Friends of the Dedham Public Library

The Friends is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1982 and is made up of committed volunteers that work to support the Dedham Public Library staff, programs, and events in serving the community. We depend upon donations from individuals and community sponsors to help fund our efforts, as well as donations through AmazonSmile.

Anyone can join — and we hope you will. We value not only our members, but our community sponsors who help fund our Museum Pass Plus Program, which provides anyone with a library card admission to some twenty-five stellar museums — as well as to other exciting places and programs — at a significant discount.

We hold book sales five times a year and accept donations of books throughout the year on Saturdays at the main library from 9:30 — 11:00. Books from our sale shelves can also be purchased during these hours. To find out more about our book sales, please see the library’s Calendar of Events and http://www.BookSaleFinder.com. All the proceeds from our membership, book sales and other fund raisers go to support the library.

Recently, we’ve helped underwrite the cost of a wide selection of classes, events, and exhibits in the library for children, teens, and adults. And, we’ve provided funds to purchase forty pieces of new furniture, including comfortable new chairs and couches, as well as computer tables and chairs. We also offer books for young readers at Dedham’s Halloween Trunk or Treat Program.

We are an all-volunteer organization whose members love the library. We welcome your ideas, enthusiasm, and participation. If you’d like to join or learn more about our recent activities, please email us at friends.dedhamlibrary@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you — and thank you for your support!

(The function of this organization shall be limited to charitable and educational purposes within the guidelines of Sect. 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.)