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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. Our projects have been supported by various funding sources including private gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners. 

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 more than $500,000 to the Library since its inception as a 501(c)(3).

The GLF is committed to working in tandem with the Library Director Esmé Green, Library Trustees, and Sudbury town officials. In this capacity, the GLF also spends significant hours in its work to foster Goodnow's role as a vibrant and bustling hub for the Sudbury community and beyond. 

The Goodnow Book Nook

The Goodnow Library Foundation is happy to sponsor the Goodnow Book Nook, an online and in-person 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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Goodnow Library Foundation Museum Passes

Museum Passes

The Goodnow Library Foundation is proud to financially sponsor the Library's Museum Pass Program. To learn more, please click HERE.

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Historical Room Renovation

The GLF is pleased to announce that the Library has nearly completed its work to renovate the Historical Room. Acoustical paneling has been added to mitigate the noise level; the room has been painted a historical blue; and the GLF installed beautiful new tables, lamps, and chairs for reading and quiet study. 

Work on the shelving and cabinetry will begin soon to accommodate more artifact display areas, map cases, and file drawers.

Click below to learn more.

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