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Friends of the Library



The Friends of the Gilford Public Library, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to raise funds for the purposes of supporting the programs, services, and special needs of the Library. Additionally, they serve as an advocate of the Library and support the mission of the Board of Library Trustees.

When We Meet

The Friends meet the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 PM at the Library.

What We Do

Bookworm Shop

Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. when the library is open. Come browse our extensive selection of gently used books (adult and children), movies, and puzzles for only 50 cents - $1.00! The Bookworm Shop is located on the lower level, next to the Children's Room.

Book Sales

We accept donations of hardcover, paperback fiction and nonfictions books; books on tape/CD; videos and DVDs. All items should be in good, saleable condition. Please bring your books to the front desk and call ahead if you are dropping off large quantities, as space can be an issue.

Old Home Day is our largest book sale. We also hold open houses throughout the year with books and gifts available to purchase. These special sales are held both in the Bookworm Shop and in the Exhibition Area on the main floor.

Higher value books are available for purchase on our Amazon account.

Museum Passes

The Friends sponsor the passes offered at the Library for various museums and attractions throughout New Hampshire. See View Library Hours/Services on Library's main page for a complete listing of passes available.

Summer Reading Program

The Friends sponsor the Summer Reading programs and welcome sponsorships from interested individuals or businesses.


Subscriptions, special purchases and programs that enhance Library goals are funded by the Friends.

If you or an organization you are affiliated with are interested in sponsoring any of these programs please contact the Library staff or one of the board of directors.


How to Join

Join the 250+ members of the Friends! Through member fees, donations, used book sales and special events, there is something for everyone. If you are interested in more information, or want to volunteer for one of our committees or projects please contact Alexis Jackson to discuss your ideas.

Click here for PDF downloadable version of our membership form. By contributing through annual dues, you will be helping the Gilford community and the many programs and services offered at our Library. For new and returning members alike, we thank you for your support.

Who's Who

Board of Directors:

President: Alexis Jackson

Vice President: Helen Nickel
Secretary: Blandine Shallow
Treasurer: Fredda Osman


Membership & Newsletter:
Bookworm Shop: Steve Melbourne, Peter Allen
Online Book Sales: Dorothy Piquado
Hospitality: Sue Dalton
At Large:  Stacie Dicker-Hendricks, Dana Kenney, Kristen Blackwelder, and Esther DeBettencourt