The central purpose of the Friends of the Jones Library System is to sustain the Jones, Munson and North Amherst Libraries, to focus attention on library services and needs, to stimulate library use, and to strengthen library resources and services. In the words of Lewis Mainzer, we recognize that “libraries don’t stand still.” As library users’ needs change, so must the library change.
In this spirit, the Friends of the Jones Library System support the Trustees and staff in their efforts to renovate and expand the Jones Library, to make its services more inclusive and accessible while preserving the building’s historical architectural features.
The Friends applaud maintaining the meeting room names “Woodbury Room” and “Goodwin Room” in honor of special Friends of the Library.
Approved at the Friends of the Jones Library System Board meeting on December 5, 2016.