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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Ventress Memorial Library is a volunteer organization open to all members of the community. The mission of the Friends is to support the library through fund-raising activities, advocacy, and sponsorship of programs to benefit the general public.

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Three Ways To Help

Become a Member! Your tax-deductible dues will support your library. Click here for Membership Form.

Join us!
The Friends welcome new members and fresh ideas. Please come to the library for any of our meetings at 6:30 p.m to 8:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, September through June.

We need help with setting up book sales, sorting book donations, event planning, refreshments, and publicity. Please let us know how you would like to use your special talents or interests to become involved. Opportunities to volunteer with minimal commitment are available.

Fill out the Membership Form!

Museum Passes
The Friends provide discount passes to many of the area’s finest museums, which may be reserved and procured at the library. Browse the complete list of Museum Passes here.

Did You Know?

  • The Friends conduct semi-annual book sales, and also maintain a rotating collection for continuous sale at the library's Book Nook.
  • The Friends offer a rental book inventory of recent best-sellers.
  • The Friends sponsor public enrichment programs for the general public.
  • The library relies on generous contributions from the Friends to enhance its collection and program offerings.

Silent Book Auction
Treasures from the Ventress Vault
Make a bid on vintage books culled from library donations. These gems are collector's items and have been screened through, a forum for Internet booksellers. There are 2 ways to make a bid: in the library, write your bid on a paper slip and put in the gold vase; or make a bid through this website by sending a message through "Ask a Librarian" link on the home page. Current books and bids are displayed in the library and listed on the website homepage. Winning bids are notified on the last day of the month. All proceeds benefit the library for programs and purchase of new books.

Current Officers

President: Joyce Kinsman

Treasurer: Joanne Kannaly

Recording Secretary: Sheila Zani

Membership Chairperson: Peg Guimond