Friends of the Library
A dedicated community
A Dedicated Community
The Friends are a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Library and its staff. As an independent, non-profit organization, the funds raised by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library enable the library to provide services and programs beyond those funds in the Library’s annual budget.
Friends Make It Happen
The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library hold annual Spring and Fall book sales each year. Additionally, gently-used books are offered for sale in three locations at the library – a permanent cart located on the art mezzanine, in the alcove to the right of the Circulation desk, and the Children’s Book Store on the first floor beneath the stairs. Thanks to generous donations from the community, proceeds from all sales support the library in providing programs and collection materials including but not limited to Museum passes, site licenses to show movies, DVD/Blu-Ray collection additions, Summer reading programs for children, teens and adults, lecture series, Chinese cultural programs, children, teen and adult programs throughout the year, equipment such as laptops for in-library use, internet hotspots, a telescope, a Roku, and so much more.
Donations of used books that are clean and in good condition can be delivered to the Friends drop-off location at the Library on the 1st floor next to the elevator directly behind the Circulation Department.
How Can You Help?
* Become a member
* Donate books – Please note the Friends are not accepting donations at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates.
* Frequent the used book carts
* Shop the book sales
* Attend programs and events at the library
* Volunteer your time
*Special opportunity! Friends of the Library fleece jackets – limited quantities – act fast! Click here for more information:
FOBFPL Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Bonnie Kelly and Susan Rogalski
Co-Vice-Presidents: Renee O’Donnell and Margaret Jackson
Secretary: Sheila Albrecht
Treasurer: Joel Shwimer
Connect with the Friends
The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library is a 501 (c) (3) organization.