The Friends of the Gilman Library Open House

Friday, October 25th from 10 am to 4 pm


Dear Friends, 

National Friends of the Library Week is October 20 through October 26th.  The Friends of the Gilman Library will be hosting an Open House on Friday, October 25th from 10 am to 4 pm.  We are in need of recent (10 years or less) books and DVDs for the event.  Please deliver your donation to the Library’s main desk.

Join the fun!  Stop by and enjoy some homemade cookies and refreshments.We will be offering books, DVDs and seasonal décor for sale at our Friends Corner.  Buy a ticket for the Open House could win a beautiful crocheted afghan, a festive Halloween banner or a handmade fabric pumpkin.

Thank you for your support!  See you there!

The Open House Committee. 


Friends of the Gilman Library Fall Raffle

Drawing at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 25th


Come into the library and take a chance on these lovely, hand-crafted raffle items.  Tickets are $1.00 apiece for each of the three separate drawings.  

1.) Reversible Halloween Quilted Wall Hanging
2.) Fabric Pumpkin
3.) Afghan in autumn hues of browns, tans, and green

The three winning tickets will be drawn at 3:30 on Friday, October 25th, during the Friends of the Gilman Library Open House. 


Visit the Friends Corner


Come into the Gilman Library and visit the Friends Corner!  The Friends of the Gilman Library will sell books, jigsaw puzzles and seasonal items.  The "store" will  always be open during library hours and run on the honor system (with a box for payment & donations). 


Please pick up a brochure at the library's front  desk to learn more about our organization. Consider joining the Friends  of the Gilman Library.  

We meet on a quarterly basis. 

Friends of the Gilman Library


We encourage everyone  to consider joining the Friends of the Gilman Library.  Throughout the  years, the Friends of Gilman Library have sponsored numerous fundraisers  and programs to benefit the library.  Founded in 1980, the Friends have  proven to be a real asset to the library. Being part of this wonderful  group is a great way to be together with old friends, meet new people,  support the library, and give back to the community. If interested, please visit the circulation desk, give us a  call, or send us a quick email.  Please consider joining us as we make new  friends. Feel free to encourage your friends to take part in this  wonderful opportunity that is sure to benefit everyone involved

Louise Landry, President

Lori Pankowski, Vice President

Cathy Burke, Treasurer

Cassidy Bisson, Communications Secretary

Ed Pankowski, Member-at-Large

For Information About New Hampshire Friends of the Library

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