Welcome to the Wilbraham
Friends of the Library
Who are the
The Wilbraham Friends of Library, Inc. was formally
incorporated in 1976. We are an organization of over 350
individuals and families who believe in the importance of
the public library in our everyday lives. The Friends
support approximately $20,000 in programs, services and
media purchases on a yearly basis and volunteer numerous
hours fundraising and advocating for our library. Our
activities are funded through membership dues, trips, book
sales, special events, sales of other promotional items and
DVD late fees.
Our many activities include the Library newsletters, the
Annual Art Show, an annual Book Sale, sponsored trips,
passes to selected museums and tourist sites, Children's
programs, the Film Movement Series and cultural programs.
Information on these and other library activities may be
found on the Wilbraham Library’s web site
www.wilbrahamlibrary.org. under Calendar of Events or within
the activities sections. Our logo insert is reflected
throughout the WPL website for the various supported
How are we organized?
The Friends group is headed by a volunteer Board of
Directors listed below. The Board meets monthly September
through June and also holds an annual meeting each June.
Board meetings are generally held in the Brooks Room of the
Library and the public is invited to attend. A schedule of
the meetings is posted at the Library.
Friends of the Wilbraham Public Library Officers and
Board Members 2012-2013
President - Susan Magee
Treasurer - Bruce Gaudette
Clerk - Nancy Peck
Library Director - Karen Demers
Copies of the Bylaws of the Friends of the Wilbraham Library
and the most current Strategic Plan are available at the
Library or you may access them online by clicking on the
How can individuals help?
Most importantly, you can help the Friends by joining us.
Joining the Friends primarily benefits the Library by
funneling the membership fees provide much-needed library
services. Members of the Friends receive priority notice of
upcoming Library events, free or reduced admission at
Friends-sponsered programs and trips and early access to the
book sale. Our newsletter is published quarterly and is
mailed to all Friends. Copies are also available in the
Information on the Friends and membership materials are
available at the Library. You can also download a membership
form by clicking here.
The Friends have many opportunities for volunteers.
Volunteering is an excellent way of learning more about our
community and meeting some really great people. Our
volunteer opportunities include:
Program assistance for exhibits,
sales, and trips
Fundraising and finances
Web site support
If you have any questions or ideas relating to the Friends
or are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Our Mailing Address:
Wilbraham Friends of the Library
25 Crane Park Drive
Wilbraham, MA 01095
The Latest Friend's Newsletter Online