73 Locust St. Dover, NH 03820 (603)516-6050 Mon-Wed 9-8:30,Thur & Fri 9-5:30, & Sat 9-1
Friends of the
Dover Public Library
To see a listing of the Friends of the Library programs visit our Calendar of Events.
JOIN THE FRIENDS and help support THE DOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY!
THE FRIENDS’ TRADITION OF SUPPORT IN DOVER…
The Dover Public Library has been extremely fortunate to have a very supportive Friends of the Library group for over 35 years. Since 1977, the organization, 501(c)(3) registered, has sponsored hundreds of educational and cultural programs for all ages, provided funding for equipment, furnishings, prizes and awards, museum passes, technology improvements, and many service enhancements not included in the library’s municipal budget appropriation. The Friends donate nearly $15,000 annually to boost library programs. While some monies are raised through membership dues and merchandise sales, the bulk of the Friends’ revenues derive from their hugely successful booksales. The Friends of the DPL are a fiscally sound and solvent organization.
WE NEED YOU NOW! COULD YOU ATTEND 5 MEETINGS PER YEAR?
Although many library patrons are Friends’ members through payment of annual membership dues, there exists a smaller “core group” of Friends (including officers) who attend bi-monthly meetings of the group, plan programs, organize booksales, make decisions on purchases, and actively advocate for the library. It is this “core” group which we are seeking to enlarge at this time. Our core group is presently seeking new, actively-involved Friends who can assist with budgeting, accounting, communications, fundraising, member recruitment, and planning. The Friends of the Dover Public Library meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of September, November, January, March, and May It’s just five meetings a year (so the time commitment is not burdensome), yet much is accomplished at each meeting: plans are laid, goals and directions are set, and events are scheduled.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN?
Becoming an active Friend of the Library will unite you with other like-minded supporters and lovers of the library. Our Friends group has a strong voice in promoting the vitality of the library to others, and in these days of budget cuts, the need is greater than ever for members of our community to help us sustain library services and programs. Friends’ members believe that any community is a better place in which to live if it supports its library. Download a membership form here or pick one up at the adult circulation desk.
WHEN & WHERE SHOULD I SHOW UP?
The Friends Dover Public Library meet at 6:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of September, November (exception in November due to the Veterans' Day holiday--meeting will be held on November 4), January, March, and May at 6:30pm in the Library Lecture Hall. We’d love to see you there! Please call Cathy Beaudoin, Library Director, 516-6050, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about joining the Friends. The Friends need you! The Dover Public Library needs you!
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