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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

Meets monthly (September – June)

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

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

Memberships

Join or Renew!

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!

Fundraising

In addition to collecting membership dues, the Friends raise funds in the following ways:

Annual Appeal

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.

Online Donations

Gift donation form

Amazon Smile

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.

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.

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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