The Friends of Kimball Library
Support Kimball Library programs, services, and fundraising by joining The Friends.
We welcome volunteers! We have opportunities for people with all sorts of skills. Physical jobs and seated jobs, tech and non-tech. Please contact us at FriendsBookShop@KimballLibrary.org
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, 2019-2020
President: Sherril Bover-Cheney
Vice President: Karen Bixler
Treasurer: Adele Smith
Secretary: Judith Flint
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
- The Book Shop – The Friends of Kimball Library were operating a used book store in Randolph, Vt., called The Book Shop. The Shop offered gently used books of all genres; for children, young adults and adults. We also offer used DVDs and CDs. The Book Shop is currently without a home. The Friends are exploring alternative spaces for a permanent Book Shop and for storage space in town. If you have any spaces we might consider, we’d be glad to hear from you at FriendsBookShop@KimballLibrary.org.