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Join Your Friends at the Library
You're invited to become a Friend of the Somerville Public Library and help the library in serving the people of Somerville.

The Friends of the Somerville Public Library is a not-for-profit organization that helps the library and its branches to provide programs, services and materials not covered by the library's normal operating budget.

We are asking for your ideas, your energy, and your support. Help us to support your library by becoming a Friend of the Library, by giving us a hand with the book sale, or by attending library programs.

In return, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are doing something for your library and your community.

  Visit and "like" the Friends on their Facebook page!

Here's How Friends Help the Library:

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Held twice a year, this event is one of the best sources of support for the library.  Friends who join at the $50.00 or higher rate are welcome to attend the Book Sale Preview. For more information, call the library.

Friends Book Sale, Oct. 25-27
The Friends of the Somerville Public Library will hold their Fall 2013 Book Sale this week at the Central Library located at 79 Highland Avenue (bus #88 or #90). Opening times are Friday October 25th 12-4 PM, Saturday October 26th 10-4 PM, and Sunday October 27th 1:30-3:30 PM.Supporting Members of the Friends (those with current memberships of $50 or more) are invited to attend a preview evening on Thursday October 24th from 5-8pm.
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Friends support Library Programs and Services:

Museum Memberships

The Friends purchase a number of membership cards to museums in the greater Boston area. Library patrons and their families can visit museums at discount prices or free of charge.

Programming Support

In order to bring interesting authors, musicians, and artists to the library, the Friends offer an honorarium. With this financial support, the Library can offer a variety of children's, young adult, and adult programs which range from puppet shows to poetry readings.

Friends Meetings

The Friends Board meets at a time announced by the President, in the Director's office at the Library. These meetings are held to monitor the Friends’ budget, hear reports from the Library Director, take action on Library funding requests, and plan events such as the booksales and Annual Meeting. Members are welcome to but are not required to attend these meetings.

Membership Application:

Yes, I want to help my library by joining the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. Join at the following levels:

Individual $15
Household $15
Sustaining Member $50
Sponsor $100
Publisher $250 or more

All members receive a quarterly newsletter mailed to their homes.  Those who join at the $50 rate or higher are invited to the Friends' Book Sale Preview.

Send your name, address, and phone number to:

The Friends of the Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA. 02143

Checks should be made out to: The Friends of the Somerville Public Library.
Please note if you are interested in volunteering at the library, sorting books for the book sale, working at the annual book sale, or in other areas.

Thank you for supporting your library.

If this page does not answer your questions about the Friends, please email your question to friendssomervillepubliclibrary@gmail.com