Friends of the Library


General Meetings of the Friends are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. Membership is informed of these meetings by e-mail. 



  • Co-Presidents: Micci Freyenhagen & Deb McNeish
  • Vice President: Sue Mangers
  • Secretary: Dara McCue
  • Treasurers:  Irene Bonner

Board of Directors


Monica Bennett

Judy Hopper

Nancy Law

Linda Matson


Pam Coburn

Judy Hodges

Judy Rosenthal


Robin Bass

Pat Fish

Tom Hughes


  • Book Sales - Jean Dougan
  • ​Gardening - Sylvia Detscher, Deb McNeish
  • Membership - Micci Freyenhagen
  • Shelf Sales - Eliza Leadbeater


About the Friends

Mission Statement: The mission of the Friends of the Meredith Library is to promote library involvement in the community and community involvement in the library.  We will achieve this mission by fundraising, volunteering, sponsoring activities and creating programs of interest to the community.  

The Friends continue to sponsor the library's museum pass program, the subscription, the Humanities Council lecture series, the Adult and Teen Summer Reading Programs, various classes and events for all ages and continuing education for library staff.  In addition the Friends help to plant and maintain the library gardens in front and behind the building each year.

​Continuing fundraising activities include book sales and book shelf sales at various antique shops in the area.

If you would like to join the Friends, please download a Membership Form and return it to the library.  New members will receive a free Friends of the Library tote. 

If you would like to volunteer for the Friends, please download a Volunteer Form (attached below) ​and return it to the library.

Meredith Public Library
​Attn: Friends
PO Box 808
Meredith, NH  03253


Make a Donation

The Friends are a 501c3 Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Meredith Public Library.  If you would like to make a donation you can mail a check made out to the Friends of the Meredith Library to:

Friends of the Meredith Library
PO Box 808
Meredith, NH  03253


Friends’ Used Books for Sale – The Friends Bookstore

On Wednesdays (10-6), Thursdays (10-4), Fridays (10-4) and Saturdays (9-1.30) visit the Friends’ of the Meredith Public Library gently used bookstore – The Friends Bookstore. 

The Friends Bookstore is Staffed entirely by volunteers. Take the elevator to "B" (for Basement/Bookstore) and turn left as you exit the elevator. You will be amazed at the vast amount of gently-used & out-of-print books for all ages. If you’re looking for a book on most any subject and don’t wish to spend more than a few dollars…come to The Friends Bookstore.  You can even leave a request for a specific author or category! Some ‘special’ books do have a very low price inside the front cover. And, keep in mind that proceeds from the bookstore allow the Friends of the Library to continue to sponsor the library's museum pass program, New Hampshire Humanities lectures, subscription, Binge Bundles, Adult & Teen Summer Reading Programs, books for ILES kindergarten classes, Stella the Miniature Horse and various classes & events for all ages.

In addition, the Friends help to plant & maintain the library garden & planters in front and on the "island" at the back entrance.