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 Library 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 Book Sales 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. To show your support for the Library, complete this form and return it to the Library with your membership fee OR select your membership level and pay online via the PayPal button below:
Membership dues provide venue passes for places like Davis Farmland, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, The Ecotarium, Old Sturbridge Village, and Worcester Art Museum among others. These places can enhance your reading with real life images of scenery, botany, or other events that each provides to their patrons. The Friends of the Beaman Library membership funds are used to purchase these passes and much more. The Friends had a goal to raise $10,000 in 2020 and were able to achieve that goal. Help us surpass our 2021 fundraising goal - we need your help each year to make these wonderful adventures possible.
If you would like to offer your services by serving on the Friends Board, please call the library at 508-835-3711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends Annual Book Sale
The Friends of the Beaman Library will be hosting their Annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day. Sunday is BAG DAY; fill a brown grocery bag for only $10.00. Prior to the sale, please visit the Library for pre-sale items including books, puzzles, tickets for gift certificates and raffle baskets.
Now Accepting Book Donations
The Friends are now accepting book donations. Donations will be accepted via appointment with a staff member. When making a donation, please bring only a small quantity of books as we have a limited amount of space. Please know that your donation must be reviewed for condition prior to being accepted.
- Pink Bag Program for West Boylston Residents. Pink bags are available at the Library.
- Wachusett Earth Day Recycle Center
- Savers or Goodwill
The Ongoing Book Sale
In addition to the Annual Book Sale, the Friends maintain an ongoing sale in the Library. Hardcover books are $1.00 and paperbacks are $0.50. This sale features an assortment of popular authors and both fiction and nonfiction selections. You may leave payment for your items in the green box on top of the bookcase.
The Friends Amazon Book Sale
The Friends Amazon Book Sale is currently suspended until further notice. Continue to check here for updates regarding when the online book sale will resume.
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!