According to a recent Gallop Poll, more Americans in 2019 visited their local library than museums, movies, concerts, theater events, zoos, amusement parks or national parks. (See Literary Hub article by Dan Sheehan, January 24th) We are proud of our beloved library and want to thank our librarians for the wonderful job they do. The Friends of Newbury Town Library raise funds and donate 100% of them to NTL, enabling our librarians to contract programs, workshops, presentations and author visits as well as purchase discount museum passes, genealogy resources, technology and more free of charge to the community! We raise funds through memberships, donations, Book Sale Room sales, sales of Newbury and other merchandise, and fundraisers. Thanks to your generous support, we raised over $1,800.00 at our annual Harvest Fest and $14,000.00 in 2019. Your presence, volunteerism and annual Friends memberships are vital to helping us continue to support our very special library. There are many ways that you can be involved with the Friends! If you aren’t a member of the Friends already, please join now. If your membership is about to expire, please renew it. We always welcome volunteers at our fundraisers/events and your ideas and suggestions at our monthly Executive Board meetings. Please feel free to stop by and see us. We’d love to meet you.