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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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!


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.

Gift Donation Form

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.

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  Christine Hauray-Gilbert
  • 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
    Jennifer Tierney
    Alexis Gilbode
    Ann St. Onge

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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