Friends of Lilly Library

The Friends of Lilly Library

Join the Friends!

About the Friends

Founded in 1998, the Friends of Lilly Library is a charitable corporation organized to promote the objectives and interests of Lilly Library. The Friends work to help the library serve all patrons, so that the public may make full use of the library’s services and facilities, and so that the public may have a better understanding of the needs of the library.

Through annual membership dues and fundraisers, the Friends have made many contributions to the library:

Provided by The Friends

Circulation desk
Book drops at the Library entrance
Copiers on ground and second floors
Display Case containing Alfred T. Lilly Book Collection
Alfred Lilly 200th Birthday Celebration
Park Street & Spring Grove Cemetery Walks
Financial contribution to annual Library budget
Foreign Film Series
Florence Bank Customer Choice Community Grant Awards annual drive

Supported by The Friends

Large Print and Adopt-a-Shelf Book Purchases
All Hamptons Read Programs
Children’s Summer Reading Programs
Magazine & Periodical Subscriptions
Museum & Park Passes
Florence Civic & Business Center Activities
Western Massachusetts Library Advocates (WMLA)
Western Mass Legislative Breakfasts
Massachusetts Friends of Libraries (MFOL)

For more information about The Friends of Lilly Library, please attend a monthly meeting or email

The Friends of Lilly Library Board of Directors

Arleen Murnane, President
John Schieffelin, Vice President
Douglas Loux, Treasurer
Jane Slattery, Secretary
Jenny Frost
Sarah Whittier

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