Friends of the Library

Who are we?

The Friends of the Hamilton Public Library, Inc. (FOL) is a group of citizens in our community who are concerned with the library’s well-being: its active expansion and participation in community life.

On July 1st the Friends regretfully bid farewell to three outstanding Board members as their terms expired. David Hopper, Debbie White, and Emily Hutton-Hughes will certainly be missed, but we happily welcome three new board members, Barbara Albrecht, Jennifer Latreille, and Suzanne Watson. We are looking forward to a fabulous year!

As of September 1st the Friends acquired the book sale area located in the library at the Broad Street entrance. The continuous sale has been renamed the “Book Nook”, and we will be working with a contractor to make it more attractive and functional. 

Our current fundraiser is a raffle for a beautiful swivel rocking chair crafted by Daniel Ray Stoltzfus and Sons from Custom Woodcraft in Munnsville N.Y. The chair comes with a lovely cushion. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Library or from a Friends Board Member. The drawing will be held at the Library on February 21st at 11. 

Please help the Friends support the library by purchasing a ticket.

With your help, the Friends can continue to help the library enhance services, programs, and facilities in the future.

Board of the Friends of the Library
Diane Finch, President
Kelly Norris, Vice President
Gloria Gaudreau, Treasurer
Diane Fenton, Secretary
Barb Albrecht
Jen Latreille
Suzanne Watson

The board of the Friends of the Library meet the third Monday of every month at noon


To join

You can pick up a membership form at the Welcome Table,Carolyn organizes the Annual Book Sale held Labor Day Weekend by the Friends of the Library in the front of the library, or download one here. Several levels of membership are available.



To donate

You can donate online via PayPal by sending money from your bank account or credit card. You can also make out a check directly to the Friends of the Library and drop it off at the circulation desk or mail it to the library (13 Broad St, Hamilton, NY). The Friends is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible.

To volunteer

Volunteering your time is also a great way to help the Hamilton Friends scooping Ice-Cream For SRP Social & Concert_June 2014Public Library and Friends group. We occasionally have opportunities for community members to volunteer on a regular basis, periodically as needed, or for specific special events. If you are interested in volunteering, please call or stop by the library to make arrangements to meet with our Director.

Friends scoop ice cream for Summer Reading Program 


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