Friends of the Maplewood Library

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Established in 1942, Friends of the Maplewood Library (a 501(c)(3) organization) is a group of your friends and neighbors who have joined together to support the activities and programs of the Maplewood Memorial Library.

Friends are committed to:

  • Raising funds to support library programs and enhance library services through membership dues, semi-annual book sales, tributes and special gifts
  • Promoting and improving library services in both the Main and Hilton branches of our library
  • Guaranteeing that the library has a strong base of community support
  • Advocating in the community for the maintenance of high-quality library services

Friends have supported the Library by:

  • Sponsoring the Children’s/Teens’ Summer Reading Program, which is instrumental in encouraging hundreds of children and teens to develop a lifelong love of the enjoyment of reading
  • Contributing funds for the purchase of audiobooks, reference books, large-print books, art books, children’s books, media equipment, CCTV magnifier for the visually impaired
  • Supporting the Library’s eAudiobook program
  • Funding major improvements, such as the new website, the renovation of Memorial Hall, the redecoration of the quiet rooms and Hilton’s meeting room, the purchase of the adult circulation desk
  • Providing funds for the professional development of the library staff
  • Presenting special events and programs of interest to the community, including author talks, musical performances, children’s programs

Join Friends Today!

View pictures of last November’s book sale