Established in 1989, the Friends support the Library. Funds received by the Friends from membership dues, book sales and fundraisers are used solely for Library needs beyond the budget provided by the town, with an emphasis on Children’s Services. Interested in becoming a Friend?
Here’s the membership form.
A few of the projects sponsored by the Friends:
- Reading Enrichment Programs
- 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
- 500 Books Before Middle School
- 100 Books Before High School
- Art @ the Library
- Discount Passes to The Old Sturbridge Village & The American Heritage Museum
- Family Read Aloud
- The Lab @ the Library
Current members of the Friend’s Board include: Barbara McGarry – President, Pat Peck – Vice-President, Bob Monahan – Treasurer, Carol Kudzal – Secretary, Rita Raftery – Membership,
The Next Chapter Fund
The Next Chapter Fund was created by the Friends in 2010 to help move the Library into the future. The Friends are committed to supporting the Library’s plan to renovate and upgrade existing space and services.
2012…funds were used to purchase our first computer literacy system for children.
2016 & 2018… funds were used to support the Laboratory @ the Library. Filament for the 3D printer was purchased, along with technology toys for children, a Cricut Maker machine, 3D pens and a button making machine.
2021…funds were used to update our computer literacy system for children, located in the Play Corner.
Donations to the Next Chapter continue to be welcome for future projects. Your support would be greatly appreciated. See the Friends membership form to donate.
More ways to support the Friends…
Buy a book bag! Two styles available. Just ask at the Front Desk.
Shop the Pop-up Stand in the Lobby. Loaded with books and movies for all ages.