Friends of the Library

Who are the Friends of the Library?

  • Friends of the Library are people of all ages who love to serve their local community by supporting the Timberland library in their town or city. Efforts by Friends group members help children, teens, and adults enjoy the many benefits of a great library. Friends know that the library is an essential part of their community’s quality of life.

When do the Friends meet?

Why join?

  • Being part of a library friends group is a great way to have fun and make new friends.
  • Friends groups have projects for everyone’s schedule and varied talents.
  • You can make a real difference in your community.

Why do we need Friends?

  • Your local library is a branch of the Timberland Regional Library (TRL) system, a property tax supported institution providing library services at 27 libraries in five counties.
  • While we are fortunate to be part of a regional library system, many important programs and services are not covered by TRL’s budget. That is where the support of Friends groups comes in.
  • Each Timberland library has a Friends group that raises funds to support special projects, library programs and activities that support the entire community. 

What do Friends do?

  • Conduct used book sales to help pay for important library projects.
  • Help pay for special library programs for children, teens, and adults.
  • Promote use of the library’s services and materials.
  • Serve as community advocates for the library.
  • Purchase special items for the library.
  • Encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests to build the collection and fund special projects.