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Embracing Goodnow's Rich History...

While Providing Visionary Spaces for the Future.

The Goodnow Library Foundation was established in 2008 by the Trustees of the Library to support the Goodnow Library's mission of "Improving lives through the power of information, ideas, and innovation." The Trustees recognized the urgent need to provide an additional source of revenue for the growing demands of Goodnow in the 21st century: capital improvements, technology upgrades, and physical refurbishments and renovations.


As more and more communities embrace library foundations as a forward-thinking way of securing the future of their libraries, the GLF is proud to have donated approximately $500,000 to the Library since its inception as a 501(c)(3). Our projects – all focused on providing the extra margin of excellence for the Library – have been supported by various funding sources including private gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.

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Be Bold: Leading in the Future of Work

Please join us on Tuesday, February 1 @ 7 pm as we hear from Gina Lucente-Cole, author, coach, and principal consultant at Promina Advisors.


As we grapple with the question of when — or whether — to return to the office, employers are facing existential questions about what their companies value most.

This will be a hybrid event. To register for the in-person event, please click HERE. To join us virtually, please make sure you like the GLF Facebook page, as we will be livestreaming the event there.

The Goodnow Book Nook

The Goodnow Library Foundation is happy to sponsor the Goodnow Book Nook, an online book sale supporting our Library.

We invite you to check out the wide selection of gently used books  from thrillers to picture books to cookbooks and so much more. 100% of proceeds from the Book Nook go directly toward programming and activities at the Goodnow Library.

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Historical Room Renovation

Big things are happening at the Goodnow Library! The GLF is happy to announce that the Library is about to begin work on its renovation of the beautiful Historical Room.

Click below to learn more or to make a donation to this special project.

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Learn about the Goodnow Library Foundation's mission, history, funding priorities, and leadership.



GLF supporters help provide the extra margin of excellence as the Goodnow Library keeps pace as a 21st-century institution.