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Edible Book event set for April 10

March 3, 2016 — The Friends of Forbes Library sponsor The Edible Book, an annual fun and fundraising event on April 10, 2016. Event Details Visit Edible Book Northampton on Facebook Registration and participant info

Free Technology Classes: Accessibility Focus

January 29, 2016 — Northampton’s Forbes Library is offering a series of free technology classes for people with vision loss. Taught by Dr. Rick Ely, the classes will be held from 3:30-5 PM on the second Monday of the month. The first class will be “Keep Reading Digitally via Ear or through Larger Text” on February 8. Future classes will focus on Apple mobile apps,…

Elevator construction update: we are now wheelchair accessible!

January 5, 2016 — The elevator is complete and has passed inspection!

Elevator construction update

December 21, 2015 — The elevator is now completed. The last step required is a state inspection before the elevator can be used. We hope to have the inspection completed by January 1. Update posted on December 21, 2015.

Vote for Friends of Forbes in Florence Bank’s Customers’ Choice Community Grants

December 8, 2015 — If you are a Florence Bank customer, Please vote for the Friends of Forbes! Click on the link below by December 31st to help the Friends receive a generous donation from Florence Bank

What’s Your Library Worth?

November 13, 2015 — Forbes Library provided $7,062,976 in services last fiscal year: A $42 investment per capita with a $278 return. Library Service Count (in FY2015) Unit cost (without library) Source of unit cost Total Value Adult Books Borrowed 110,802 $17.00 average price $1,883,634 Young Adult Books Borrowed 10,143 $12.00 average price $121,716 Children’s Books Borrowed 67,428…

Friends of Forbes Fall Newsletter

October 5, 2015 — Fall 2015 Newsletter

The Well Tempered Ukes awarded residency at Forbes Library

October 1, 2015 — Beginning this fall, patrons and followers of the ukulele can regularly meet The Well Tempered Ukes as they begin a musical residency at Forbes Library. This residency, the first of its kind for the library, aims to support artist process and program development by providing time, space and opportunity for teaching, performance, and conversation. Once…

Forbes Library’s Outreach Program will continue for another year

September 4, 2015 — Forbes Library’s beloved Outreach Program will continue for another year thanks to generous donations from the community. To date donations in excess of $8,000 have been received and this will allow the library to keep on staff member Frank Heston, the “Book Man”, on a somewhat reduced schedule. The donations were received anonymously from several…

Applications available for Hosmer Gallery 2016 season

September 3, 2015 — Exhibit Opportunity for Western Mass. Artists in All Media From September 3 through October 10, 2015, artists may apply to exhibit their work in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library next year. The application can be completed online or printed and mailed with a CD of images. Criteria for review include technical and artistic quality, a…

Friends of Forbes Newsletter Summer 2015

June 12, 2015 — Summer 2015 Newsletter

Summer 2015 Newsletter

June 1, 2015 — It appears you don’t have a PDF plugin for this browser. You can download the PDF file.

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