Welcome

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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.

Please note, we have updated our by laws.


Garden Tour

June 10, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

Garden Tour

Tour Tickets:
In advance: $15 at Forbes Library, Bay State Perennial Farm, Cooper’s Corner, Hadley Garden Center, North Country Landscapes & Garden Center and State Street Fruit Store.
Day of the tour: $20 at Forbes Library only.

Raffle: 2 tickets/$5 or 5 tickets/$10
Raffle display and tickets for sale at Forbes Library, from May 10 – June 8 & on the day of the tour, at one of the gardens. Win gift certificates, compost, landscape consult or gardening supplies.

* All proceeds fund books, equipment, and programs for Forbes Library *