The Friends of the Holmes Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization formed and incorporated in January of 1987.
- The mission of the Friends of the Holmes Public Library, Inc. is to support the Holmes Public Library by sponsoring library activities and programs; donating materials and books; and stimulating volunteer services and gifts to the library. 100% of all funds raised are spent directly on materials and programs that benefit the library, its patrons, and the community.
The Friends usually meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
(except for December and July, unless deemed necessary)
Chair – Betsy Hodge
Treasurer – Candace Kniffen
Recording Secretary – Joan Brides
Corresponding Secretary -Jeanne Kling
Directors/Members at Large – Dianne Bennett, Robert Hodge, Bob Kniffen, Makenna Hart
Trustee Liaison –
We are always looking for new members!
To join, drop by the library or send in downloadable form below with your contributions.
Senior (65 years +) $5/year
Family $15/year (special one-time discounted price)
The Friends of the Holmes Public Library is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.
Contributions are generally tax deductible, however you should consult your financial advisor regarding your donation
Library Programs the Friends sponsor
The annual Summer Reading Program at the library (performers, snacks, any materials needed)
Massachusetts Library Association PR Award submission fees
Silver Lake High School and Middle School required reading summer reading assignment selections
Library Programs – authors and speakers
Refreshments for various occasions including Holidays in Halifax, retirements, and volunteer appreciation events
Museum Passes (MFA, Heritage Museum)
Community Reads – “Overboard”, “Weekends with Daisy”
Supplemental Library supplies ( ink, toner, labels, step ladder etc.)
Mass Memories Road Show – November 2012
Halifax Assistive Technology (Serving People with Disabilities) project
Books in Bloom program
Friends’ Donations to the Library
Edison electric table for video magnifier
Keurig Coffee Machine and supplies for the convenience of patrons and visitors
Poland Spring water service
Upright refrigerator and microwave for the kitchenette
Cushioned chair pads
Book case (with an engraved plaque) for the Ongoing Book Sale