Friends of the Randolph Public Library

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The Friends membership is open to anyone who loves and supports the Randolph Public Library. In 2021, we are revitalizing the Friends and would love for YOU to join!

Fill out this NEW and simple online form: http://bit.ly/FriendsRPL

If you’d prefer to print out the form and mail by USPS, click here printable sign-up form (PDF) 

Pick up a printed form at the Library, complete the form, and turn it in to the librarian

As always, we welcome your tax-deductible contributions (by check or through the online form).

For any questions, please email us at : friends@randolphnhpubliclibrary.org 

Mission

The mission of the Friends of the Randolph Public Library is: to promote and support the library, library resources, and library programming; to build a partnership between the library and the community; and to provide supplemental funds to assist in the use and enjoyment of the library offerings by all residents of the Town of Randolph.

About

The Friends of the Randolph Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of volunteers devoted to its mission of:

  • Promoting and supporting the library, library resources, and library programming
  • Building a partnership between the library and the community
  • Providing supplemental funds to assist in the use and enjoyment of the library offerings

The Friends organization hosts various fundraising events to provide the library with the opportunity for undertakings and acquisitions beyond the scope of the library budget provided by the Town.

The Friends organization partners with the Town of Randolph Library Trustees and other groups to further promote library use.

The Friends organization strives to strengthen both youth and adult engagement with the library and its offerings

Officers

Officers elected December 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, a long-time Randolph resident, currently serves on the Board of Selectmen. Thanks to her previous experience forming the Friends group in Twin Mountain, Michele helped bring the original Friends of the Randolph Public Library into existence. 

Become a Member

The Friends membership is open to anyone who loves and supports the Randolph Public Library. In 2021, we are revitalizing the Friends and would love for YOU to join!

Becoming a member means that you will be included on our master e-mail list, where we’ll share updates on all efforts and any Friends gatherings. If you are interested in supporting specific endeavors, we would welcome you to have a more active volunteer role.

Please sign up today for your 2021-2022 membership! There are three easy ways: 

  1. Fill out this NEW and simple online form: http://bit.ly/FriendsRPL
  2. If you’d prefer to print out the form and mail by USPS, click here for a click here printable sign-up form (PDF) 
  3. Pick up a printed form at the Library, complete the form, and turn it in to the librarian

As always, we welcome your tax-deductible contributions (by check or through the online form).  

Friends suggested yearly membership contribution:

  • Individual: $10
  • Family: $20

Friends can only achieve its goals with Friends Members!

For any questions, please email us at : friends@randolphnhpubliclibrary.org