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Board Recruitment Position Description

The Friends of the Longmont Library (FOLL) has two open seats for the Board of Directors.

We are in a period of growth and program development to enhance FOLL support for the Longmont Public Library.  The Board meets once a month for 90 minutes on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Desired Traits:

        • Ability to work collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve many goals that support the library.
        • Empathy and openness when communicating with volunteers and fellow board members.
        • Listening with full attention and amenable to new ideas.
        • The ability to organize, and coordinate projects and activities.
        • Attention to detail in procedures and policies that direct the work of the FOLL.
        • Prior experience in working with a volunteer group.
        • A love of all things Library!

Please contact Sharon McCaffrey @  or Prudence Carter @

The Library’s second floor is now open to all patrons and staff!

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Materials will be available for browsing including our expanded collection of graphic novels, which has been moved to the south side of the Information/Reference Desk. Reservations have resumed for study rooms, the library of things, as well as board games! Thank you for your patience, we can't wait to see you back browsing and using the second floor.

Call the library at 303-651-8470 for answers to your questions.


Collections and Series are featured on the Green Cart in the Longmont Library Book Shop

Books for all ages including fiction and nonfiction, anthologies, full and partial collections and boxed sets.  

DVD Television Series and CD sets 

Look for the Green Cart all during May and possibly material added frequently!

Cash and credit cards accepted

Friends of the Longmont Public Library Book Shop

Longmont Growing Readers

Presented by the Stewart Family Foundation

About the Program

Grow your own library of books at home by taking part in an exciting new literacy project — Longmont Growing Readers, presented by the Stewart Family Foundation and in partnership with Unite for Literacy

Frequently Asked Questions

Which families can sign up? Any family living in Longmont with a child who is 4 years old at time of program enrollment.

Can two children from one family/household sign up? Yes, if both children are 4 years old. Your family will receive two identical packets with the same books, so the children can have their own books.

When will distribution start? Distribution is scheduled to begin in May 2022. If you sign up after May 2022, your first packet of books will usually be mailed within two weeks of signing up. 

Can I get books in Spanish? Yes, when you register you can choose English only, or English and Spanish. If you choose English and Spanish, you will get two books in English and two books in Spanish in your weekly packet.

Who chooses the books in the packets? All books are created and selected by Unite for Literacy. Longmont librarians do not have control over which books are sent.


When you sign up, your 4-year-old will get:

  • Four, beginning reader books mailed weekly to your home for 25 weeks — a total of 100 books by the program’s end!
  • Access to online versions of the same books read in English, Spanish, and other languages.
  • Tip cards that encourage reading at home.

Families must register to take part in this program. Sign up your child(ren) using the link below or fill out a paper application by visiting the Children's & Teens’ Services desk on the 1st floor of the Library, 409 4th Ave.

Sign up for Growing Readers Program

The Friends are once again accepting book donations! 

                 We are unable to use magazines.

Donate inside the east entrance of the Library during open hours.

We accept all books in English and Spanish • CDs • DVDs + BluRays

Graphic Novels are especially popular.

Items must be in New/Excellent condition.

Explore our Lobby Book Shop


  • Monday - Thursday 9am - 8pm
  • Friday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday 1 - 5pm

Click here for more information

"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are."  

Mason Cooley

Friends of the Longmont Library is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
Friends of the Longmont Library • 409 Fourth Avenue • Longmont Colorado 80501

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