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. To show your support for the library, fill in 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 museum passes for places to visit, 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 Library membership funds are used to purchase these museum passes and much more. We had a goal of $10,000 and at the end of July 2020 we had raised $7845. If you missed the opportunity to assist us in this goal, it’s not too late, and if you helped us get this far, we would like to thank you! Please keep in mind that 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.
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.
The Ongoing Book Sale
In addition to the Annual Book Sale, the Friends maintain an ongoing sale in the Newton Street vestibule. 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 in the vestibule.
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!