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Membership Application

Meeting Schedule 

Meeting Minutes 

Annual Report 2016-2017



Who are the Friends?

We are a group of community members who love the library.  Our mission is to support meaningful library programming.

  • Books Down Under (BDU) is a used bookstore on the Library's Lower Level. BDU stocks thousands of books in good condition and sells them at very low prices. BDU is staffed by many dedicated volunteers who sort, shelve and sell books. Friends of the Library funding supports the numerous library programs including:  One Book, Everybody Reads, Who Are We- an Interactive Children's Art Exhibit, Youth Summer Reading Club, Adult/Teen Summer Reading Club, After the Fast Lane, Books for Babies, Greener Choices, Focus on Genealogy, The Shakespeare Project, and musical performances.
  • Want to donate to the Friends of the Library? Join the Friends of WPL today!
  • Want to volunteer? Work at BDU, assist at youth services events, or greet attendees at One Book Everybody Reads. 
  • If you'd like to get involved, fill out a volunteer form and return it to BDU: Bookstore Volunteer Form

Officers of the Friends of the Library 2016-2017

Joan Fishman - President Carol Shukur - Hospitality Chair
MaryAnne O'Keefe - Secretary Larry Dickman - Treasurer
Allyson Haut/Siobhan Hill - Book Room Co-Chairs Vacant - Assoc. Treasurer
Susan Morrison - Book Room Vice-Chair Vacant - Marketing Chair
Margo Chambers - Membership Chair Sarah Beth Brown - Library Liaison

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Friends of the Library Meeting Schedule

All meetings take place in the lower level conference room (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 9:15 am:
January 10, 2018
February 14, 2018
March 14, 2018
May 9, 2018 (Board & Annual Meeting)

All FOL members and volunteers are welcome to attend.

Books Down Under

 The Friends’ book store offers a huge selection of bargain materials for children and adults and is open during the following hours:

Monday 1 - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 - 5 pm; 7 - 8:45 pm
Wednesday 11:30 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 5 pm; 7 -8:45 pm
Friday 1:30 - 5 pm
Saturday 11 - 4:45 pm
Closed Sunday


Donation Guidelines

We like:

  • Gently used books in good condition
  • Fiction or Nonfiction, for adults or children
  • Classics in good condition
  • Recent Best Sellers
  • CDs/DVDs in good working condition
  • Sheet music & LPs

We don't like:

  • Books in poor condition
  • Damaged/torn/broken bindings
  • Dirty/moldy/water damaged
  • Highlights, underlining, or markings
  • Encyclopedia sets
  • Dated nonfiction
  • Outdated travel or technology books

If you'd like to get involved: Bookstore Volunteer Form

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