Donate to our renovation and leave your mark in town.

With your help, we plan to reimagine the second floor of the library. The renovation will be privately funded through donations to The Goodnow Library Foundation. The Goodnow Library Foundation was established in 2008 as a tax-exempt, non-profit, 501(c) charitable organization to raise funds for the library. Naming opportunities are available throughout the new space to recognize those who make key gifts to the renovation. To accommodate the interests and creativity of major donors, we will work together to fulfill particular requests. In addition to the areas listed, we are looking for gifts to our endowment, Fund for the Future.

$50,000 Historical Octagon
$15,000 Collaborative Space
$15,000 Creativity Corner
$5,000 Gifts will be acknowledged in alphabetical order on a plaque inside the NOW Lab.

$50,000 NOW Lab

$25,000 Teen Space
$25,000 Technology Center
$15,000 Lap Top

For more information, contact our Director of Development, Samantha Greenfield, (978)440-5562
or [email protected].

All architectural plans by Latady Design.

For more information, please contact our Director of Development, Samantha Greenfield.

The Goodnow Library Foundation presents the

Monday, September 11th
May the Force Be With You

Sharon Kan, co-founder and CEO of Pepperlane, she has worked with companies both from inception and at the public company stage. She has mentored over 100 women business owners and is also the co-founder of WIN, the Women Innovating Now Lab at Babson College, an accelerator designed to help women start their businesses.

Katelyn Klapper, CEP, is the founder of College Options; helping students and families identify good-fit colleges while providing admissions and affordability guidance throughout the college search and application process.

Samantha Karustis, an Assistant Principal at Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary School.  Reentering the workforce pushed her to examine thoughts of doubt, self worth, confidence, and value that arose from being out of the workforce for so long.

MaryBeth Madigan, founder of MB INK.  MB, INK is a home-based invitation, stationery and personalized gift shop where you can enjoy one-on-one assistance in all your party and gift-giving needs!

Bonnie Morrissey, founder of Bonnie’s Bootcamp, fitness and nutrition expert, owner of Diet Doc Metrowest.

Kim Urquhart, owner of Laurel Grove, 
 a home decor shop that  provides custom furniture refinishing services.  Kim left her pharmaceutical lifecycle management career to pursue her passion for bringing vintage and antique pieces back to life.


Stay tuned for information about these future workshops:

Tuesday, November 14th 7-8:30 p.m.  Inspiring Innovators: innovators from our community share stories and ideas.

January 9th 7-8:30 p.m.  Idea Launch:  local entrepreneurs discuss getting ideas off the ground.