Friends of the
Josiah Carpenter Library
The purpose of
the Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library is to act as a
non-profit, volunteer, supportive group to generate funds to assist
in the development, promotion, and completion of the library
services, facilities, and programs.
Vice Pres.- Sheila Fries
Secretary - Ruth Thrall
Election Days Raffles
Wide Yard Sale - Book/Bake Sale
Participation in Old Home Day
Furnish a new Children's Room
Furnish new Reading Room on main level
Provide new window treatment for all the windows
Sponsor Board Book reading program with the Rotary Grant
Purchase new library signs
Provide flower barrels and flowers for library steps
How Can You
If anyone is
interested in joining The Friends - Contact the Library- 435-8406
for meeting times.
New Acquisitions at Pittsfield’s Carpenter Library
The Friends of the Josiah Carpenter Library were recently in the
position to acquire a wide variety of DVD’s as part of a closing
These 50+ DVD’s range in interest from Children’s to Science
Fiction, Western’s, and Classics and they will certainly enhance the
In addition to the new DVD’s, new books will be added to the
Children’s Collection, as part of a generous grant from Rotary of
Rotary has once again funded The Friends’ “Books
This year, “Open the Barn Door” by Christopher Santoro, will be sent
to all the newborns of Pittsfield. The Friends would like to
sincerely thank Rotary for the grant and their support of the
library and literacy in general.
On June 6, 2009, The Friends will be holding their annual book sale,
as part of the Townwide Yard Sale.
Be sure to drop in and pick up some wonderful summer reading
material, for those lazy afternoons sitting by the pool or on the
We will host the sale inside the library beginning at 8am.
The Friends are also helping support this year’s Summer Reading
Program at the Carpenter Library.
This program is free to all children and will begin mid-June.