WHO ARE THE FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY?
The Friends are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing enrichment, advocacy and support to the library community. They strive to increase public awareness of the Library and stimulate use of the Library’s resources and services. They support efforts to expand library programs and facilities, which will enrich the lives of all Hudson residents.
WHAT DO FRIENDS DO?
Past activities have included: seasonal decorations of the library, landscaping and building improvements, assistance with Children’s Summer Reading programs. Our ongoing efforts include co-sponsoring Children’s photos with Santa, providing scholarships to graduating seniors, participation in community events such as Harvest Fest and Old Home Days, celebrations of National Library Week, and Library Anniversaries.
Over the years, fund-raising activities such as our monthly Second Hand Prose used book sale have enabled the Friends to increase the number of scholarships we award to graduating seniors, and to raise $25,000 for the Library building fund. We have also been able to provide the Library with some computer software, cameras and film for Santa’s visit, display shelving, signage, informational flyers and advertisements, seasonal plants, patriotic bunting, and window shutters. Now that the dream of having a spacious new library has been realized through the generosity of the Rodgers brothers, we will be looking forward to lending a helping hand in the growth process in whatever way we can.
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LEONARD A SMITH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2002, this scholarship honors the memory of Lenny Smith, who was one of Hudson’s long time public servants and a strong library advocate. The Friends award the scholarship annually to graduating seniors who are Hudson residents. Applicants are asked to write a statement about the impact that access to libraries has had on their high school years. Forms for the Scholarship are now available. Download and print them out below, or stop by the library to pick one up in person. Applications are due by May 1.
The Friends of the Library (Hudson, NH) meet the third Tuesday of every other month, September through May, 7-9 PM. Meetings are held at Rodgers Memorial Library.
JOIN THE FRIENDS
Your membership recognizes your belief that the library provides an important public service to Hudson residents. You may choose to become a Supportive Member and limit your involvement to a yearly contribution, or an Active Member who participates in any or all of the Friends activities. All membership contributions are tax-deductible.
For further information contact the Library (886-6030), Jane Bowles (882-9169) or email the friends at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brox Industries (2016)
Denise McCarthy State Farm Insurance (2000)
Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes, Inc. (2000)
Early Start Learning Academy (2002)
Enterprise Bank (2016)
French Insurance Agency (2000)
Hudson Dental Associates (2007)
Hudson True Value Hardware (2001)
Kiwanis Club of Hudson (2000)
Showtime Computers & Supplies Co. (2001)
Sousa Realty & Development (2001)
Today’s Image (2000)