Friends of the Library

A volunteer, non-profit organization
dedicated to supporting
and enhancing the resources of Norfolk’s historic
Hepburn Library.

Purpose of the Friends of the Library:

Advocacy: A Friends group serves as an informed citizen’s lobby that supports the library when necessary.

Fund Raising: A Friends group supplements what cannot be provided by the normal library budget. Fundraisers can be held or friends can play a role in encouraging donations. Our Friends do book sales and a donation drive.

Volunteer work: There are about 10-15 active members of the Friends of the library. Our Friends do book sales, refreshments for the library during events, help with story hour, help lead and present summer reading, maintain gardens at the library. The friends also help with the all important school visit! We love when our 3rd and 4th grade kiddos come to visit.

How do you join?

The friends of the library send out a yearly appeal letter- you can join by donating and can always offer to volunteer.

Please make any checks payable to Friends of the Norfolk Library

send to: Friends of the Library, 1 Hepburn Street, Norfolk, NY 13667

Book Sale:

The friends of the library has an ongoing book sale located in the Library Hall that is accessible during library hours or if you are attending an event that is taking place in the Library Hall. Occasionally- the Friends of the Library will hold special book sales. Book sales will be posted on our events page.

The Friends of the Library occasionally accept donations of books to put in the book sale. Please call the library at (315)384-3052 to ask if we are accepting donations.

Items for the book sale that we DO NOT take are: 

Text books, VHSs, damaged (i.e. without covers or with pages ripped or stained, items that smell musty, are moldy or mildewed), Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, textbooks and  Encyclopedias.  We will ask you to take these items back with you. Ask yourself before donating if you would purchase or gift the items.