P.O Box 1363   Northampton, MA  01061

The Friends of Forbes Library is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the interests of the Forbes Library so that its services, activities, and facilities may benefit the public to the greatest extent possible. The Friends provide financial support to programs, projects, events and materials whose costs cannot be met from the library’s annual operating budget.

Friends of Forbes funds its activities through an annual membership drive, a citywide tour of private gardens every June, a wine tasting at the library in the fall and other fundraisers. The Friends sponsor children’s and young adult programs, staff computer training, concerts and lecture series, purchase reference materials, support Special Collections preservation, and make annual contributions to the library Book Fund.

Wine Tasting coming in September !

Tickets are on sale now at the Library

Wine poster 2016 shifted



   Thank You to everyone who came out to the Garden Tour and for supporting Forbes!

Forum on the Future of the Library

Janet Moulding will retire as director of Forbes Library at the end of this year. In preparation, the Search Committee invites members of the public to participate in a short forum about the future of the library. The forum will take place in the Coolidge Presidential library & Museum on August 10th, from 7:00-8:30 pm.  It will focus on two questions: 1) What are the most important priorities facing Forbes in the coming years? And (2 What are the most important qualities the new director should possess ?  Feedback will also be accepted by email.  Please contact Marjorie Hess, committee chair at hesstal@crocker.com