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.

  • We need copy paper boxes!

    Do you have access to empty 10-ream copy paper boxes and lids? We’d love to have them for packing up our book donations.  You can leave them on the donation carts at the Book Nook just inside the library entrance.

  • February Steering Committee meeting: stop by!

    Tuesday, February 15 7:00 pm on Zoom Did taking the library’s community survey inspire you to learn more about the Friends? Join us on February 15 for the (virtual) monthly meeting of the Steering Committee.

  • POSTPONED: Non-fiction book sale

    The in-person non-fiction book sale that was tentatively planned for Jan 29-30 has been POSTPONED as a precaution in response to the surge in COVID cases. We hope to reschedule this as an early spring event. Thanks for your patience! (We want to hold a book sale as much as you want to shop at…

  • Come to our January meeting

    Monday, January 10, 2022 7:00 pm on Zoom Are you making a New Year’s resolution to get more involved in the community? Come to the Friends’ Steering Committee meeting and see how you can get involved!

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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