Friends Brochure

We’re looking for a few good friends! A Priestley-Forsyth Library Friends Group has begun. We are looking for more friends. If you are interested in being a part of the group we would love to have you.

Are you interested in helping with some activities? Please contact the friends group for more information” at

Friends Group Information – Print and return membership form to join or renew.

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library are dedicated to promoting the library as a center for education, cultural enrichment and entertainment in the community.  The group seeks to develop a core of volunteers to energize community support, raise funds through public and private sources, and serve as ambassadors of the library to the community at large.

Become a “Friend”

Funding for the Library is derived from the generosity of our community through donations, fund raising events and annual membership dues.

Become a Friend so that we may continue to achieve our goals to serve all residents of our community and surrounding region. Allow the library to maintain a program of service which locates information, guides reading, organizes and interprets material for people of various backgrounds and stimulates thinking and intellectual development in individuals of any age.

You can also help by assisting with or participation in our many fund raising events such as the Annual Book Sale and Annual Derby Day.

Annual Book Sale

The book sale is a major part of our fund raising effort thanks to the generous donations of books from the community and the support of visitors who purchase items in the book sale. Donations of books for the annual sale are gratefully accepted at any time. 

Acceptable Books include:

  • Books that are in good condition
  • Textbooks, encyclopedias and medical books that are newer than 5 years old.

 Excluded items include:

  • Reader’s Digest condensed books
  • VHS or cassette tapes
  • Magazines
  • Puzzles

Annual Derby Day

The Library’s annual fundraiser is the Derby Day Auction occurring on the first Saturday of May. If you would like to donate an item for the next auction, please contact the library.