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 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:02am

    The Friends of the Library Annual Appeal is underway. This year the Friends will be raising funds to support Grow a Reader, an early literacy program, and to purchase a 3-D printer for the library. Click here for more details. Thank you for your donation!

  • Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 8:54pm

    Friends of the Library Membership renewal drive is underway! Your membership is a vital source of funding for the many wonderful well attended events. In addition, the Friends fund museum passes, equipment such as the new coffee maker in the front lobby, laptops, a new camera and camcorder and much more that make our library one of the best in the area. Please renew your membership. If you are not a member of the Friends of the Library, please click here to join!

  • Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013 - 11:03am

    The Book Store Next Door has resumed its Wednesday hours. It is now open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Stop by and shop for a great selection of gently used books and other media at bargain prices. Donations of your gently used books are welcome during these hours. All proceeds benefit the library.

  • Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 1:02pm

    In keeping with the spirit of "Everything Chocolate" during February, the Friends of the Library have put together a Chocolate Gift Basket. The basket not only contains a variety of chocolate treats but also a $100 Williams Sonoma gift card, a $25 Godiva gift card and a $25 Lindt gift card plus two chocolate cook books.  Tickets are for sale for $2 each or 3 for $5. The winner will be drawn on March 1st.

  • Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:08pm

    Book groups may schedule a private shopping time for its members at the Book Store Next Door. Mint condition hardcover books are only $2, trade paperbacks $1 and mass market paperbacks 50 cents!  Email library director Tina Stewart and she will put you in touch with someone from the book store who will meet with your group. The Book Store Next Door is located next to the library.  During January and February, the Book Store Next Door is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Donations of "gently" used books are also accepted at this time. All book store proceeds beneift the library.

  • Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 5:50pm

    Stop by the Book Store Next Door for your holiday book shopping. You will find holiday cooking and craft books, children's Christmas stories and much more at half off the already low prices! There is something for everyone on your Christmas list at the Book Store Next Door. The Book Store will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm through December 15. The Book Store Next Door will be closed on Saturday December 22 and on Saturday December 29.

  • Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:11am

    The Friends of the Library will accept your bid on the Obama and Romney life size figures until Tuesday November 20 at 9 pm.  Highest bid takes home one or both of the 2012 presidential candidates.

  • Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 11:52am

    The results of the Friends of the Library Penny Vote are Obama $115.61 and Romney $104.24. All proceeds benefit the library. Thanks to all who voted!

  • Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 - 2:10pm

    Jean Irving is the winner of the Friends of the Library Patriots' Gift Bakset. Congratulations Jean! Thanks to all who bought tickets and supported the Friends of the Library.

  • Posted on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 2:13pm

    Clarice Ross is the winner of the Friends of the Library Red Sox gift basket. The gift basket raised over $1,000. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket. All proceeds benefit the library.