Dear Neighbors, 

We are reaching out to the community, to friends who value our local library and want to help support its continuous growth. Without your support, programs, passes, and equipment cannot be funded. 

In the past year, your contributions have enabled us to renew our membership to Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, VT, and purchase a family pass to the World Awareness Children's Museum in downtown Glens Falls, NY. These passes can be checked out of the library by cardholding patrons. We also funded various children's programs, purchased early literacy story time bags, and supplies and equipment as needed.

If you are a current friend, we thank you for your past support. Please renew your membership today. If you are not yet a member, please consider becoming a Friend of the Bancroft Library.

Click --> HERE <-- to view a printable membership form

Membership dues:
$5  Individual
$10 Family
$25 Supporting Member

Checks can be made payable to: Friends of the Bancroft Library

Mail to: c/o Meg Adams, PO Box 478, Salem, NY 12865 
OR drop off at the library

To be added to the Friends' email list, please send an email to

Call Meg Adams at 791-0530 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your support!

Most recent letter from our Friends president, Meg Adams:
(dated 2/17/2017)

Happy 2017. I hope the new year is treating everyone well and that you are all happy and healthy. The Wreath Sale was the best one yet since I have been involved with the Friends. Thank you to everyone that was involved whether it was making calls, making wreaths or supporting the sale itself. Thank you.

Our Next Friends Meeting is next Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm at the library. We will be working on our Membership Letter for the year and beginning to talk about the Food and Plant Sale for Memorial Day weekend. We will need help for the sale.

In April we will have our Annual Meeting. I will get that date out within the next couple of weeks. We are still looking for someone to become President of the Friends. Please let me know if you are interested.

As always Thank You! Without all of your continuous support the Friends would not continue.

Take care,

Meg Adams

(dated 12/5/16)

Next Friends Meeting - 12/15/16

I hope the holiday season is treating everyone well. Our next Friends of Bancroft Library Meeting will be 12/15 at 6:30 pm at the library. We will be discussing the Wreath Sale-how it did and thoughts for next year as well as our next fundraiser which is the Annual Membership.

Thank you all and wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!

(dated 11/27/16)
2016 Wreath Sale

Thank you to everyone that helped make this fundraiser possible. Thank you to Sarah Winslow and her family for their beautiful products and hard work. To those that helped call--Wendy, Rachael, Eileen, and Alesa. To Sharron Winslow for helping today and with the businesses. To Wendy for today and taking care of the paperwork. Last but not least, thank you to everyone that participated and purchased a holiday decoration whether it be wreaths, kissing balls or half baskets. This was the biggest year in sales that we have had in the four years I have been doing this fundraiser. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

Meg Adams