FRIENDS of the Library

FAQs About The Friends

Who are the FRIENDS?

The Friends of RPL Officers: Welcome to our new officers elected Decemer 2020.

Co Presidents:

Anne Forsyth has long been a strong supporter of the Randolph Library, participant in library programs and avid reader of fiction, nonfiction and memoirs.  In the 1990s, she volunteered with Children’s Story Hour and has continued as a Book Sale volunteer.  Anne also serves as the Treasurer of the Randolph Church and spends countless hours birding and, with her husband, David, documenting the presence of bird species in the Town.

Catherine Zirpolo has been a lifelong banker and upon retirement, came here to Randolph.  She and her husband have lived here full-time since 2014.  Catherine has been a volunteer at the Library for the past three years. Moving frequently as a child, books and libraries became her friends and her saving grace,   and after all these years they have never failed her.  

Secretary: 

Kayla Demers, a homegrown Randolphian who has long benefited from the efforts of the Randolph Public Library, is excited to serve and help support this invaluable resource! While Kayla has been more of a visitor than a permanent resident in recent years, she fondly recalls her time at Children’s Story Hours in the ‘90s and her 'escapes' from teenage chores with each new page-turner from the library. Currently working at Samsung in Product Marketing, Kayla is based out of New Jersey but will always call Randolph, this little nook of the world, ‘home.’ Kayla is a huge fan of historical fiction (particularly WWII-era romance/action), though she can be pulled away for a sprinkling of both classic novels and contemporary non-fiction. 

Treasurer:

Michele Cormier

The Friends of the Randolph Library is a non-profit organization of volunteers devoted to:

  • Promoting and supporting the library
  • Building a partnership between the library and the community
  • Offering community programs
  • Providing supplemental funds to assist in the use and enjoyment of the library

The friends organization uses fundraising events  To provide the library with the opportunity for undertakings and acquisitions beyond the scope of the library budget. 

 
The friends organization and courages and supports the ongoing use of the library and its resources
 
The friends organization coordinates with other groups and the town of Randolph to promote the youth of the library and its many services.
 
The friends organization strives to enhance the library and the community by offering a wide spectrum of educational, cultural and information and programs.
 
Activities have included book and Bake fares, and annual duck race, Winter bonfires and sledding, Winter dinners and speakers, yearly Randolph calendars. Summer concerts and more.

Become a FRIEND today!

Friends membership is open to Everyone who loves the Randolph library. Joining the Friends is easy. Just pick up a Friends brochure at the Library and fill out the sign-up form inside. Or, click here for a printable sign-up form (pdf).
 
To support our work, you would gladly accept a tax deductible contribution. Please make checks payable to friends of RPL
 

Friends suggested yearly membership contributions:

  • Friend $10
  • Sponsor $25
  • Patron $50
  • Other
Friends can only achieve its goal with your support. You can become an active member or, if you are intrested in a specific program, you can volunteer to serve on a committee or at the event itself.
 
Membership gives you the opportunity to join a team of volunteers that put together programs and activities.
You can support friends as an active volunteer and/or when their financial contribution.
 

Mission

The mission of the friends of the Randolph public library is to promote and support the library; to build a partnership between the library and the community; to offer a variety of programs; and to provide supplemental funds to assist in the use and enjoyment of the library by all the residents of the town of Randolph.