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 the month at 5:30pm. Dues are only $10 per membership year, which runs from May through April. Join our mailing list!

You can use the following "Donate Now" button to pay a Friends' membership, or just to donate money to the Friends!
 
 
Next Meeting:
 Wednesday, June 9th, 5:30PM: Friends of the Windsor Library Meeting
If the weather is decent, we hope to meet in the library back yard with everyone wearing a mask and socially distanced. Please bring your own chair! If the weather isn't cooperating, we will use Zoom. We'll be talking about: setting up a storywalk in town. Townwide yard sale. What else? To join the Friends, pay your $10 membership fee (you can do this here) and come to the meeting! For more information, email barbara@windsorlibrary.org
 
Would you like to read minutes from our previous meetings? They can be found here.
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The Friends of Windsor Library are seeking new members! The Friends plan fun fundraising and publicity projects to raise money for the library. They also run an annual essay contest for Windsor students. Have you seen the beautiful window display in the old WinCycle building downtown? That's a Friends project. The annual book sale? The Friends do that! (With help from the Board.) They have planned author readings, raffles, auctions, speaker engagements, and other events. Through their fundraising efforts, they 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.Currently, they're selling the beautiful Windsor Library canvas shopping bags. Would you like to join this cool group of people and make a difference for your library? Come to the annual meeting! (Details above.)

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: Ruth Doiron
Vice President: Kelsey O'Connor
Secretary: Pamm Trask
Acting Treasurer: Kelsey O'Connor


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.