The Friends of Rockville Public Library
The Friends of RPL is a voluntary organization under the Library’s nonprofit status. The mission of the Friends is to advocate for the library, raise much-needed funds for the library, and sponsor programs and special events at the library.
Thanks to those of you who have renewed your membership or are new members and have joined the Friends. If you are an existing member and have not sent in your dues, this is a reminder to mail them into the library including Friends on the envelope and be sure to make any checks out to The Friends of Rockville Public Library. If you need an application and would like to join the Friends, you can find an application online at RockvillePublicLibrary.org under Support and then click on the Friends. Applications can also be obtained in the library on Mon., Wed., and Fri. by appt. only.
The Friends also remind you that fundraising has been difficult this last year and continues since our library is not open except by appt., and we are not able to hold meetings for the safety of our members. We again ask that you send any bottle return slips to the library or drop them off at the library to the attention of the Friends. At this time with the funds that we raise, we continue to purchase the Book Page and museum passes. The list of Museum passes can be found online at RockvillePublicLibrary.org under Books and More with most available to be printed. If not available for printing, an appt. can be made at the library to pick up the pass. We suggest that before you obtain your pass, to call the museum and find our their virus rules, days, and hours.
Spring is close by, enjoy the sunshine and stay well.
Projects in which the Friends take part include:
Homebound book delivery
Supporting children’s and adult programming
Annual Holiday Cookie Sale in December
Purchasing museum passes for RPL cardholders
New members are welcome at any time. Dues are flexible and begin as low as $5. If you are interested in joining, please pick up an application at the library or call (860) 875-5892 x 100, and request that an application is mailed to you. To download an application you can print and mail in, please click Friends Application
Applications should be mailed to:
Friends of RPL
52 Union Street
Vernon, CT 06066
You may also “sample” a Friends meeting and see if you would like to join. Brown bag luncheon meetings take place the first Thursday of most months from September through May at 12 noon in the Community Room on the main level of the library. Beverages and dessert are provided. In June, the Friends have a year ending get-together. Meetings and program notices are sent out by email blast or in the Reminder or JI.
If you would like to make a donation to the Friends of RPL in memory or in honor of someone, please use this form.
Friends of the Library Officers
President: Carol Barcomb
Vice President: Nancy Swanton
Secretary/Membership: Sue Loalbo
Treasurer: Jan Geissler
Publicity: Donna Barnas