Friends of the Highland Public Library

Mission Statement

The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to supplementing library services, raising public awareness of Library related matters, organizing and expand programming and activities, and promoting use of the Library.

  • The Friends of the Library are strong supporters and advocates for the library.
  • Thanks to the Friends the library is able to provide museum passes to several museums.
  • The Friends provide funds for the summer reading program, special programs held throughout the year such as the Wildlife program; “Raw” foods program,etc. and supplies for crafts programs for all ages.

To provide these benefits to the library the Friends hold book sales, raffles, and other fundraising activities.

Support our Friends

You can support us and become a Friend of the Highland Library today!   Help is help no matter how large or small $10, $20, $50 or $100 would help tremendously. Anyone who donates $10 or more is considered to be a Friend of the Highland Public Library.

  • Reader (Individual)……….$10.00  
  • Novelist (Family)…………. $20.00
  • Editor………………………….$50.00
  • Best Seller………………….$100.00

Please consider sending a donation today

Donations can be mailed to:

Friends of the Highland Public Library
c/o Highland Public Library PO Box 1556
Highland, NY 12528

At the last meeting on 4/13/24, it was decided that due to low membership, lagging participation and no one interested in being on the Friends Board or taking over the group – it was time to re-evaluate the organization .

  The Board of Trustees and director feel this is a good time to evaluate what they need from a friends group.  The library is referring to this pause as taking time to regroup or restructuring.

The decision by the Library BOT and Director was to go back to having the Friends a fundraising foundation as was the original intent.  The library already has 2 or 3 interested people willing to be members of the Foundation board.


I’d like to thank all of our members for their continued, generous support, and hard work on our fundraising events, and advocating for the library over the past 11 years.  The Friends of the Highland Library has raised thousands of dollars to support the library in many areas.  We hope the Friends Foundation will continue to raise funds to support library programs.

More information will follow soon.