Friends of 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 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 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. Show your support for the Library. Join the Friends today by filling in this form and returning it to the Library with your membership fee.
The Friends Annual Book Sale
Don't miss the Friends biggest fundraising event of the year! The Annual “Books 'n More Sale,” featuring hardcover and softcover books for all ages as well as audio books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles. There is something for everyone! Stop by and pick up a few bargains while supporting the Friends!
Dates and times for the 2019 Book Sale are:
- Thursday, March 21, 5-8pm. Friends Night
- Friday, March 22, 1-5pm.
- Saturday, March 23, 10am-4pm
- Sunday, March 24, 1-4pm.
- Tuesday, March 26, 12-8pm Kids Day
- Wednesday, March 27, 1-8pm
- Thursday, March 28, 12-8pm Kids Day
- Friday, March 29, 1-5pm
- Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm Bag Day
The Friends Ongoing Book Sale
In addition to the Annual Book Sale, the Friends maintain an ongoing sale in the Library on the main floor near the circulation desk. 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 can pay for your purchases at the main desk.
The Friends Amazon Book Sale
Check the Friends of the Beaman Library Amazon Page before you purchase your next book. Go to this page and click on 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.
During the year, we are happy to accept books that are in good condition. The library will adopt these items into our collection or they will be offered to the Friends. Proceeds from the Friends booksale directly translates into Library programs. Items accepted include: books for adults, teens or children (hardcover, paperback or large print), books on CD, music CDs, DVDs, and puzzles.
We ask that you please bring books into the library during regular business hours. Staff will direct donated items to the red cart near the DVD collection. If you need assistance bringing your items in please call 508-835-3711 to make an appointment. Please do not leave donated items in our book drop.
- We do not accept the following items:
- No Readers Digest or abridged volumes
- No magazines, newspapers
- No textbooks
- No VHS or cassette tapes
- No books that are in poor condition: smelly, musty, moldy, dirty, water damaged, written in, etc.
The items above may be accepted at the Recycle Center, Savers, Goodwill, Book drop donation boxes around town. Please note, we are unable to put a dollar value on donated books- but we can offer a receipt of donation
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!