Friends of the Library




The Friends of the Gilford Public Library, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to raise funds for the purposes of supporting the programs, services, and special needs of the Library. Additionally, they serve as an advocate of the Library and support the mission of the Board of Library Trustees.



Join the Friends or renew your membership now through Paypal. 

Membership Type

If you prefer to mail a check rather than use your credit card online, click here to download and print out brochure, which includes a membership form. Please mail the completed form with your check. 

Donate in honor or memory of friends or loved ones or make a one-time contribution through Paypal.

When We Meet 

The Friends meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 4pm. Please call the library to confirm, as meeting times are subject to change. 

Bookworm Shop

Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. when the library is open. Come browse our extensive selection of gently used books (adult and children), movies, and puzzles for only 50 cents - $1.00! The Bookworm Shop is located on the lower level, next to the Children's Room.


Book Sales

We accept donations of hardcover, paperback fiction and nonfictions books; books on tape/CD; videos and DVDs. All items should be in good, saleable condition. Please bring your books to the front desk and call ahead if you are dropping off large quantities, as space can be an issue.

Old Home Day is our largest book sale. We also hold open houses throughout the year with books and gifts available to purchase. These special sales are held both in the Bookworm Shop and in the Exhibition Area on the main floor.

Higher value books are available for purchase on our Amazon account.


Museum Passes

The Friends sponsor the passes offered at the Library for various museums and attractions throughout New Hampshire. See Museum Passes on Library's main page for a complete listing of passes available.


Summer Reading Program

The Friends sponsor the Summer Reading programs and welcome sponsorships from interested individuals or businesses.



Subscriptions, special purchases and programs that enhance Library goals are funded by the Friends.

If you or an organization you are affiliated with are interested in sponsoring any of these programs please contact the Library staff or one of the board of directors.


Who's Who

Board of Directors:

President: Pam Hayes
Vice President: Pam Seed
Secretary: Lynne DeVivo
Treasurer: Steve Geer


Membership:  Helen Nickel
Publicity: Betty Tidd and Laurie Hale
Bookworm Shop: Steve Melbourne, Peter Allen
Online Book Sales: Dorothy Piquado
Hospitality: Sue Dalton

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Our current newsletter is available here.