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Literary Tote Bags from "Out of Print"!
For a limited time, canvas tote bags featuring classic book cover art and other literary themes are available for $20. There are many designs to choose from and proceeds benefit services and programs supported by the Friends.
24th Annual 5k Run/Walk
This year, the Friends of Vineyard Haven Public Library's annual 5k Run/Walk to benefit the library will be a "virtual" event! Register today, and run or walk a 5k anytime during the month of September, 2021. All registered participants will be entered into a raffle drawing for gift certificates to the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven!
The traditional 5K course for this race begins next to the library on Greenwood Avenue, turning left onto Main Street and proceeding up Main Street to the West Chop Lighthouse, then returning down Main Street to the library, but virtual participants can run or walk any 5k course of their choosing. Participants are asked to follow public health guidance including social distancing when completing their run or walk. If possible, show your support for the library by wearing a past year's race t-shirt, and sharing a selfie to the library's Facebook page!
There is no registration or fee required to participate, but a suggested donation of $25 will help the Friends continue to support library programs and services in the coming year.
To register, visit the race website:
Library Tote Bags Go Green!
These sturdy, environment-friendly tote bags are now available from the library for a $2 donation to the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library.
All volunteers and those who are interested in knowing more about the Friends are invited to attend our monthly meetings. The annual meeting for election of officers is held in July. For monthly meeting details please visit the library's online event calendar.
Join the Friends
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library grew out of the Library League which began in 1878. The Friends encourage public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, support activities for both adults and children, and provide various other volunteer services.
Our mission is to support the Library, to build a partnership between the Library and the community and to advocate for exemplary library service.
Volunteers can participate in the various committees of the Friends: Membership, Publicity, Programming, Hospitality, Exhibits, and more. They also help directly in the Library's daily operation by shelving books.
Julia Burgess , President
Ann Thifault, Vice President
Harvey Beth, Treasurer
Gail and Walter Burke, Secretaries