NEXT MEETING: MONDAY 8/29/22 6:30PM, IN-PERSON, TILTON LIBRARY
We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2022!
Friends of Tilton Library, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to supporting the programs and services of Tilton Library as well as promoting the library in the community.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP FORM:
Download and fill out this form and return to the address below: membership form 2022
Friends of Tilton Library
75 North Main Street
South Deerfield, MA 01373
In addition to our annual membership drive, our energetic volunteers work throughout the year to create fundraising events like pop-up book sales, tag sales, and accessories sales to raise money for library resources. Please join us with your membership and/or generous donation today! Help us plan our next event – Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
NEW! Another way to support the Friends is to purchase a Friends of Tilton Bookplate to place in a library book or a book that you own or giving as a gift.
Our fundraiser activities help support:
- Programs and workshops for all ages
- Summer Reading Program
- Monday Night Music
- Community Reads
- Computer equipment purchases
- Author talks
2021-22 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(elected for one-year terms)
Heidi Bauer-Clapp, President
Erika Higgins Ross, Vice President
Kate Hayes, Treasurer
Tricia Woods, Secretary
Joyce Burrill, Director
Judy Holmes, Director
Louise Mahoney, Director
Nancy Sadoski, Director
Marie St. Peters, Director
Bonnie Telega, Director
Get to know the Friends of Tilton Library Board members!
Heidi Bauer-Clapp, President
Tell us about what libraries mean to you.
I’ve loved visiting libraries for as long as I can remember! I was so proud to get my first library card and looked forward to family visits to our local library. I’ve always enjoyed reading both fiction and non-fiction–in fifth grade I set a goal to read all the biographies in the children’s section in alphabetical order. I joined the Friends of Tilton Library because I wanted to support this important community resource. The library to me has become so much more than a place I visit to find new books–it’s where I brought my son to play and explore as a new mom, or the place I visit in a panic when I need to print something important and my printer goes down. Libraries serve so many important needs and I’m proud of the work we do in the Friends to help support these programs and services.
What kinds of books do you enjoy reading?
I love non-fiction, especially biographies, and literary fiction.
Any book recommendations?
During the pandemic I’ve been able to spend so much more time reading, which has been amazing. I learned about the Best American edited volumes (how did I not know about these earlier?!?) and really enjoyed reading the Best American Travel Writing and Food Writing editions. Other recent favorites include The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson, Midnight in Chernobyl: The untold story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster by Adam Higginbotham, and This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett.