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Tewksbury Library Connects Residents With Local Non-Profits Through Community Table Program

Mar 01, 2016 02:12PM ● By Bill Gilman

The ACS Relay for Life is one of the local non-profits taking advantage of the Community Table at the Tewksbury Public Library.

The Tewksbury Public Library recently launched a new initiative to help residents connect with local non-profits.

Any non-profit organization that serves Tewksbury residents can now reserve a spot at the library’s “Community Table” on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm.  The Table is strategically located across from the library’s front desk, near the building’s main entrance.  Hundreds of library patrons pass by the table, many stopping to speak with the organization’s representatives.

“Participating non-profits can provide information about their programs and services, promote upcoming events, and recruit new members and volunteers,” says Community Services Librarian Robert Hayes.  “The only major restriction is there can be no fundraising.”

The library hosted the American Cancer Society, the Public Health Museum and the Billerica Cat Care Coalition in February. 

The library is scheduled to host Strongwater Farm (March 12), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (March 19), the Tewksbury Habitat Build (March 26), and the Alternative House (April 9) in the coming weeks.  (Please note there will be no Community Table on April 2 due to Town Election voting at the library.)

If you know of a local non-profit organization that would be interested in reserving a spot at the library’s Community Table, please ask them to contact Head of Technical Services/Community Services Librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x 205 or  

In addition to the Community Table initiative, the library continues to provide non-profit organizations with spaces for both small and large meetings, as well as bulletin board display space for notices and flyers.  Contact Hayes to learn more.

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