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.

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Florence Bank Customer’s Choice

Are you a Florence Bank customer? You can help the Forbes win a Customer’s Choice Community Grant from Florence Bank with a simple vote by December 31!

Florence Bank is donating $100,000 to local non-profit organizations with their Annual Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program, and you decide who gets the money! Be sure to vote before December 31st to make your vote count.

It’s easy! Click here to go to the Florence Bank Customer’s Choice page and type Friends of Forbes and Northampton in the organization and city fields. Enter your name and email, click the “count my vote” button and that’s it! Your vote will help us win a grant from Florence Bank. It’s just that simple!

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Thank You to everyone who came out to the Wine Tasting this September and for supporting Forbes!

View pictures from the 6th Annual Wine Tasting on our event page.