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The Friends of the Fletcher Free Library is the private part of the public/private partnership that helps turn bricks and mortar into the Burlington Community’s living room.

 

The Friends of the Fletcher Free Library is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that supports the mission and the work of the Library.  The Friends Board welcomes the public at its monthly meetings and meets regularly on the second Tuesday of the month. Please contact the Friends at fletcherfriends@gmail.com to confirm the meeting date and time if you are interested in attending. During the pandemic meetings are via Zoom. Please email the Friends at least one day prior to joining the meeting.

Mission

The mission of the Friends is to encourage community support for the Fletcher Free Library, raise money for its needs, promote cultural and literacy programs, and sponsor educational and enrichment programs for all ages.

Supporting the Library

The Friends’ Board annually allocates resources to the Library for investment at the discretion of the Library Director. This procedure helps the library plan programming, professional development, and special projects. The allocation is determined annually by the Board.  The relationship between the City of Burlington and the Friends is defined in a Memorandum of Understanding.  The Friends organization operates under a set of Bylaws.

 

Throughout the year, we raise money in a number of ways—through in-person book sales, online sales, and fundraising events. In the past, our signature events have included book sales in the Library or on the lawn, weather and pandemic permitting.

 

Visit our volunteer page to learn more about how you can support the Library while making a difference in your community.

Board

  • Jonathan Chapple-Sokol, President

  • Amanda Hannaford, Vice President

  • Robin Twery, Secretary

  • Ann Warrington, Treasurer

  • Joan Conroy, Director

  • Franny Seguin, Director

  • Hilary Silver, Director

  • Mark Twery, Director

  • Phillip Morin, Director