Friends of the Flint Public Library

The Friends of the Flint are group of Flint Public Library patrons who sponsor and support projects that extend beyond the ordinary scope of the library budget. The Friends fund educational and cultural programs for all ages and promote awareness of the library in our community.

The Friends of the Flint are currently sponsoring their annual Neighbors in Need toy drive to help Middleton families this holiday season. More details can be seen here. Please consider making a donation of cash, a check (to Friends of the Flint SANTA), or toys at the library before December 13. If you’re shopping on Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile and selecting Friends of the Flint Public Library in Middleton as your charity. It doesn’t cost anything extra for you and benefits the Friends! Thank you!

The Friends of the Flint will be sponsoring a full schedule of educational and cultural programs for the community again this year. We need your participation and support more than ever!
Please join or renew your annual membership with the Friends of the Flint. Click here to download an application or pick one up at the circulation desk the next time you visit the library.

When you donate $50 or more, the Friends will mail you a gift certificate to be redeemed for a small thank-you gift at the Flint Public Library!

Friends of the Flint meetings are typically held the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the library. For more information, please contact the Flint at 978-774-8132 or email fplfriendsmiddleton@gmail.com. Meetings are open to the public–please join us!

The Friends hold a used book sale at the library each October as a fundraiser.
The book sale always begins the Friday night before Middleton’s Pumpkin Festival; this preview from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. is for members of the Friends only. However, you can join the Friends at the door that night! The book sale continues during the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., though the library is otherwise closed during that time. The Sunday after the Pumpkin Festival is the final day of the book sale, which is held during library hours, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

2018 dates: Friday, October 19, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (members only; you may join at the door)
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

The Friends’ annual book sale consists in large part of books donated by the community. You may donate books in good condition at the library from January-September. The library cannot accept book donations in October, November, or December. The library is unable to accept moldy books, textbooks, encyclopedias, or magazines.

**UPDATE: As of SEPTEMBER 2018, we have filled our storage space thanks to your generous donations, and are unable to accept any further book donations until January of 2019. Thank you for supporting the library!**

You can support the Friends year round by shopping at Amazon Smile and selecting the Friends of the Flint Public Library, Middleton, as your charity.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Please get in touch!
Call the library: 978-774-8132
Email the friends: fplfriendsmiddleton@gmail.com
*Please use this email address for Neighbors in Need inquiries.

President – Annie Wilton
Vice President – Anne Cote
Treasurer – Alyce Forlani
Secretary – Paula Fee
Marketing/PR (open)

In addition to joining the Friends of the Flint by making a donation, you can support the Friends in other ways. Please consider attending Friends meetings (usually the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.) or volunteering at the annual book sale in October. Moreover, when you shop on amazon.com, you may choose instead to shop at smile.amazon.com, which has the same selection of goods and allows you to pick a charity to which Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price. By shopping at smile.amazon.com and picking the Friends of the Flint Public Library (Middleton) as your charity, you will also be supporting the Friends and the library!

Each year the Friends of the Flint sponsors Neighbors in Need, a program to help Middleton families facing difficult times during the winter holidays.
For 2018, the Friends will collect gifts and donations at the library until December 13. Checks may be made payable to Friends of the Flint “SANTA.” In terms of gift donations this year, Neighbors in Need would especially appreciate gifts and gift cards that would appeal to children and teens ages 10-17.
You may also choose to sponsor a child or a wish.
Please contact Judy for more information at 978-777-7563 or fplfriendsmiddleton@gmail.com.
More details can be seen here.