Donate to the Forbes Library Annual Fund


“The past can only be viewed by what is recorded. Therefore I write. And let him who reads and feels inspired to add to the records, let him write also.” -- from Daily Hampshire Gazette editor and publisher Henry Gere in his Reminiscences of Old Northampton, 1902.




“No person was ever honored for what he received; honor has been received for what he gave.” -- Calvin Coolidge


Local History and Genealogy at Forbes Library:
A Community Treasure

Did you know that:

  • Your public library collects, preserves and makes accessible the history of the Northampton area and its families from the 1600s to the present?
  • Forbes is the only public library to house a Presidential Library?
  • Special Collections holds over 30,000 items including images, maps, manuscripts, books and memorabilia?

We need your support this year.

Our Wish List:

  • Software and equipment upgrades for digital access
  • Online photo catalog
  • Digitization of historic maps, documents and photographs
  • Improved access to unique collections

Your tax deductible support of $10, $25, $100 or even more will ensure that Forbes Library is equipped to preserve collections and offer access to local history resources to everyone in our community.

You can make a secure donation to the Forbes Library Annual Fund by clicking the button below. All payments are handled through PayPal.

Click here to see the complete Annual Fund brochure (PDF).