About Us

Our History

The Library Foundation of Needham (LFN) was founded by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library. Its purpose is to be a permanent fundraising arm and managed endowment for the library which can provide funds for library materials and services not in the town-funded budget. A library trustee sits on the LFN board of directors to liason between the trustees and the LFN.


Our Misson

  • Encourage community investment through individual and corporate giving for Library programs and services not covered by the town-funded budget.

  • Coordinate fundraising and promotional activities to increase the endowment and responsibly manage and grow the funds.

  • Grant funds to library departments based on their proposals for programs, materials, and facility enhancements.

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Our fundraising is ongoing. Help us support our Library's many special programs, events, services and other needs with a financial donation to the LFN Endowment. Every donation helps us continue to make our community library the best it can be.


Copies of our brochure with a donation envelope are available at the Circulation Desk in the library. Checks payable to the Library Foundation of Needham may be mailed to PO Box 920166, Needham, MA 02492. Contribute by donating online at our secure portal.  We are grateful for all of the support we receive from the Needham community and beyond.

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Library Foundation of Needham
PO Box 920166
Needham, MA 02492