The Friends is a group of citizens of West Boylston and other towns who understand the importance of library service to the community. They work in a variety of ways to help improve the library by providing funding for programming, technology, the Museum Pass Program and other expenses not covered in the municipal budget. They also are important advocates for the library.
Friends membership dues and the Friends Annual Book Sale are the primary forms of income for this endeavor. We encourage you to join or renew your membership to The Friends. Membership runs from January through December each year. Non-resident Friends members gain an added benefit of being able to reserve museum passes in advance. Show your support for the Library and Join the Friends today!
The Friends Annual Book Sale will be held March 16-24
Don't miss the Friends biggest fundraising event of the year! The Annual “Books 'n More Sale,” featuring hardcover and soft cover books for all ages as well as audio books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles. It has something for everyone! Stop by and pick up a few bargains while supporting the Friends! Saturday, March 18 is Bag Day ($5.00 for a paper grocery bag full of books). Specific dates and times are:
|Thursday March 15||5-8 p.m. (Friends members only)||Tues Mar 20||12-8 p.m.|
|Friday March 16||1-5 p.m.||Wed Mar 21||1-8 p.m.|
|Sat March 17||10 a.m.-4 p.m||Thurs Mar 22||12-8 p.m.|
|Sun Mar 18||1-4 p.m.||Fri Mar 23||1-5 p.m.|
|Sat Mar 24||10 a.m.-4 p.m|
Help Jen get a new Service dog...Matching Gift Opportunity!
A few months ago Library volunteer Jen Sappington suddenly lost her beloved service dog, Mernie. Mernie was the star of our "Waggin’ Tales" program in which children would take turns reading to Mernie. Mernie was trained to assist Jen with hearing and stability. A new service dog with this training costs $20,000. The Friends of the Library will match up to $500 in donations. If you would like to participate please drop off a check at the library payable to Sean Sappington, Jen’s brother, who is helping to coordinate our efforts.
Support the Friends through Smile.Amazon.com
We are pleased to announce a new way to make a difference at our library:
1. If you shop at Amazon.com and want a percentage (0.5%) to go to the Friends, log in through smile.amazon.com
(It will not work if you start shopping at amazon.com)
2. On the right it says Select a Charity. Halfway down it says "Or pick your own charitable organization."
3. Do a search for 'Friends of Beaman.' Select the one that says West Boylston, MA. Happy Shopping!
The Friends Amazon Page
Check the Friends of the Beaman Library Amazon Page before you purchase your next book. Go to this page and click the products tab to see all that they are currently selling! You may find just what you are looking for and each purchase provides funding to the Friends!
If you would like to offer your services by serving on the Friends Board, please call the library 508-835-3711.