Founded in 1970, the Friends is a non-profit, volunteer organization
that sponsors cultural events and funds resources for the library.
The Friends sponsors children’s and adult programs, including
poetry and author readings, art lectures, film series, a
music series and the annual Miller Historian Award ceremony that
speakers to Concord. Most events are free. The Friends funds many
services and amenities, such as museum passes, large-print books,
multimedia equipment, CD-ROMs and DVDs, books on tape, and staff
Friends have made special contributions to the Fowler and Main
The Friends raises funds through its three book sales throughout
the year, the sale of Friends merchandise and membership dues.
Friends Officers 2015 [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Victor Curran, President Anne Irza-Leggat, Vice President
Stephan & Faith Bader, Co-Treasurers Clerk (to be filled)
Jacqueline Barnard, Film Series
Janet Kaminstein, Book Sorters Liaison Monika Kennedy, Membership Betsy Levinson,Publicity Lorraine Martin, Author Series
E. Glenn Mitchell, Adult Programs
Fiona Stevenson, Youth Programs (www.cfplfriends.org) (www.facebook.com/concordlibraryfriend)
HELP WANTED: VOLUNTEER
The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library is seeking a volunteer to join our Board of Directors as Clerk. The main responsibility of the Clerk is to record the minutes of the board meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, to distribute the minutes, and to save a hard copy in the Friends’ storeroom at the Main Library. As a member of the board, you’ll be joining a team of smart, dedicated people who love reading and learning, who love movies and music, and who love creating programs that enlighten and entertain our Concord neighbors of all ages. We hope you’ll join us! To learn more, please email email@example.com, and write “Friends Clerk” in the subject line.
Podcast Weekend Poetry Readings
-A reading by Irish Poet Michael O'Siedhail on 4/5/2014; Music played by Nathan Gourley, recent "Fiddler of Dooney" winner; Introduction by " Dr. Ivy George of Gordon College". [Listen to the Reading and Music] (File size 100 MB)
- A reading by Poet Laureate of Maine Betsy Sholl on 2/13/2011; Music by Little Bang members, David Sholl (Sax) & Grant Smith (Percussion); Introductory remarks by Poet Helena Minton [Listen to the Reading and Music] (File size 56.6 MB)
Podcast Journalist David Filipov's Concord Reads: Making a Difference talk in the Main Library (3/20/2010) [Listen to the entire presentation] (File size 98 MB) (Photo above: David Filipov in Afghanistan)
Supporting Our Library Through a Variety of Programs and Services
Friends Volunteer Opportunities:
Love the library? Here’s how you can help:
-Join the marketing team for the new paperback guidebook, Historic Concord
-Sell books at author events
-Help out at Friday Flicks at Fowler
-Handle publicity for the Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History
-Schedule volunteers for the Concord Festival of Authors.
If any of the above activities interest you or if you have other ideas, we welcome your participation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate Books, DVDs, CDs and Audiobooks
Bring your high quality, clean books to the Reference Desk at the Main Library. No magazines or encyclopedia please. Textbooks in pristine condition (no markings) are welcome. Questions about donating? Call (978) 318-3347
Support vital library services, including children’s programs, poetry readings, author talks, concerts, music and music CDs and DVD movies, Books-on-CDs.