Friends of Ilsley Public Library

The Friends of Ilsley Library is a non-profit organization working to extend the Library’s services and facilities. Organized in 1967, the Friends now number over four hundred members. Funds raised by membership contributions and book sales have provided nearly $20,000 in support in the past year and a half. Their invaluable assistance has allowed the library to host innovative programming, purchase and implement new technology, develop staff competencies, assist low income non-residents obtain borrowing privileges, initiate building improvements, and countless other wonderful things.

Book Sale

The Friends hold their book sale on the first Saturday of every month in the Vermont Room on the second floor of the library from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t miss out on Middlebury’s best kept secret for used books. Donations for the book sale are accepted daily by the library staff. Please, saleable books only. Sorry, no magazines or encyclopedias will be accepted.

First Wednesdays Lecture Series

The Friends are sponsors of the First Wednesdays Lecture Series, organized through the Vermont Humanities Council. Lectures are free of charge and are held on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Unless otherwise noted, these events take place in the Ilsley Public Library meeting room at 7 p.m. Information about the series can be found here.