Friends of the Library

The Friends of Kimball Library

Support Kimball Library programs, services, and fundraising by joining The Friends.


The Friends of Kimball Library (“The Friends”) is a 501(c)3 non-profit association formed in 1991. The Friends is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Specifically, Friends is to maintain an association of persons interested in libraries, to focus public attention on the Kimball Library, to stimulate use of the Library’s resources and services, to encourage contributions, endowments, and bequests to the Library, to support and assist the Library in developing its facilities and services, and to support, as expressed in the American Library Association Bill of Rights, the freedom to read. 

Executive Board Members, 2018-2019

President: Sherril Bover-Cheney
Vice President: Karen Bixler
Treasurer: Adele Smith
Secretary: Judith Flint


This volunteer group meets only four times a year to choose ways to help the Library. Some of the Friends ongoing and past projects:

  • New Baby Books – A new book is purchased to honor each child born to a Randolph or Braintree family. Each book is identified with a bookplate with the baby’s name. A letter is sent to the family with a brochure about sharing books with children and informing them of the title of their child’s book. This program encourages parents to make reading and visits to the library an important part of their child’s life.
  • Child Care Book Bags – Volunteers deliver library books to participating home day-care providers every two weeks. Originally a Success by Six initiative, this program has been active since 1990.
  • Children’s Summer Reading Program
  • Furnishings for the youth department
  • Dessert Night
  • May Plant Sale
  • Dahlia Swap


If you wish to support the Friends by becoming a member, please call the Library. We would like to sponsor more educational, interesting and fun events, but need people with ideas and energy to help us.