join the Friends of the Library
The Friends formed an organization to support the work of the library. For example, the Friends often raise money for the extra things beyond the capacity of the budget.
join the RFL Association
The Library is a nonprofit organization which provides public library services to the community. The Association is the official body which oversees that work and receives funds to support that work. The Association is the policy-making body. People can be members of both the Association and the Friends and often are.
Who can join and does it cost anything?
Anyone over the age of 18 who lives or pays taxes in a member town can join the association and it costs nothing. For the Association By-Laws please see the Board of Trustees page.
When does the association meet?
It meets annually during the month of October. Members and nonmembers gather to carry on the business. During the remainder of the year the elected Board of Trustees meets monthly.
“A membership received by library staff shall be valid for seven years beginning thirty (30) days from the date of the application and ending on the June 30 following the fifth anniversary date after delivery of the application.”
By-laws, Art. 1, Sec. 2