P.O. Box 1363   Northampton, MA  01061


Save the date! 2024 Northampton Garden Tour

Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 10am – 4pm, rain or shine

Tour tickets are $20 if bought by June 7 at Bay State Perennial Farm/Whately, Cooper’s Corner, State Street Fruit Store, Gardener’s Supply Company/Hadley, Sugarloaf Gardens/Sunderland, or Forbes Library.

On Saturday, June 8th, the day of the tour, tickets are $25 and available ONLY at Forbes Library from 10:00 -1:00.

OR reserve tour tickets by paying below until June 5, for pick up at Forbes Library ONLY ON Thursday afternoon, June 6 from 4-8 pm; Friday, June 7 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm; and Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

The Northampton Garden Tour will also include a raffle of items that appeal to both gardeners and other library supporters, and this year we will be selling limited edition artist-designed T-Shirts.

All proceeds go to Forbes Library for books, equipment & programs.

Artisans Fair

Sunday, October 6, 2024 from 10 am – 3 pm

Located at Forbes Library.

Fundraiser by Friends of Forbes Library, inc. All proceeds go to Forbes Library for books, equipment, and programs.

Artists applying for the 2024 fair can read applications details on our Artisans Fair page.

Apply online

Free Money for Forbes

Are you a Florence Bank customer? You can help the Friends of 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. Thank you for your support!

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, an artisans fair at 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.