Friends of the Library Bookshop

The Friends of the Library Bookshop - "A Novel Idea" 

Hours: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: South Burlington Public Library, second floor, 180 Market Street, South Burlington
Contact info: 802-324-5380 or visit Facebook Page

About the Friends
Since 1984, the Friends of the South Burlington Community Library have been active in revitalizing library programs, library materials and the library space through their membership contributions, volunteer work and fundraising projects.

The Friends are concerned citizens who believe a dynamic library is the cornerstone to an educated, caring, and stimulating community environment. Through membership dues, donations, and fundraising efforts the Friends Organization makes significant contributions to enhance the Community Library.  The Friends have sponsored the Annual Baby Brunch, the Lifelong Learning Music Series, the Sunday Afternoon Concert Series, and a variety of other programs for children and adults. The Friends donate needed library equipment and materials, supply refreshments for library programs, contribute to staff enrichment opportunities, and they beautify the Library with year-round and seasonal plants.

Monetary donations or memorials to support the many programs generously provided to the Library by the Friends may be made directly to them in cash or by check payable to Friends of the South Burlington Community Library, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403.

Current Officers
President: Adam Bortz
Vice President: Cheryl Hooper-Feeney
Secretary: Rita Bortz
Treasurer: Eileen Forrester

Meetings & Events
Meetings are open to the public. Please join the Friends to help support the South Burlington Community Library to provide high quality programs and services for adults and children.

Monthly Meetings will be held at the Library at 9:15 a.m. unless noted otherwise.

Membership Form
Membership in the Friends of the Library enables you to take an active role in helping your library thrive and to demonstrate your enthusiasm for books and learning. As a Friend, you will have opportunities to join with others to bring the very best in services, activities, and events to your community library. Membership in the Friends presents the opportunity to meet other library enthusiasts who share common interests and to attend the special Friends social events.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends click here for a membership form. The Friends of the South Burlington Community Library is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and membership contributions are fully deductible as allowed by law.

How Can I Help?
One hundred percent of all donations made to the Friends of the Library are used for library improvements, library programs, library materials and library advocacy. If you are interested in donating to the Friends of the Library you may specify what you would like your donation to be used to support.

In the past year, the Friends Organization supported the Library in donations of over $5000. With your support, we are able to provide the community with so many additional services and programs. In these challenging economic times, this becomes even more important. While other areas are seeing a decline in business due to the economic downturn, the Library is quite the opposite. We have seen an increase in new library patron registrations, an increase in the number of items that we circulate, and last year, we had over 10,000 people attend free library programs. Many of these programs were programs supported entirely by the Friends of the Library for children, teens, adults and seniors.

We need your help and there are so many ways that Friends can support the Library. We need our Friends to help organize book donations, help at book sales, bake for program refreshments, take part in community advocacy, and assist with program planning and special events.