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 two 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.
The Friends regularly hold book sales at the library. Don’t miss out on Middlebury’s best kept secret for used books. Please see our website for dates and times.
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.