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Meet the Trustees

November 16, 2022 —

Forbes Chair Wins Trustee of the Year

October 24, 2022 — Russell Carrier has received the 2022 Library Trustee of the Year award from the Massachusetts Library Trustee Association (MLTA). The award was presented to Mr Carrier at the MLTA annual meeting held at the Shrewsbury Public Library on Oct 22, 2022. Mr Carrier is in his 41st year as Trustee at the Forbes Library in…

Then Again: How a President’s vacation briefly transformed Plymouth

September 28, 2022 — This Vt Digger article by Mark Bushnell, “Then Again:  How a President’s Vacation Briefly Transformed Plymouth,” describes the Summer White House in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, summer 1924.  Photographs in the article from the Forbes Library collections.

Forbes Library Expanding Access to Art with grant from LSTA/MBLC

September 21, 2022 — Forbes Library was recently awarded a federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant for $7500 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC). “Each community in Massachusetts is unique and has its own local needs,” said Robert Favini, Head of Library Advisory and Development at the MBLC. “These grants allow libraries to address those…

Forbes Library Community Survey

September 15, 2022 — Forbes Library is developing a new strategic plan. Your responses will guide the library’s decisions in crafting a plan for a better Forbes Library. This survey is voluntary and anonymous, and will take five to ten minutes to complete. All questions are optional. Thank you for participating. Participants may enter to win one of two…

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month Display at Forbes Library

September 12, 2022 — Forbes Library is joining the cause to bring awareness that September as FASD Awareness month, and September 9th as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day. The goal is to increase awareness and support for people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). Local artist Angela Zammarelli and Jessica Tanner, adoptive parent of children with…

Matching memory with paper: Northampton and the 1950 census

June 21, 2022 — Forbes Library archivist Julie Bartlett Nelson and librarian Brian Tabor are quoted in this excellent Hampshire Gazette article which features historic photographs from Forbes Special Collections. The authors are journalism students of Naila Moreira, Forbes Writer-In-Residence Emeritus! (June 17, 2022)

Friends of Forbes newsletter: Summer 2022

June 2, 2022 — Summer 2022 Friends of Forbes Newsletter

Then Again: Calvin Coolidge’s presidential library is actually inside a library

May 25, 2022 — VTDigger published this great introduction to the CCPLM: Then Again: Calvin Coolidge’s Presidential Library is actually inside a library By Mark Bushnell May 22, 2022

Library Giving Day: Thank you for your support!

April 7, 2022 — Donate Online Thank you to the 181 library lovers who gave a total of $25,238 to support Forbes Library yesterday for Library Giving Day. This includes the $8,000 from the Friends of Forbes Library in matching funds and the additional $2,595 match from a group of generous donors. Hooray for every one of you! Your…

413 Free Seeds at Forbes and Lilly Libraries

March 22, 2022 — Links 413 Free Seeds Resources Seeds of sustainability (Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 10, 2022) 413 Free Seeds FAQ How does it work? 413 Free Seeds has two Free Seed Box Locations: The Forbes Library in Northampton and the Lilly Library in Florence, starting in April 2022. It is an informal way for you to get…

Priscilla Pike: A Friend of Forbes, Indeed

February 9, 2022 — Priscilla (Pris) Pike, who died in November 2021, bequeathed a substantial gift to Forbes Library. Born in the hilltown of Chester, just east of Pittsfield, Pris moved to the Valley to attend UMass and Smith College. For more than four decades, she worked in Northampton and for six decades, she was a library patron at…

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