Issue No. 17 : October 2022
We were so touched to recently receive this handwritten note:
"[We] would like to make a donation to the Goodnow Library Foundation to help support the resources in the Sudbury community. We both, as well as our two children, love to use the library's resources - whether it's using paper books, audiobooks, trivia, passport services, or maker space programs. We want to ensure they continue to be available to our community."
- Kelly & Sameer Hansen
A Note From the GLF Office
Holly Bernene, Director of Development
Hello friends, 

From our Gala held at the Wayside Inn to our Be Bold events, the treasured
in-person Book Sale, and the upcoming Sudbury Doing Good Fair, we are keeping busy this fall! All of our work is centered around our theme:
"Supporting Goodnow, for the Community".
We cheer for the excellent Library staff and we appreciate YOU, Goodnow's patrons. Please visit the Library again soon to take advantage all that it has to offer.

The GLF's Fall Appeal is underway
Why donate?
The GLF works in tandem with Library Director Esmé Green and the Library Trustees in order to fill the gap between the town funding and the cost of the increasing needs of Goodnow. The Library is busier than ever with patrons filling the spaces - attending a myriad of activities and events for adults and kids alike, taking technology classes in the Sara Sherman NOW Lab, and using Library services such as the Museum Pass program or reserving items from The Library of Things. Did you know that we, the GLF, financially support ALL of these activities and services?
The Appeal will arrive in your mailbox soon!
YOUR donation makes a difference! All gifts, no matter the size, help in enhancing the Library's resources. Please keep an eye out for our letter in the coming weeks. You can use the reply envelope to mail a check, or simply go online now to donate at:
GLF's Leadership Circle
Please consider joining the GLF's Leadership Circle by pledging your donation of $250 or more for three consecutive years. To learn more, please click HERE.

Join Us at the
Sudbury Doing Good Fair!

Saturday, November 5
11am - 2pm at Goodnow
Get the details on the programs, services, membership options, and volunteer opportunities of more than 50 of Sudbury's Nonprofits, Community Groups, and Town Departments. Learn how you can get involved.
For more info, visit:
Wednesday, November 9th
Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm: Join us in the Goodnow Library's Community Room to welcome local resident Rob DeLena and his son, Ryan, as they share stories and discuss their book, Without Restraint: How Skiing Saved My Son's Life. This joint father-son memoir tells the compelling story of how Rob and his wife, Mary Beth, fought the medical and educational complexes over Ryan's care and school placement, and instead fostered the freedom Ryan needed to pursue his dream of becoming a professional ski mountaineer.
In-Person Book Sale - a success! Thank you
Over the weekend of October 14-15th hundreds of community members - friends, families, and neighbors - visited Goodnow to buy gently-used books that have been generously donated to the Library. All proceeds directly support Goodnow's programs and activities. We thank the many Book Nook volunteers and the Library staff for making this happen.
Your gifts make a significant impact on the vitality of the Library. For this we are grateful and we know that Goodnow would not be the same without you.
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