Published in the October 23, 2015 editiongiving_thanks_web

MELROSE — During this season of giving thanks, the Friends of the Melrose Public Library is sponsoring a “Give Thanks, Give a Dollar: Love Your Library!” FUNdraiser. For $1 (additional donations are welcome), you can purchase a leaf for one of several “Give Thanks” wreaths hanging in the library and write what you love about the Melrose Public Libraray and/or the wonderful staff. Purchased leaves will be added to one of the wreaths so your gratitude can be shared with all library staff and patrons.

The campaign kicks off at the Sally Frank’s Farmers Market on Oct. 22. Additional opportunities to contribute are available at pop-up booths all over Melrose — including at the library — between Oct. 22 and Dec. 5. Check the Friends’ Facebook page — — for specific times and places for the pop-up booths.

The Friends of Melrose Public Library, Inc. is a volunteer organization dedicated to the support of the Melrose Public Library. The purpose of the Friends is to promote the Library and to develop supplementary funding to assist in enhancing the patrons’ enjoyment of the Library. The organization provides extras outside the basic operating funds provided by the city.

Membership in the Friends is open to anyone interested in supporting the goals of the organization. For more information about the Friends, send e-mail to or pick up a brochure at the Library’s circulation desk. Friends of the Melrose Public Library is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All memberships are tax-deductible.