About the Friends
Founded in 1997, the Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library is a membership-based organization with a mission “to promote public awareness of the library and to provide financial support for services beyond the town’s budget.” Follow us on Facebook for the latest Friends news.
Executive Board 2016-2017
Meets monthly (September – June).
- President- Peggy Kane
- Vice-President Ann St. Onge
- Membership Chair- Jennifer Tierney
- Treasurer- Martha Stevenson
- Bookstore Manager- Karen Campbell
- Recording Secretary- Lisa Favuzza
- Marketing Chair- Barbara Alevras
Friends of WML provide critical financial support to the library for numerous programs and initiatives, including:
- More than 500 library programs annually
- Discount museum passes
- Technology tools and resources (Lego robotics, 3-D printer laptops, digital media lab, AV equipment)
- Literacy toys for the Children’s Room
- Books for Babies Program (provides a free book to all Wilmington newborns)
- Professional development opportunities for library staff (e.g., attendance at national library conferences)
Become a Friend!
Friends’ members share a common vision of a great public library for our community. By joining, you contribute to making our public library the best it can be. Join online or pick up a membership form in the library. The Friends’ Annual Meeting is scheduled for the third Thursday of March, so be sure to save the date on your calendar!
In addition to collecting membership dues, the Friends raise funds in the following ways:
Book Store Next Door
Managed and operated by Friends volunteers, the Book Store Next Door sells gently used books at bargain prices in a small house next to the library.
Annually, the group solicits funds for specific library projects, special programs, or new technology.
The Friends participate in the Amazon Smile program, which enables people to allocate a portion of Amazon purchases as donations to the Friends group. It’s easy to participate and costs you nothing! Simply visit Amazon Smile and select Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library as your philanthropy. Then, use your Amazon account to make purchases as you normally would. Be sure to bookmark the page so eligible future purchases will automatically result in donations to the Friends.
The Friends operate a Homebound Delivery service for any Wilmington resident temporarily or permanently unable to leave his/her home due to an illness or disability is eligible. To request home delivery of library materials, please complete the Homebound Delivery Application.
Contact the Friends
You may contact the Friends of the Library via email WMLFriends@gmail.com or call the library at (978) 658-2967 for more information.