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Friends of the Rowley Public Library

The baskets are in! This year’s prizes are the most valuable so far! We have over $2600 in baskets waiting for a winner. 2018 is all about the teens, with baskets filled with Dungeons and Dragons, Magic The Gathering, Manga & Anime, Harry Potter, and a huge basket of Young Adult Graphic Novels. Local Honey, Children’s Art Supplies, Legos, Winnie the Pooh, Institution for Savings, Bird Watching, and of course, the Gift Card Tree and more! Come see all 18 prizes and enter to win a basket for yourself or a friend. The drawing will be December 15th @ 1pm in the Library Meeting Room. You don’t need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are available at the Rowley Public Library at 141 Main Street, Rowley. The Friends thank everyone who donated a basket to the event. Stop in to check out all the baskets. For more information, call the library at 978-948-2850.

The Friends of the Rowley Public Library is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization whose sole mission is to support the Rowley Public Library by providing financial assistance to help defray the cost of library and staff development programs not covered under the annual operating budget, and by organizing volunteers to assist library staff.

Why support the Library?

Rowley is a unique community— and at the heart of it is The Rowley Public Library. The Library offers free and open access to information, education and learning. Thanks to the generous commitment of many dedicated citizens, the Library can continue to provide books, information and educational programs to the hundreds of patrons who come through our doors each week.

By becoming a member of The Friends of the Rowley Public Library, Inc., you can provide support to critical Library programs. There are two major ways to help:

Contributing financial support is critical to the Library’s success.

Membership dues and fundraising activities help provide a variety of programs, activities and materials to library patrons. Programs that the Friends have sponsored in the past include the following:

  • Summer Reading Program
  • Monthly Book Club
  • Computer Classes for Senior
  • Free Museum and State Park Passes
  • Concerts, seminars and authors’ lectures
  • Maintenance of gardens
  • New Building Campaign

Help support the Library by making a donation today. Click here for details.

Volunteering your time helps make it all happen.

FriendsLogoVolunteers play a vital role at the Rowley Public Library. By donating your time, talent and skills, you can support and enhance the Library’s programs, services and mission. We invite you to get involved with our broad range of activities, such as:

  • Bi-Annual “Some Like it Hot!” Rowley Chili Cookoff
  • Annual Book and Bake Sale (first weekend in May)
  • Annual Holiday Basket Raffle (mid-November through mid-December)
  • Membership
  • Gardening
  • Candidates Night
  • Do Dates! (Monthly E-Newsletter)
  • Program Awareness and Publicity

We invite all members of the community to join the Friends and get involved. Whether it is helping out once a year at a major event, making phone calls, or lending special skills — we need you.

Please consider volunteering any amount of time. For further information, please email or fill out the following application and deliver it to the Library. Thank you!





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