The Friends of Forbes Library is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the interests of the Forbes Library so that its services, activities, and facilities may benefit the public to the greatest extent possible. The Friends provide financial support to programs, projects, events and materials whose costs cannot be met from the library's annual operating budget.
Friends of Forbes funds its activities through an annual membership drive, a citywide tour of private gardens every June, a wine tasting at the library in the fall and other fundraisers. The Friends sponsor children's and young adult programs, staff computer training, concerts and lecture series, purchase reference materials, support Special Collections preservation, and make annual contributions to the library Book
*Support Your Local Library*
The annual Friends of Forbes Library Garden Tour is soliciting sponsors to help underwrite our 21st tour. The tour averages 350-500 participants visiting 8-9 gardens in and around Northampton. Gardens are carefully vetted by the tour committee, which is composed of a group of volunteers who love gardening and our local library. An informative brochure guides ticket holders through the gardens from 10a.m.-3p.m. All funds raised are used for books, equipment & programming at Northamptonís Forbes Library
Please visit the Garden Tour Page