Friends of GML was organized in the spring of 2004 by interested community members. We are governed by a board of directors elected from the general membership. 

The purpose of Friends of GML is to enhance the relationship of the library and the museum with the community. The Friends organization also promotes the use of the library and museum, cooperates with and supports the governing board of the library and museum, and assists the library staff. Friends seeks to augment and enhance library services and promote the preservation of local history.