Friends of the Ingalls Library
"The Friends of Ingalls Library is an organization comprised of members who
help provide for library services beyond that which is provided by the Town's
operating funds. The organization has its meetings approximately four times a
year, please check the on-line Library calendar or call the Library at 899-3303
for exact times and dates.
At these meetings the group hears reports on
our activities as well as those of the Library Trustees and the Library Staff.
We make plans for activities such as book sales from donated books, and any
other outreach programs. We hear the needs of the library and decide on those to
be supported by the Friends. We authorize the raising of needed funds and
monitor the financial activities of the Friends. We generate the funds for the
library through membership dues, book sales and other fund-raising activities
Some of our members also volunteer to work with the
library staff on a weekly basis, helping shelve books and do other tasks to
supplement the work of the staff. Other volunteers help decorate for the holiday
season, take care of plantings on the library grounds or act as readers for the
Children's Story Hours. The Friends volunteer also operate the section of the
library that offers used books, audio-cassettes, videos, and puzzles for sale.
In addition the Friends members who volunteer, the library staff receives help
from other volunteers who are not members of the Friends group. Hundreds of
hours are donated each year.
The Friends group has accepted responsibility
for picking up trash from School Street twice a year as part of our Town's
effort to keep our streets clean. Currently, one of our mock successful programs
is our "Library Pass Program". The Friends purchase "Library Passes" for all
Rindge Residents to use and enjoy.
You are welcome to visit a meeting of
the Friends at any time. To become a member one must pay the annual membership
dues. Currently these annual dues are $5.00 for an individual, $10 for a family,
and $25 for an organization. We are always willing to welcome new members and
their ideas and interests. "