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"Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82) American writer, philosopher, poet, essayist


Friends of the Library

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Who We Are

The Friends of Vail Public Library exist to assist the town librarian in promoting and improving library services, materials and facilities; in seeking donations, gifts, and bequests to the library; in providing volunteer support for the library’s programs; in raising funds for immediate and long-range projects; and, in encouraging the broadest possible use of the library’s facilities, materials and services.



The Friends meet the last Thursday of every month at 4:30pm



Friends’ activities include planning and hosting cultural speakers and programs at the library, enriching and enhancing existing library services, assisting with the annual Book and Bake sale during the Fourth of July holiday and working to increase use of the library through public awareness.



The town librarian is in charge of the board, but one member of the board shall volunteer for a years’ term as chairman to run the meetings with an agenda. Another member shall volunteer to keep minutes and distribute them to board members in a timely manner after each meeting. After a year, new volunteers from the board will be asked to fill these positions, if needed.


Join the Friends

The library's 2013 membership appeal kicked off in early April 2013.

Click here to read the 2013 Membership Appeal Letter from Lori Ann Barnes, Director of the Town of Vail Public Library. Then use the attached form to join the Friends of Vail Public Library.

If you wish to donate to the Friends, please click here to access the membership form. Your support of the Town of Vail Public Library is greatly appreciated and goes a long way in providing exceptional library services to residents and guests!