Friends of the Essex Free Library

Who We Are

The Friends of the Essex Free Library is a 501c3 volunteer organization that supports the mission and work of the Library. The Friends are a group of community members who enjoy working together on behalf of the programs, collections, and ambiance of the Essex Free Library.

What We Do

The Friends plan two fundraisers each year: the Cozy Nook Craft Fair in the fall and the Book, Bake, and Plant Sale in the spring. The money goes directly to fund the many events of the Summer Reading Program, the purchase of juvenile titles, summer page honoraria, and other special items or projects to enhance the library.

How You Can Get Involved

We take great pride in running fast, efficient, and fun one hour-long meetings. We will answer questions, discuss ideas for library projects, and meet one another. Please contact the library at 802-879-0313 for more information.

We welcome volunteers for the annual Cozy Nook Craft Fair. The sign-up sheets for helping us set up and break down are at the Circulation Desks. We also have sign-up sheets for those willing to bake tempting items for the Bake Sale, which takes place the same day.

Another way to get involved is donating books for our annual Book Sale. These books can be dropped off at the library anytime they are open. Please only bring two boxes per day so we have time to sort and process them. We appreciate donations of books, CDs, and DVDs in good condition, with the exception of the following materials: Textbooks or Magazines, Encyclopedias or Dictionaries, Multi-volume Sets, Outdated Technology Books (over 10 years old), Audio Cassettes or VHS Tapes, Moldy, Musty or Smoky Books.

Don’t forget, the library wouldn’t be the same without Friends like you. Come and be involved!