Support The Friends!
The Friends of the Flint Memorial Library, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 group of volunteers consisting of individuals, families, and businesses. We support programs and materials for the library that are beyond the scope of the town budget. We promote the library as an educational, technical and cultural center of our town.
To Join Or Pay Annual Dues:
Mail a check payable to “The Friends of the Flint Memorial Library” and mail to:
P.O. Box 576, North Reading, MA 01864-1458 or drop payment off at the library during open hours.
PAY BY PAYPAL! Click on the “Subscribe” button to use our safe and secure PayPal account to pay membership dues or to simply make a donation of any amount!
Or CLICK HERE to download and print
a membership form. Membership Dues :
- $10 Senior/Student
- $15 Individual
- $25 Family
- $50 Patron
- $100 Sponsor Or Business
What the Friends support:
Programs for children and teens including the summer reading programs, Music with Dara, Special Teen Programs and School Vacation Programs.
Programs for adults such as authors and guest speakers, Mah Jongg and Board Game Tuesdays, Community Coffeehouse and Open Mic, several book sales a year, workshops and art contests, receptions and a license for showing movies in the library.
Museum passes such as the Peabody Essex Museum, Boston Childrens’ Museum, New England Aquarium, Zoo New England, Trustees Sites including deCordova Museum, Lowell Spinners, and Massachusetts Parks Pass.
How the Friends fund their programs:
Membership dues go a long way towards supporting our programs and purchases.
Two major book sales a year, the Annual Cookie Walk, children’s crafts and a few children’s book sales.
Online purchases made via a link to Amazon, which returns a small percent as a donation to the Friends.
Business Friends fund special programs and donate goods for the library’s use and raffles.
Volunteer time to help the Friends support the library:
Book Sale – help publicize the sale, sort books, setup and sell.
Executive Board – come to our meetings which are listed on the Library’s Events Calendar – and help with publicity, the treasury, secretarial work, closer collaboration with schools, and planning programs.
Refreshments – bring baked goods or finger food for evening programs and the bake sales.
Encourage Businesses to support the library.
Contact the Friends:
Send an email to the Friends: firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Board for July 2020– June 2021
- President: Carol Frascino
- Vice President/Treasurer: Art Grossman
- Secretary: Claudette Thompson
- Liaison to Trustees: Deb Aldrich
- Members at Large: Pat McKenna, Karen Vitale, Adrienne Callahan, Suresh Rao, Linda Boniface, Jean Osborn.
Support the Friends:
Use AmazonSmile To Help The Friends While You Shop On Amazon.Com
Did you know that your everyday purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates a small amount to the Friends of the Flint Memorial Library when you do your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2769234. Just log-in to amazon through this link and choose “Friends of the Flint Memorial Library” as your charity. When logged in to amazon.com this way, amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the cost of your purchases to the Friends of the Library. There is never any additional cost to you and your shopping privacy is guaranteed! Shop and donate now!
The Friends are offering two notecards, a watercolor, “When the Trolley Rolled Past the Flint” and a winter library scene. The watercolor was donated by local artist Don Doyle. A larger reproduction is also available. For more information about Don Doyle, please visit his website.
North Reading photographer Meg Robertson donated this winter library scene for a notecard. Meg’s favorite subject is the beauty of New England. She has shown her work and received awards at shows in the local area.
Prints and notecards are available for purchase at the Circulation Desk. Prices range from $6.00 for five notecards to $20.00 for a matted and framed print of Don Doyle’s watercolor. All proceeds go to support programs and materials for the library.
Book Bags are here! Support the Friends! Bags are $12.00 each. They make great gifts any time of year!