Friends of Windsor Library

The Friends of the Windsor Library is an all-volunteer service organization supporting the Windsor Public Library and its patrons. We are always looking for new members to join us and help us plan fun activities to raise funds for the Library. Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. Dues are only $10 per membership year, which runs from May through April.

 
Our annual book sale is being held on Saturday, June 10th, 2017 from 8am to 2pm. Donations of books are being accepted, but we ask that you not leave books outside or in the book drop, but bring them by when the library is open. Thanks! 


What We Do

The Friends organize and administer fundraising events in support of special projects and purchases in the Library. For instance, we manage an annual book sale and have hosted raffles, sales, auctions, speaker engagements, and many other events. Through our fundraising efforts, we have helped to purchase new carpet for the library, refinished some of the original oak furniture, renovated the children’s room and supported programs for young and old alike.

Friends of Windsor Library is open to any individual, association, organization or corporation interested in supporting the work of this important community resource.

Board of Directors:
President: Sally Bemont
Vice President: Suzan Spears
Secretary: Pamm Trask
Treasurer: Jody Gilman


Bert Frothingham, 1911-2005

Bert Frothingham, Friends of Windsor Library Founder

Bertha Perkins Frothingham (affectionately known as “Bert”) was born on December 21, 1911, and died on her 94th birthday in 2005. Bert founded the Friends of Windsor Library in April, 1990. She was also responsible for establishing the volunteer program in the library, one of the most active and well-staffed in the state.

At a meeting in November of 2006, the Board of Directors of the Friends unanimously approved a motion that resulted in the creation of the Bertha Frothingham Memorial Prize, first awarded by the Friends in 2008. The prize is presented to a child who has shown an outstanding affinity for written word, through an essay contest, held yearly. Any child whose primary residence is Windsor, Vermont, and is in the 7th or 8th grade is eligible to enter and win the prize. No child may be eligible to win the prize on more than one occasion. Entries consist of a cover letter and original essay, sent or delivered to the board at the library, 43 State Street, Windsor, VT. One winner will be named each year at the sole discretion of the board, with the prize being awarded at the Friends Annual Meeting, held in May of each year.