The Friends of Rockville Public Library
The Friends of RPL is a 501c3 non-profit voluntary organization whose mission is to raise funds for the library, help sponsor programs and special events at the library, and in the community.
The first meeting of this season will be held on Thursday, September 8th at noon in the library’s first floor meeting room. All other meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month at noon except for June-Aug. We will be discussing fundraising ideas, so please bring suggestions, as well as ideas for speakers for our meetings. Everyone is welcome whether a member or guest. Looking forward to seeing you on 9/8!!
With funds raised this year through continuing to ask our community to donate either receipts or money from bottle returns, dropped off or mailed to the library identifying Friends on the envelope, we have been able to continue to provide museum passes to our library card holders as well as provide the gift cards for the library’s summer reading program readers. Most museum passes can be obtained on the library website, rockvillepubliclibrary.org under Support and the few that can’t, can be obtained at the circulation desk. The Friends also provide the monthly Book Page which can be found at the circulation desk.
At this time, we are planning to hold our Cookie Sale on Saturday, December 17th so watch for more info in the fall and get your baking recipes ready or be a purchaser.
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 library cardholders
Purchasing subscription to monthly “Book Page”
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. Meetings and program notices are sent out by email blast to members, and are advertised in the Courant Community Section on Thursdays, in the JI, and on Patch.com.
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: Bill McManus
Publicity: Donna Barnas