THE FRIENDS OF GLEASON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Interested in joining the Friends? Click here for a printable membership form (PDF), or ask at the library.
The Friends is a 501 ( c ) (3) charitable corporation made up of volunteers interested in supporting and enhancing the programs, services, and materials available to the community of Carlisle through Gleason Public Library. Our intent is to bring the people of Carlisle together to enjoy this great community resource. View the Friends' bylaws online here (PDF, 2mb). In order to serve as many of the interests of the community as possible, we organize and/or fund ongoing and special programs and services:
- Museum passes
- The Great Pumpkin Spectacle
- The Summer Reading Program
- The Authors’ Series
- Book sales
- FOGPL Book Group
- Carlisle Reads
- Speakers for all ages and interests
In addition, we fund enhancements to the collection or equipment, usually in response to a wish list we request from the staff, or work in concert with the Trustees to assist with their programs or special projects. We publicize library events and programs generated by the staff, the Trustees, or our own group, and work to maintain communication and cooperation with everyone who works for the benefit of Gleason Public Library.
Monies given to The Friends of Gleason Public Library support present and planned programs and projects. We encourage the Carlisle community to suggest new ways to enhance our library’s goals and to join us in our activities. We guarantee that you’ll make friends by being a Friend.
Ann Quenin, President
Kathleen Hauser, Vice President
Verna Gilbert, Secretary
Dave Ives, Treasurer
Amy Livens, Member-at-Large
Susan Mills, Member-at-Large
Susannah Vazehgoo, Member-at-Large
Lisa Chaffin, Member-at-Large
Penny Zezima, Member-at-Large
TEES & TOTES
Support the Friends of the Gleason Public Library by purchasing a t-shirt or tote bag!
The Friends of the Gleason Public Library hold two sales per year: a small indoor sale in the late fall and a large outdoor sale on Old Home Day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The date of this year's large outdoor sale is Saturday, June 29th, 2013. The profits from these sales are a significant source of funding for library programming, museum passes, and many other enhancements for Carlisle patrons. The support, through donations, volunteer hours, and purchases, is greatly appreciated.
Information for large-volume customers may be found here (click to download PDF).
This year the Friends will start collecting books on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, and will continue to collect through Friday, June 21st, at 5 p.m. Books in good condition may be dropped off at the library during their regular hours of operation. Please consider making your donation in small boxes or shopping bags. Large boxes are heavy and extremely difficult for our volunteers to lift and move. We are looking for all sorts of books in good condition, including fiction, non-fiction, paperbacks, children's books, games and complete puzzles, CDs and DVDs. All electronic media must be in their original box.
Things that we do not accept:
- Encyclopedia sets
- Magazines, including National Geographic
- Readers Digest Condensed Books
- Computer/Software Manuals
- Books in poor condition
- VHS Tapes
- Copied CDs and videos
- Photo Albums
- Coloring books and Mad Lib books that have already been used
We cannot accept these items. They can be recycled if you remove hard covers first.
If you have a large collection to donate, we can arrange for someone to pick them up at your house. Please contact Kathleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.844.4970 to coordinate schedules.