Why Become a Friend?

Membership starts at only $5.


As a member you can participate as much or a little as you wish in an organization that supports, with member efforts, member dollars, and funds raised from the monthly book sale, many different programs and projects: the Summer Reading Program, the 1st Wednesdays humanities lecture series, and the Addison County Readers/Dolly Parton Imagination Library Books for Tots program just to name a few.

Ways members can help if they wish:

  • Sort donated books, set up, staff and/or take down the monthly book sale
  • Assist with the organization of our annual library volunteers’ luncheon
  • Contribute photographs of events we support for use on our website
  • Advise on new approaches to fundraising
  • Contribute ideas to the library for consideration
  • Write reviews of books, new and old, for posting on our website or simply let us know what you are reading so we can share titles
  • Raise our visibility by joining the library staff in the Memorial Day parade
  • In ways of which we have not yet thought – be creative!

The membership year runs from January to December, and support levels are as follows:

  • $5 to $24 – Member
  • $25 to $99 – Supporting Member
  • $100 and up – Sponsoring Member

Stop by the library for a membership application, or simply mail in your tax-deductible contribution to: Treasurer, Friends of the Ilsley Library, 75 Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Be sure to include your full name and local address (if different from that on the check) so that the Friends can acknowledge your contribution.

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