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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.
MFOL on Facebook

Every year MFOL presents a Donna Forand Fantastic Friends Award to a Friends group that has done something outstanding in the past year. The 2018 Award will be presented during a Friends Sharing With Friends event this fall. For more information and application instructions, please see:

Friends Sharing With Friends - 2020 Virtual Coffee Hours

Join fellow Friends across Massachusetts for a series of Friends Sharing with Friends Coffee Hours. Each session will last an hour and will feature a Friends group who will share a success they’ve had with online membership or fundraising or advocacy, as a few examples. Bring a beverage of choice and share the latest from your Friends group.  Looking for help? Ask a question! Representatives from the Massachusetts Friends of Libraries will be on the calls.
All coffee hours will be held on Zoom. These will not be recorded.

We need YOUR help to make these a success. Have you had a successful online fundraiser or event? How have you transitioned your book sales? Can you share how you set up online membership renewal?  Do you have a powerful advocacy story to tell? Please consider sharing that story at one of the coffee hours with a 20-minute presentation.

Interested in sharing your success or have questions?  Contact Maura Deedy at

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM       

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Past Event flyers

October 22nd @ Acushnet

November 19th @ Leominster