Why We Do It
"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card."
- Laura Bush
The Library Foundation of Needham, established by the Needham Free Public Library Board of Trustees, is a permanent fund to support enhancements beyond the library's budget. The LFN makes resources available beyond the town-funded budget for building enhancements, technology, equipment, library materials, services, and programs for all ages and interests.
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.