The Goodnow Library Foundation is pleased to share its first Annual Report.

These pages highlight the collaborative efforts of the GLF, Goodnow staff, the Library Trustees, and you – Goodnow’s patrons and volunteers – in ensuring Goodnow’s extra margin of excellence. As always, we thank you for supporting the Goodnow Library Foundation.

Warm regards,
Judy Petrovic
President, Board of Directors


Please click HERE to view the GLF’s 2019 Annual Report.


After much thought and attention to protocol in the state and local area regarding the Coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the Books & Brews gala until the fall.

We are excited that we have a new date set: Saturday, October 17th. We hope that you will choose to attend the event at that time and will keep your name on our attendees list.

If you have purchased a ticket and know that you can’t make it, we will be happy to provide you with a refund if you would like. Please email us at [email protected] or call Kristin Schneider at the Foundation office:  (978) 440-5562.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you in October.

The Goodnow Library Foundation

The Goodnow Library Foundation was created in 2008 to support The Goodnow Library’s critical needs. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; Tax ID 45-0589881. All donations are tax-deductible.

The Foundation works in tandem with the Library Director Esmé Green, Library Trustees, Sudbury town officials and The Friends of the Goodnow Library. It focuses on long-term capital projects, events and activities tied to the Library’s mission and long-range goals.

The Goodnow Library is supported by various funding sources including private gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.  As the Library’s expenses continue to grow, private gifts are more important than ever to meet the demands of the 21st century – capital improvements, technology upgrades and physical refurbishments and renovations.

Because of your support, we were able to renovate the second floor of the library last year.  The project showcased an open floor plan with public workspaces, laptop counters, charging stations and a redesigned area just for teens.  In addition, we created the Sara Sherman NOW Lab, an innovative makerspace.  The makerspace brings together community members of all ages to participate in hands-on learning and fosters problem-solving through tinkering and creativity.

We will continue to innovate and bring excitement to Sudbury.  Make a donation today to allow us to continue to support the Goodnow Library Foundation.  Thank you to Mitchell Green @mitchellgreenphotography for taking these photographs.


Volunteer with us:  

If you are interested in joining one of our committees, contact us at [email protected]

  • Historical Archives
  • Technology
  • Special Events
  • Community Outreach

We are pleased to share our Strategic Priorities for 2018-2021.

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