Friends of the Library

Little Free LibraryThe Friends of the Merrimack Public Library (FMPL) is a group of volunteers interested in supporting, promoting, and enhancing the services provided by our town library. We are a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Member contributions are tax deductible and entitle you to attend exclusive pre-sale book sales throughout the membership term.

FMPL provides Merrimack residents with "Books for Babies" gifts, donations to local charities on behalf of those who collectively meet Summer Reading Challenge goals, furnishes Little Free Libraries in our Town parks, runs Book Sales, and sponsors an array of educational and entertaining events.

Our assistance to the library and the Merrimack community depends largely on annual membership dues. Your contribution of $10 or more makes you a member of FMPL. Once you are a member, you'll receive email updates to keep you informed of events and volunteer opportunities. Your membership entitles you to attend the Members-Only Pre-Sale prior to our Book Sales, voting privileges at Executive Board meetings, and the opportunity to run for an Officer position on the Friends Executive Board.  

Join the Friends! A Letter from Victoria Agnew, President, Friends of the Merrimack Public Library, June 2023

Become a Member


Your tax-deductible membership sponsors a diverse selection of programs including NH Humanities events, the Books for Babies project, children, teens, and adult summer reading incentives, and more. Your membership dues directly benefit the Merrimack community. Join online using the convenient buttons below or ask for a membership envelope at the Library's Circulation Desk. You can also download and print the Become A Friends Member brochure or pick up a copy near our Book Sale Shelf. The Membership year runs from June 1 to May 31 of the following year. 

Thank you for your support!

 

Student/ Senior $10.00

 

Contributing Individual $15.00

 

Contributing Household $25.00

 

Donor $50.00

 

General Donation (open amount)


Activities & Fundraising

Meetings

The next Board Meeting is November 27th at 7 pm, in the Director's Office.

The Friends of the Library Executive Board meets at the library on the last Monday of each month from September through June and any members are welcome and encouraged to join us. Please check the Library's Event Calendar for dates for our upcoming meetings. The Friends of the Library's Annual Meeting is held prior to the June Friends-Only Pre-Sale.

Book Sales

Friends Members' Only Pre-Sale Friday, September 8th from 5:15 pm -  7 pm.

Public Sale Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

We accept new or gently used books, video games or CDs to be included in our sales throughout the year and these can be dropped off during the hours that the library is open. Staff can provide donors with a blank receipt but donors are responsible for valuing the items. We do not accept VHS, cassette tapes, encyclopedias, text books, periodicals, coloring books, puzzles, toys, games, photo albums, or baby books and these items will be discarded. We will also discard moldy or damaged items.

Friends members who are interested in volunteering during a book sale should contact Director Yvette Couser at ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org.

Events


 


Books for Babies 

Proceeds from Book Sales and Membership Dues fund our early literacy program, Books for Babies. Merrimack parents are invited to receive a gift to welcome a baby. Pick-up a gift bag in the Children's Room and enjoy the offerings to play, sing, and read with your baby! 

 


 

Executive Board June 2023-June 2024

Officers (two year terms, staggered odd/even years)

Members At-Large (2) (one year terms)


      • Pauline DuCharme (June 2024)
      • Rick Barnes (June 2024)

Bylaws

Meeting Minutes

June 26, 2023 - DRAFT Minutes

September 25, 2023 - DRAFT Minutes coming

October 30, 3023 - DRAFT Minutes