Friends of the Morse Institute Library – Welcome


Founded in 1990, the Friends of the Morse Institute Library is a volunteer-led non-profit supporting the programs and priorities of the Morse Institute Library. Our funds help provide patrons with museum passes, Speed Reads, large print books, programs for all ages, and much more.  Join us!

Please excuse the rudimentary appearance of our website while we are updating it.

  • Do you have Fundraising Ideas?

    We want to hear from our “Friends”.  We welcome your suggestions for fund raising partnerships with restaurants and stores.  What program would you like us to support?  Contact us at friendsofmorse@gmail.com

  • Successful Five Guys Fundraiser

    On August 26 the Friends partnered with Five Guys at 9/27 Plaza and received 10% of their sales, $215.00.  Thank you for your continued support for our food (fund).

  • Five Guys Fundraiser 8/27

    What makes a burger from Five Guys taste even better?Knowing that 10% of the proceeds are being donated to the Friends of the Library.    Join the Friends of Morse Institute on Monday, August 26 from 3:00-10:00pm at Five Guys  at Route 9/27 Plaza. During that time 10% of your purchase will be donated to…

  • Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading”

    The Friends have been long standing supporters of the summer reading program for children. Our support allows the Library Children’s Department to purchase materials and reading incentives and hire special performers in support of this important program. Over 500 children each summer are introduced to books and instilled with a love of reading that will…

6 responses to “Friends of the Morse Institute Library – Welcome”

  1. Hi, I am interested in working as a volunteer at the library. I am a retired lawyer/homemaker who has patronized the library for years. Please let me know if you are looking for helpers! Holly Glidden

    • Holly, I can’t speak for the library, which may have its own volunteer pool, but we’d love to have you as a member of the Friends and a Friends volunteer. You can pick up a membership form at the Friends’ Book Nook in the library lobby and indicate that you’d like to volunteer. You can also join on the website and then email morsefriendsvol@gmail.com. (We’re a membership-based nonprofit, and dues are an important part of our fundraising effort.) – Terri Evans, President

  2. I am trying to leave a donation for myself and my husband. I do not want to do it thru PayPal and I was unable to do it thru my credit card. Also how do I put both of our names on the donation?

    • Julie, I apologize for this overdue reply! We would welcome your donation, and the simplest way may be to pick up a membership form (on a rack near the library’s front door) and write a check (to Friends of the Morse Institute Library) in the amount of your choosing. Put it in an envelope addressed to the Friends and turn that in at the Circulation Desk, asking them to put it in the Friends’ mail basket. Thank you so much!

    • Pam, thank you for your offer of a large number of books to donate. I’m afraid we are not able to pick up book donations, but if you can get them to the library in boxes of bags, there’s a donation cart in the Book Nook just inside the front door. So we don’t get overwhelmed, we ask people to drop off no more than 4 bags or 4 boxes at one time.

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