Welcome to the web home for the Friends of the Holmes Public Library. The Friends of the Holmes Public Library is a non-profit, volunteer organization. Our mission is to support the Holmes Public Library here in Halifax.
One hundred percent of all the funds we raise go directly to the library! Thanks to our members and business partners, we have provided programs, materials, equipment, and support to the Holmes Public Library in Halifax for over twenty years. For more information, please read our Annual Report and What the Friends Do.
The Friends usually meet on the last Wednesday of the month, except for December and July, unless deemed necessary.
What is the Friends of the Holmes Public Library and what does the group do?
The Friends of the Holmes Public Library was formed and incorporated in January of 1987 to support the community’s library services and the staff of the Holmes Public Library. Five years ago a plea was made to the community for volunteers to hold positions as officers or the Friends would have to disband and the treasury would revert to the state. Fortunately, the community responded and the actively involved members today are the core of the present organization.
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 annual summer reading program at the library (performers, snacks, any materials needed)
Adopt a Book Program
Massachusetts Library Association PR Award submission fees
Silver Lake required reading 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”
Supplemental Library supplies ( ink, toner, labels, step ladder etc.)
Mass Memories Road Show - November 2012
Halifax Assistive Technology (Serving People with Disabilities) project
Donations to the Library
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
Chair - Joan Brides
Treasurer - Position vacant
Recording Secretary - Jen Packard
Corresponding Secretary/Membership - Rose Ruel (not running)
Members at Large:
Jean Gallant, Trustees Liason
Running for Election May 2013
Chair – Jen Packard
Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary – Maureen Rogers
Treasurer – Monica Mueller
Directors/Members at Large – Joan Brides, Mary Howlett, Connie Sargent
Join us at our monthly meetings, the last Thursday of the month.
| Friends of the Holmes Public Library
470 Plymouth Street
Halifax, Massachusetts 02338
| Please Note |
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.