily Nicodemus and Eleanor Royston

Slate of Officers for the 2019-2020
President – Nanci Murphy
First Vice President – Stephanie Hamel
Membership Chair – Eleanor Royston
Secretary – Karen Gallup
Treasurer – Stephanie Knoch



Who are the Friends of the Library?Logo2

“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?

  1. To raise funds to support the Library’s resources and programs.
  2. To encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library.
  3. To advocate for a strong and active public library in Norfolk.
  4. To support the freedom to read, as expressed in the American Library Association’s Bill of Right.

Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Officers

Nanci Murphy, President 508-246-3552
Emily Nicodemus, First Vice President 508-930-2163
Eleanor Royston, Membership Chair
Karen Gallup, Secretary
Stephanie Knoch, Treasurer


When Do the Friends Meet?

The Friends meet monthly at 7:00 pm in the Schoolhouse Room at the Norfolk Public Library. All members are welcome to attend our meetings.

Tues Sept 4, 2018
Mon Oct 1, 2018
Mon Nov 5, 2018
Mon Dec 3, 2018
Mon Jan 7, 2019
Mon Feb 4, 2019
Mon Mar 4, 2019
Mon Apr 1, 2019
Mon May 6, 2019
Mon June 3, 2019


Organizational Information

By-Laws as Amended 06-04-2018

Financial Data

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.