Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting ongoing library events such as summer and winter reading programs, special speaker and author visits, health and wellness programs, music concerts, art workshops, early literacy programs, take-and-make activities, online gaming, trivia and Comic-Con events, and escape room-type activities.
The Friends have sponsored StoryWalk® in partnership with the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department. They also sponsor the summer reading kickoff carnival, the holiday open house, the annual foreign film festival, and assist with funding the English Conversation Circle and Memory Café programs.
The Friends organization also supports the museum pass program, which provides patrons with discounted or free passes to many local Massachusetts attractions. They contribute to Light the Common, an initiative of the Shrewsbury Town Center Association, and they award a $1,500 scholarship to a deserving high school student every year.
All of this is made possible through various fundraisers, such as the annual book sale (click here for information on donating items) , and membership fees. Contributions are very valuable and enrich the programs and services offered at the library. To find more information about the Friends of the Library, including membership and donations, please visit their website or call 508-841-8609, x3. Informational flyers are also available at the library's Circulation desk.