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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Friends of Libraries: Friends Sharing With Friends

Information, resources, and advice for library friends groups in Massachusetts.

Friends Sharing with Friends

Friends Sharing with Friends is a semi-annual program sponsored by the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries organization and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Here, you will find program handouts, presentations, and information about upcoming events.

Massachusetts Friends of Libraries Organization

Become a member of the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries! Follow the links below to learn more about membership benefits, to become a member, and to connect with MFOL on Facebook and Twitter.
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Every year MFOL presents a Donna Forand Fantastic Friends Award to a Friends group that has done something outstanding in the past year. The 2016 Award will be presented during a Friends Sharing With Friends event this fall. For more information and application instructions, please see:

FSWF at McAuliffe Branch, Framingham Public Library - POSTPONED!!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to impending weather conditions, the April 1st program has been postponed. The new date will be Saturday, May 6th. All other details (as listed below) are the same. We apologize for any inconvenience.

MFOL and MBLC invite you to join us for a Friends Sharing With Friends event on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 (new date!)

Christa McAuliffe Branch
Framingham Public Library
746 Water Street · Framingham, MA 01701
(For directions, please click here.)

(9:30am - 12:30)

9:30  -- Registration & coffee

10:00 - Welcome from the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

           Mary Ann Cluggish, Library Commissioner, MBLC
             on Advocacy: Money for Your Library Library with No Heavy Lifting

10:20 - Featured speaker: Matthew Perry, Outreach Coordinator, MBLC
              on PR for Your Friends Group: Getting Your Group Noticed

11:20 - Short break

11:30 - Open Sharing Session: This is YOUR time to share your great ideas and achievements and hear from other Friends groups!

Please register no later than Thursday, May 4th. See "Registration Details" box for registration information. →

Event flyer

April 1st
New date: May 6
McAuliffe Branch/Framingham

Registration Details

Friends Sharing With Friends events are free, but registration is required. Don't worry, though -- it's easy!

To register, please contact Sharon Zitser at the MBLC office at:
617-725-1860 x250
or 1-800-952-7403 x250 (in-state)

When registering, please provide the following information:
- Your name(s) & title(s) (e.g. Friend, Trustee, staff member)
- Name of Friends group or Library
- # attending (if registering more than one person)
- Contact email address
- Contact phone #