About the Friends

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.” Founded in 1997, the Friends of the Library celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2022 marking a history of dedicated support to the Wilmington Memorial Library.

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How Can I Support the Friends

In keeping with its mission, through the collection of membership fees and other fundraising initiatives, the Friends are able to provide supplemental funds for the Wilmington Memorial Library. The Friends are grateful for the financial support of hundreds of families and people like you which allows us to provide this funding.

Membership

If you would like to learn more about becoming a member of the Friends, visit our membership page for details.

Fundraising

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 door” to the library.

Gift Donation Form – This printable form is for donors who wish to donate to the Friends via check.

Online Donation – Donations are accepted via credit card at the donation link, below:




Facebook – Follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information on other fundraising programs and events.

Shopping around for jewelry at the Friends of WML Jewelry Sale in 2022.
Shopping around for jewelry at the Friends of WML Jewelry Sale in 2022.

Town Wide Yard Sale in the Yard Sale

Don’t be left out! In the past, over 60 Wilmington households have participated each year and hundreds of shoppers found bargains at the annual Town Wide Yard Sale. This year’s sale is sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmington Memorial Library, and all proceeds from seller fees benefit the library.

Yard Sale Social (General)

Past Initiatives

Friends of WML provide critical financial support to the library improvements and numerous programs including the following:

  • Lectures and concerts throughout the year.
  • Annual Summer Reading Program
  • STEM and STEAM programs
  • Wilmington’s Earth Year Initiative
  • Tree Seedling Giveaway
  • Children’s Room Exhibit Case
  • Peggy Kane Reading Garden
  • StoryWalk® at Rotary Park.
  • Children’s Room Mural

Homebound Delivery

The Friends of the Library provide a Homebound Delivery services for any Wilmington resident who is temporarily or permanently unable to leave their home due to an illness disability. To request home delivery of library materials, please complete the Homebound Delivery Application.

Executive Board

Meets monthly (September – June)

  • President- Terry McDermott
  • Vice-President  Rachelle Toth
  • Membership Chair   Michele Chamberlain
  • Treasurer  Kim Rose
  • Bookstore Manager  Martha Stevenson
  • Recording Secretary  Joy Lemay
  • Marketing Chairs  Rachelle Toth and Vicky McDermott
  • Members-At-Large
    Alexis Gilbode
    Christine Hauray-Gilbert
    Ann St. Onge
    Jennifer Tierney

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.

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