Thursday, June 20, 2024

From Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, on March 7, 2018: The first “Meet Me at the Library” event for patrons of all ages is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. March 25 at the Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway, Mid-Cambridge, hosted by Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.

“The Friends welcome all library-loving individuals and families who wish to participate with us in the ongoing celebration and support of the Cambridge Public Library, its six neighborhood branches located throughout the city and the diverse population that it serves,” said Bill Stone, president of the volunteer-driven 501(c)(3) organization.

Raffle prizes will be offered by Bicycle Belle, Full Moon Restaurant and Porter Square Books, the group said.

“We see this first ‘Meet Me at the Library’ event as an opportunity to get to know our community better and to give the community a chance to learn how the Friends support the library by contributing to services for its patrons and providing funding for endeavors that go beyond the scope of city and state budgets,” Stone said.

The group is also planning its June “Secret Gardens of Cambridge” tour, a biennial, one-day, rain-or-shine event featuring 40 private gardens throughout the city. Ticket proceeds will sponsor library educational programs, expand collections and support new technologies. The Friends have recently helped fund a library laptop-vending machine and 3-D printer.

“The Friends are a wonderful source of support for the Cambridge Public Library,” said Maria McCauley, the city’s director of libraries. “They bring such enthusiasm to everything that they do, and I know they will be a welcoming and joyful presence in the library on March 25.”

For information, call (914) 473-0925.