Join the Friends

For more than 30 years, one organization has been the benefactor and champion of these collections and the people who use them. For more than 30 years, the Library has turned to its Friends.

Who are the Friends of the Kreitzberg Library?

The Friends are the library’s “alumni,” its advocates and emissaries. Many are Norwich alumni or faculty; many are not. Through their time, their financial support and their good will, the Friends help the library to fulfill its role as a center for learning and creativity.


Fred & Barbara Kreitzberg

The Friends’ activities reflect the tradition of service that characterizes the library as a whole. That may take the form of a rare book or manuscript donated to the collections; an afternoon spent greeting visitors; a gift to the endowment; or an enlightening word to a colleague who is unaware of the library’s rich resources. In their service, the Friends continue a tradition that dates back to Norwich founder, Alden Partridge and Zadock Thompson (Vermont’s first historian and geographer).

Benefits of Membership

Every year, the Friends sponsor a diverse series of programs—lectures, exhibit openings, symposia—to stimulate the intellect and the imagination. All members are invited. All members receive a subscription to the Friends newsletter. The newsletter offers an inside look at the library’s programs, services, personnel, recent acquisitions, and future plans. Above all, membership in the Friends brings the satisfaction of helping to build one of the nation’s most important research collections. It means sharing in the stewardship of a great institution.

Join us in the fellowship of books and learning!

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