Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library

The purpose of the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library is to assist the library by providing equipment for the library, sponsoring educational programs such as the Summer Reading Program, providing Museum Passes and the Museum Pass Reservation System for library patrons.

News

3rd Annual Town-Wide Yard Sale - Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Rain or Shine)

Map available now! (may change, watch for additions!)

Once again, the Friends of the RHL are sponsoring a Littleton Town-Wide Yard sale. Sellers can register to host a sale at their own location - no transporting your sale items further than your own yard, driveway, or garage! (Or hold your sale in the parking lot behind the library, if you prefer.) Free maps will be provided so that buyers can visit all the sales.

How it works:

  • Sellers fill out a registration form and return it to the library NO LATER THAN June 8, 2018 with a $25 donation to the Friends of the RHL. Sellers will receive a yard sign to help buyers find their sale.
  • Free maps (including sale locations and items listed for sale) will be available to all at the library, town hall, and online after June 11, 2018.

This is a great way to get rid of those items around your house that you’ve been meaning to get rid of but don’t want to haul anywhere—or to get a great Father’s Day gift at a bargain price. Because the sale is actually held at your house, there is no need to transport the items you’re selling farther than your yard, driveway or garage.

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library to help pay for museum passes and programs for residents of all ages.

For more information about the sale, please contact Judy Grande at 978-807-5831 or email the Friends at reubenHoarLibraryFriends@gmail.com

Final Town-wide Yard Sale Registration Form.docx
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Sign up for your 2018 Membership

We welcome all new members and look forward to seeing many familiar faces. Is the the year you are able to increase your membership level? Does the company you work for offer a matching donation? Are you in a position to make a more generous donation? We try to use our money so that every age group benefits. If you have an idea, we would love to hear it. Or, if you can volunteer some time, we can always use more help at the many events we organize through the year.

Becoming a member is easy!

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  • Mail or drop off the printed registration form in our 2018 Friends Newsletter with your check made out to Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library at the library, or mail to The Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library, P.O. Box 1045, Littleton, MA 01460

Spring Book Sale held May 10 -12, 2018

It's Spring book sale time again! The sale offers gently-used paperbacks at $1 each, and hard cover books, including reference and coffee table specials, audio books, DVDs, and CDs at $2 each.

Visit the sale in the Couper Room at the back of the library at 41 Shattuck Street.

On Thursday, May 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. admission is free for members of the Friends and for $20 for non-members.

If you're not yet a Friend of the Library and would like to be, you can join at: https://sites.google.com/vi…/rhlfriends/membership-and-gifts

The sale continues Thursday with free admission 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 11, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., shoppers can fill a paper bag provided by the Friends for only $5.

Sale proceeds fund the purchase of museum passes, a variety of library programs, such as the annual Summer Reading Program, or other children's events, and access to online services, including the online version of The New York Times.

See you for our October sale!

Thank You to Our Mini-Golf Sponsors!

The Friends are so thankful for the many businesses whose contributions make Mini-Golf in the Library possible!

Our 19th Hole Sponsors are Emerson Urgent Care and Patriot Beverages.

Our Tee-off Sponsor is Littleton Rotary.

Our Hole Sponsors:

  • Cowley Associates
  • Eloquence Dance Centre
  • Enterprise Bank
  • Find Your Village Real Estate with Kymberlee Abertelli
  • Goldfish Swim School
  • Gould Law/Great Road Liquors
  • Gruskowski Dental Associates Littleton Family Dentistry
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • Kelly's Music and More
  • Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Onyx Corporation
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • Perennial Advisors Group
  • Reichheld Ting Orthodontics
  • RM Ratta Corporation
  • Stall Advisors
  • The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC
  • Waste Not

Food generously donated by:

  • Anthony's Coal Fire Pizza
  • Bamboo
  • Burton's
  • Donelan's
  • Evviva Cuisina
  • Idylwilde Farms
  • Il Forno
  • Pizzeria Presti
  • Jeanne and Dave Sill
  • Tavern on the Square
  • Union Coffee Roasters

Want to be a sponsor? Contact reubenhoarlibraryfriends@gmail.com for more information!

Generous donations to our Silent Auction and Raffle made by:

Aaronap Cellars, Acton Bowladrome & Arcade Acton Dental Associates, American Girl, And Then He Snapped, Boston Duck Tours, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Red Sox, Bubbles and Polish, Cheryl Hardy-Faraci, Concord Museum, Craft Beer Cellars, Dani Renee Portrait Artist, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, EcoTarium, Enterprise Bank, Everyday Artistry Photography, Fine Balance Bodyworks, Fun America at Roll On America, Gibbet Hill Grill, Glna Rosati, Great Wolf Lodge, Gymnastic Academy of Boston, Huntington Learning Center, Huntington Theatre Company, Indian Hill Music, Jenna Cantino, Julie Fredericksen, Beaver Brook Designs, Katrina and John Hagberg, Kitchen Outfitters, Kites over New England, Kopelman Family Chiropractic, Kristine Asselin, Learning Express Toys of Acton, Linda Lord, Sharon Sarvela, and Lemonbee Pottery, Littleton One Stop Liquors, Liza Ahern, Lowell Spinners, Margaret and Tony Geanisis, Mark and Sarah Rambacher, Mass Audubon Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary , Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Nashoba Valley Ski Area, New England Aquarium, Old Sturbridge Village, One Stop Fun, Orangetheory Fitness, Pedal Power Bike & Ski, Prime Fitness and Nutrition, Pure Barre, Rapscallion Table & Tap, Reuben Hoar Library Childen's Room Staff, Revolution Community Yoga, RM Ratta Corporation, Rod's Golf Improvement Center, Sew Be Crafty, Southwick's Zoo, SoVital Fitness Studios, SpringDell Farm, Story Land, Stow Acres Country Club, The Butterfly Place, The Discovery Museums, The Little Gym of Littleton, MA, The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC, The Silver Unicorn Bookstore, Three Boys' Bees, Title Boxing Club, Trustees / Friends, Ultimate Obstacles , Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Wheelock Family Theatre, Wish Boutique

New! List of Silent Auction and Raffle Items

We have gathered 65 silent auction items and raffle items for Friday's ticketed event!

These range from family protection planning, septic pumping, tickets to theater productions and concerts, passes to local museums and attractions, exercise classes, golf packages, group wine tasting, mom's shopping night, ski tickets, and a baseball signed by the Red Sox's Blake Swihart.

If you're hungry, there's a SpringDell Farm summer share, Rapscallion gift certificate, and a basket filled with 17 pounds of chocolate donated by the RHL Children's room staff.

In addition, we have another 21 raffle items for Saturday's Family Day!

Highlights include an 18" American Girl doll, three handmade doll dresses, turtle and freedom fighter kites, tickets to the Lowell Spinners and Story Land, Learning Express gift certificate, a basket filled with goodies for an ice cream party, books and a gift certificate to The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

Total value of the 86 items is over $9000!

Download the full listing here

Indoor Mini-Golf is coming to RHL!

That's right - Indoor Mini-Golf in the Library! On Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, the entire library will be transformed into an 18-hole mini-golf course.

The Friday night fundraiser will include unlimited 18-hole rounds, food, and a silent auction. Advance tickets are $25 online at Eventbrite or at the library.

New! Check the list of Silent Auction and Raffle items!

Saturday will be Family Day, with $5/round mini-golf, taco food truck, and raffles!

Want to be a sponsor? Contact reubenhoarlibraryfriends@gmail.com for more information!

New Library Building Fund

The Reuben Hoar Library is currently on the waiting list for a $5.8 million grant from the state of Massachusetts. Right now, you can double your impact by donating to the Reuben Hoar Library Fund. Make a donation now, and your gift will be matched by a donation from two Littleton residents.

Ways to give:

  • Fill out an online form and make a gift via PayPal (you can make additional gifts via the Friends membership form)
  • Make a donation through the Library Trustee's gifts page (select "Littleton Library" in the dropdown)
  • Mail or drop off a check made out to the Reuben Hoar Library Building Fund at the library or mail to The Reuben Hoar Library Building Fund, 41 Shattuck St., Littleton, MA 01460

For more information about the project, visit the Reuben Hoar Library Building Project website.