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Join the Friends of the Library


The mission of The Friends of the Exeter Public Library is to support and cooperate with the Exeter Public Library in obtaining resources and services for the public through fundraising, advocacy and volunteering. The Friends of the Exeter Public Library is formed exclusively for charitable, literary and educational purposes as specified in Sec 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended.

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           Chair:  Kathy Boudreau

     Vice Chair:   Aimee Delaney

       Secretary:  Sara James

        Treasurer:  Susan Scales

Web Link:  Facebook Page

Friends News

Who is interested in becoming part of a great organization??  Come join our Group!

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm in the library. 

The Friends Of the Exeter Public Library is looking for someone to become our Vice-President. 

We are not a large group and we are  not expected to be hosting a lot of activities or doing fund raising.  Our focus is mainly to act as a community advocacy group for the library.  This includes existing as a separate non-profit group that can accept donations on behalf of the library (as tax regulations prohibit certain groups from donating to the library though the town organization structure) and, as possible, serving as a "volunteer pool" when the library needs to get a project done.  The latter role can vary widely, from maintaining the gardens to supporting the library warrant article.  

The bottom line is that our role is very flexible and can involve as much or as little work as each member is comfortable with. 

Hope to see you there!

Kathy Boudreau, President, Friends of the Exeter Public Library

What We Do and What We Have Done...

  • Rehab and maintain the gardens in Founder's Park, both the garden around the sculpture and the rain garden

  • Collected donations to fund the new library sign (coming soon to Founders Park)

  • Assist the library by volunteering at community events (like the open house)

  • Promote the library in the community in various ways, including writing letters to the editor of the local paper and staffing info tables at the Exeter farmers' Market

  • Set up the Donate a Book program 

  • Set up the program to collect school supplies for teens

  • Held a plant swap to collect plants for the library garden and get people to come down to the library

  • Held a "Kids Day Out" at the library with crafts and a movie for kids

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Amazon Smile Donations

Make the most of your Amazon purchases And turn your purchases into a donation to the Friends of the Library! Every purchase you make on Amazon provides a charitable donation to the Friends group to help out the Library! It's gift giving all around. Here is how it works:

Sign into Amazon Smile:

Then click on this link: Shop AmazonSmile (top of the page).

Sign into your account, use this term for the search "Friends of the Exeter Public Library," click the yes box, and shop away.

Gallery of Events

Friends of the Library table set up at Exeter Winter Farmers' Market
Quilt donated for Open House Raffle at the Library
Request for supplies during COVID
School Robot
Promoting School Supply Donations