Members make a difference
Your membership supports vital library programs
Membership brings many rewards, including the knowledge that your gift makes a real difference to our public library. Your contribution provides funding for a wide range of programs and resources.
Friends-supported programming includes author programs, workshops, cooking programs, summer reading programs, teen and children’s programs, and the Sunday Afternoons at Goodnow Cultural Series. The Friends also fund museum passes, the movie license, library equipment, and special projects like the RFID checkout system, the book drop, toys for Children’s Room, furnishings for the Community Gathering Space, and more.
Since its incorporation in 1988, the Friends of the Goodnow Library have contributed more than $1.25 million toward programs, capital improvements, and essential library resources. It’s all made possible by our dedicated members and supporters.
In addition to helping the library in many ways, members get direct benefits from joining the Friends, such as:
We accept donations large and small. Many of our supporters donate in addition to becoming members to help their dues go further. Others choose to make donations in memory of or in honor of someone.
Like membership dues, all donations support programming for all ages, museum passes, cultural events, special projects, and much more...