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 Fund.

Another sucessful and enjoyable Wine Tasting  ! DSC_8130


Thanks for  joining us for our wonderful Antiques Appraisal


 Thanks to all who attended the 22nd Annual Garden Tour

and Thanks to our Sponsors

It was a smashing success!

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Thank You, Florence Savings Bank!

And Thank You to all who voted for us!

The Friends were awarded $5,000 at the

FSB Customer’s Choice Awards held on March 4th.

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