Friends of the Milne Public Library

Friends of the Milne Public Library Volunteer group to support the David & Joyce Milne Public Library

Help the Friends support Williamstown's public library by becoming a member and participating in our used-book fundraisers.

Mission: To advocate for and promote public libraries, specifically the David & Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown, Massachusetts

Chicago libraries see 240% surge in returned books after eliminating late fees
11/14/2019
Chicago libraries see 240% surge in returned books after eliminating late fees

Chicago libraries see 240% surge in returned books after eliminating late fees

Last month, the Chicago Public Library system became the largest in the country to eliminate late fees thanks to Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. While the move, which was implemented October 1, was intended to "remove unfair barriers to basic library access, especially for youth and low-income patrons," it...

04/23/2019
Chapter Two Books

If you're looking for our giant annual spring used book sale, please come check out our ongoing "book sale" at our volunteer-run store, Chapter Two Books

Opening soon!! A non-profit, used bookstore in the heart of Williamstown, MA. Affordable books and all proceeds go to our public library.

Can't get to the library in the snow? E-books are available in any weather...
02/28/2019

Can't get to the library in the snow? E-books are available in any weather...

Come check out the library’s cool new circulation area!
02/15/2019

Come check out the library’s cool new circulation area!

02/11/2019
I Love Reading Books
02/03/2019

I Love Reading Books

The library’s front lobby renovation has started! The Milne is temporarily closed, but you can still get ebooks and audi...
11/16/2018

The library’s front lobby renovation has started! The Milne is temporarily closed, but you can still get ebooks and audiobooks. Or use your card at another CWMARS library, such as North Adams Public Library

What happened to the Book Nook? It’s taking a break for the library’s upcoming lobby renovation. In the mean time, you c...
11/05/2018

What happened to the Book Nook? It’s taking a break for the library’s upcoming lobby renovation. In the mean time, you can find lots of used books at Chapter Two Books at 37 Spring St.

The store is open for business!! Come on down!
11/03/2018

The store is open for business!! Come on down!

Opening Saturday, Nov 3 at 10 am!
10/31/2018

Opening Saturday, Nov 3 at 10 am!

From the Printed Page Bookshop in Denver, CO:
09/09/2018

From the Printed Page Bookshop in Denver, CO:

Have a few more books than you need? Starting this Tuesday, Sept 4, bring them to the Milne public library to help us st...
08/28/2018

Have a few more books than you need? Starting this Tuesday, Sept 4, bring them to the Milne public library to help us stock our new used bookstore, Chapter Two Books, at 37 Spring St, coming this fall!

Contact us if you want to help, at friends@milnelibraryfriends.org (email) or through our online volunteer form at milne...
08/21/2018

Contact us if you want to help, at [email protected] (email) or through our online volunteer form at milnelibraryfriends.org/volunteer/)

Stay tuned for the Friends’s next all-volunteer used-book fundraising venture: CHAPTER TWO BOOKS, coming soon to Spring ...
08/19/2018
Welcome! - Milne Library Friends

Stay tuned for the Friends’s next all-volunteer used-book fundraising venture: CHAPTER TWO BOOKS, coming soon to Spring Street!

Contact the Friends if you want to help out (email [email protected] or use our volunteer form at milnelibraryfriends.org/volunteer/)

Since its founding in 1989, the Friends of the Milne Public Library has been working hand-in-hand with library staff and the elected Board of Trustees to foster community awareness and support of library needs. We invite you to become a member or renew your membership, browse for used books year-rou...

Beauty at the library today
05/05/2018

Beauty at the library today

SPECIAL THANKS TO MountainOne; TDBank; Adams Community Bank; Greylock Federal Credit Union; Goodwill of the Berkshires &...
04/30/2018

SPECIAL THANKS TO
MountainOne; TDBank; Adams Community Bank; Greylock Federal Credit Union; Goodwill of the Berkshires & Southern Vermont

And THANK YOU to:
DONORS of books and media
VOLUNTEERS who coordinated, sorted, priced, researched, publicized, arranged logistics, set up, sold, baked, cashiered, cleaned up, and did all the other jobs this sale requires
MILNE PUBLIC LIBRARY Director & staff
WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal & Staff
WILLIAMS COLLEGE Facilities, Football & Cross Country Teams
COMMUNITY BUSINESSES: Connors Bros Movers, Market 32, Sand Springs Springwater, Stop ‘n Shop, Target, The Spirit Shop, Tunnel City Coffee, Where’d You Get That?!, Wild Oats Co-op, Williams College Food Service

04/25/2018

LOSE SOMETHING?
Change purse found outside Williamstown Elementary School during the sale on Saturday. Please contact the book sale folks at 884-4119 if it might be yours.

6 days and counting... (until the 2018 book sale). Want to help? The Friends Bake Sale Café is looking for food donation...
04/14/2018
Friends Bake Sale Café

6 days and counting... (until the 2018 book sale). Want to help? The Friends Bake Sale Café is looking for food donations. Click the link below and see how to support The Friends in a delicious way!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTfwZx2dDehkG6vWqNH5QIs2ZMhkQcAKgW8HHL73Qib7NBuA/viewform

Please complete the form below whether you plan to donate or not. Answer each question, click Submit, and that's it! If you are donating, you'll receive a reminder email about a week before the sale.

We've added 15 more titles to the Silent Auction as we count down to this year's book sale (10 days to go!). Check out t...
04/11/2018

We've added 15 more titles to the Silent Auction as we count down to this year's book sale (10 days to go!). Check out this collection of all the New York Times front pages back to 1850. The sale and auction open Friday, April 20 at 9 am!

We'll be adding more titles and photos to our Silent Auction preview page soon... but if you're here in Williamstown, ch...
04/03/2018

We'll be adding more titles and photos to our Silent Auction preview page soon... but if you're here in Williamstown, check out some fascinating titles at our display case at the Milne Public Library! (The book sale is in 2 1/2 weeks!)

Cup of Jane
03/19/2018

Cup of Jane

so true.

Thank you to everyone for the books and media donations from September until now. We now have plenty of books for our 20...
03/05/2018

Thank you to everyone for the books and media donations from September until now. We now have plenty of books for our 2018 sale and can not take any more. If you have materials you need to donate, go to http://milnelibraryfriends.org/book-sale-donations-have-ended/ for suggestions. And come see us at the USED BOOK SALE on APRIL 20-21 at the Williamstown Elementary School!

Images from the Silent Auction webpage...
02/17/2018

Images from the Silent Auction webpage...

02/17/2018
Silent Auction - Milne Library Friends

Curious about our 2018 Silent Auction? Our preview page is now up! Come take a look at some of our most interesting and unusual printed material (and this is just a first batch... more to come in a few weeks):
http://milnelibraryfriends.org/book-sales/silent-auction/

Our Book Sale’s Silent Auction, held in Williamstown Elementary School’s cheerful cafeteria, is an opportunity to find unusual volumes, special or older editions, autographs, and more. Bidding runs Friday at 9:00 am to Saturday at 2:00 pm. Winning bidders need not be present when the auction clo...

02/14/2018
Our Silent Auction coordinators, Jytte Brooks and Linda Conway, have been hard at work getting ready for this year's sal...
02/10/2018

Our Silent Auction coordinators, Jytte Brooks and Linda Conway, have been hard at work getting ready for this year's sale... Check our website soon for the first preview of interesting media items that will be available for auction on April 20 and 21.

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season!
12/24/2017

Best wishes for a warm and cozy holiday season!

WilliNet - TV
12/13/2017

WilliNet - TV

Friends of the Milne Public Library are meeting and celebrating the holidays today -- Wednesday December 13th at 7pm at the Milne Public Library Williamstown. See what supporting The Friends is all about. Free and open to all who love the David and Joyce Milne Public Library. Food, beverages, and a surprise event after the meeting!!

Williamstown, Massachusetts, Williams College, Williamstown Historical Museum

Check us out at the 2017 Holiday Walk's Penny Social between 2 and 5 pm in Lasell Gym!
12/02/2017

Check us out at the 2017 Holiday Walk's Penny Social between 2 and 5 pm in Lasell Gym!

Wondering why our boxes are no longer filling the big back room (Botsford Room) at the Milne? Our sorting operation has ...
11/21/2017

Wondering why our boxes are no longer filling the big back room (Botsford Room) at the Milne? Our sorting operation has moved into the southwest annex and we are loving it!

We welcome donations of gently used books for our 2018 annual sale! As before, please bring them to the Milne Public Lib...
09/05/2017

We welcome donations of gently used books for our 2018 annual sale! As before, please bring them to the Milne Public Library (1095 Main St., Williamstown, MA) during normal library hours. We have moved our collection shelf: it is now located in the foyer on the left off the Botsford Community Room (where the Williamstown Historical Society used to be). You may use the cart at the front of the library as needed. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS!

Friends of the Milne Public Library
08/30/2017

Friends of the Milne Public Library

Is it time to weed your bookshelves to make room for more? We will start accepting book donations in a week--on Tuesday, September 5! Check our book donations guidelines (http://milnelibraryfriends.org/book-sales/book-media-donations/) and stay tuned for an update on where to bring your books...

Friends of the Milne Public Library's cover photo
07/07/2017

Friends of the Milne Public Library's cover photo

Wishing all a happy Independence Day!
07/01/2017

Wishing all a happy Independence Day!

06/08/2017

Our next board meeting (June 12 at noon) will be held at 88 Forest Rd. If you plan to attend, please contact [email protected].

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1095 Main St
Williamstown, MA
01267

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