Friends of the Library

About the Friends
The Friends is a volunteer nonprofit organization with a simple mission: to promote public awareness of the library and to provide financial support for services and programs beyond the town’s budget. The library depends on the Friends’ financial support for library events, technology, furniture, and staff training. Visit our Facebook page for the latest Friends' news.

Join the Friends
Join the Friends to help make a good library a great library! Annual dues start at $5. All revenue from annual membership directly supports the library. Click here to join or pick up an application in the library or at the Book Store Next Door. 

Interested in helping the Friends? We need volunteers to: staff the Book Store Next Door, help with fundraising, and serve on the Executive Board. Apply online or pick up a volunteer application at the library or Book Store Next Door.

Book Store Next Door
The Book Store Next Door is a non-profit book store operated by Friends and volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Wilmington Memorial Library.
Hours, Prices, and Directions

Friends Executive Board
The Friends is governed by an elected executive board. The board meets the 1st Tuesday of the month, September-June, at 7 pm at the library. The meetings are open to all interested in attending.
Executive Board members

Donate to the Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library using the button below:

Annual Appeal
Donate to the annual appeal and support "Grow a Reader" program enrichment and a 3D printer for the library (details). 

Friends of the Library Updates

  • Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 4:42pm

    If you do any holiday shopping on Amazon use Amazon Smile and help The Friends of the Library raise money for WML!


  • Posted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 4:16pm

    The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door will resume Wednesday hours on Wednesday, March 4. Shop for gently used books and media on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Posted on Monday, November 3, 2014 - 4:04pm

    Begin your holiday shopping at the Book Store Next Door where the Christmas books are half price. With these bargain prices, you can buy an extra gift for everyone on your Christmas list!

  • Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:52pm

     The Friends of the Library have put together an Ice Cream Gift basket with some nice treats for ice cream lovers  including a Cuisinart ice cream maker. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn on August 1. All proceeds benefit the Wilmington Memorial Library.

  • Posted on Monday, June 2, 2014 - 12:16pm

    The Friends of the Library Annual Membership Drive is underway. Membership dues help subsidize many programs featuring talented performers, authors, musicians and expert speakers that appeal to all ages.  In addition, the Friends contribute funidng for museum passes and for new furnishings and equipment. Please renew your membership.  It’s easy; it only takes a minute or two to renew online or via mail. If you are not a member of the Friends, please click here to join. Friends make a good library a great library! Thanks for your support!

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 1:58pm

    Calling all Friends! You are invited to the Friends Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 7 pm.  All attendees will receive a free raffle ticket with a chance to win a Downton Abbey gift basket.  New members are welcome to join at the door. The event includes a book talk by Wilmington's reader extraordinaire Eileen MacDougall and a fun book game plus refreshments and a chance to socialize with other library advocates.

  • Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 12:06pm

    The Friends of the Library Book Store Next Door resumes Wednesday hours on Wednesday, March 5. The store is open 10 am to 4 pm on Wednesdays and on Saturdays. Shop for gently used books at bargain prices!

  • Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 - 1:55pm

    Stop by for an evening of socializing, refreshments, and a chance to win a Downton Abbey Gift Basket. Attendees receive one free entry! New members may join the Friends that night and be eligible for the free entry. There will also be some trivia and prizes and a book talk by Eileen MacDougall, who will share some great books to add to your reading list. The brief business meeting will include a annual report from the Friends President and the Treasurer and election of the new Executive Board. 

  • Posted on Friday, December 13, 2013 - 5:46pm

    The winner of the Friends of the Library Boston Bruins Gift Basket is Nadine Silsbee. Congratulations Nadine!

  • Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 - 12:06pm

    Beautiful mint condition holiday books are half price at the Book Store Next Door! Gift certificates to the Book Store Next Door are great stocking stuffers and gifts for teachers. The Book Store is open on Wednesday, December 18 and Saturday December 21, 10 am to 4 pm. Give the gift of reading!