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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.

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. It hosts events and small receptions, coordinates programs, and runs a virtual booksale to support Goodnow. It hosts annual galas to bring the community together. It has produced art shows that bring students and adults of all ages into the Library. It engages the community with STEAM fairs and it also has hosted a Community Information Fair so that all local non-profits could exhibit the good work that they do for the local community.

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Thank You!

Thank you for gathering to celebrate the Goodnow Library.  Because of YOU, the Goodnow continues to excel.

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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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

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

Click below to learn more.

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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.