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 primary sources of support for the library. Friends who join at the $50.00 or higher rate receive a 50% discount on all books (excluding rare books) during the sale. Contact Kim Klasner, President of the Friends, for more information.
The Friends purchase a number of membership cards to museums in the greater Boston area. Somerville residents and their families can check out these passes from the library, at discounted prices or for free.
The Friends provide financial support to bring interesting authors, musicians, and artists to the library. With this support, the Library is able to offer a variety of children's, teen, and adult programs which range from puppet shows to poetry readings.
The Friends Board meets at a time announced by the President, in the Conference Room of the Central 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.
Yes, I want to help my library by joining the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. Join at the following levels:
Sustaining Member $50
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 firstname.lastname@example.org