OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Brett School 3rd & 4th grade chorus performing at the library’s Open House last Tuesday.

The Friends of Cook Memorial Library are staunch supporters of the library’s mission. They work hard throughout the year to provide assistance in a variety of ways. They bankroll virtually all of our programming for both children and adults. They fund purchases of equipment and supplies, continuing education opportunities for staff, our membership in Overdrive, a popular service which provides econtent (downloadable audios and ebooks) for our patrons, our movie license which allows us to show films for the public. They also run and finance the library’s “Books for Babies” program which puts a bag of books in the hands of every family in Tamworth with a new infant in the household. Literacy cannot start too early.
Beside the financial backing they provide, the Friends also create their own fun and profit-turning programs like the perennial plant sale in spring, the cabin fever book and bake sale in winter, and the monthly Annex book sales. To sell their books and other wares, the Friends often have a table at the Farmer’s Markets in summer and fall. Their well-attended annual meeting in September always includes an interesting local or NH history program.
This year the Friends also contributed a considerable sum toward the implementation costs of a new automation system for the library, and bought us a new sidewalk sign to replace the old battered one that they also bought us some years ago.
The Friends never fail to bring potluck dishes for the Holiday Open House in December. They help us celebrate as well as help us serve the community faithfully and well.
From the library trustees and staff, bless you, Friends of Cook Memorial Library, one and all. You are truly our friends and our Friends.

A holiday thank-you from the library to our Friends