Friends of The Beaman Library

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.

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Join or Renew your Friends Membership

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:


Friends Executive Board

President, Pam Frechette
Vice President
, Deb Gardner
Secretary, Ann Ramminger
Treasurer, Gerry Espe
Book Sale: Diane Riopel
Publicity, Jenn Wyglinski
Membership Chair, Karen Hennessy
Museum Passes, MaryEllen Cocks
Librarian, Anna Shaw


If you would like to offer your services by serving on the Friends Board, please call the library at 508-835-3711 or email

Membership funds are used to purchase venue passes for places like Davis Farmland, New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill, The Ecotarium, Old Sturbridge Village, and Worcester Art Museum, and much more. These places can enhance your reading with real life images of scenery, botany, or other events that each venue provides to their patrons. The Friends have a goal to raise $10,000 in 2023. Help us surpass our annual fundraising goal this year - we need your help to make these wonderful adventures possible.

Friends Programs

Friend’s Book Sales

September 30, 2022

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…

Now Accepting Book Donations

September 30, 2022

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. Submission Guidelines Books must…

Support the Friends through

September 20, 2022

We are pleased to announce a new way to make a difference at our Library: If you shop at and want a percentage (0.5%) to go to the Friends, log in through (It will not work if you start shopping at 2. On the right it says Select a Charity. Halfway down…