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Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Resource Guide Collection

Friends of Libraries: Starting or Revitalizing a Friends Group

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

Tips on where to get started

Libraries Need Friends: Starting a Friends Group or Revitalizing the One You Have (PDF, 100 kb) by Sally Gardner Reed, former Executive Director, United for Libraries, is a free toolkit geared mostly toward public library Friends groups, but with good tips on membership and outreach for Friends groups of any type.

ALA: Organizational Tools for Friends Groups

Sign up for the Friends Discussion list to learn about events and ask questions to other Friends across the state.

Attend a monthly Friends Coffee hour connect with other Friends across the state.