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Friends of the Rowley Public Library

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.

6th Annual Holiday Basket Raffle

The baskets are back by popular demand! The Friends of the Rowley Public Library Annual Basket Raffle grows every year. Last year’s raffle reached new highs for number of baskets, value of the prizes, and importantly, money raised to support the Rowley Public Library.  As we begin to plan for this year, we need your help. Please consider donating a themed basket with a regular retail value of at least $50. You can donate with your family, a club or business. If you are unable to donate a complete basket, please consider donating a gift card for our gift card tree. Click here to download the Donor Registration Form

All baskets will be on display at the Rowley Public Library from November 18 to December 16.  Baskets are due by November 14. Email baskets@rowleylibrary.org or call 781-640-0006 for more information. All money raised will go to fund programs at the Rowley Library like the Summer Reading Program, Rowley Reads, kids’ yoga, author readings, the monthly book club and more!

NOTE:  Because the baskets will be on display for 4 weeks, we cannot accept donations of alcohol, tobacco or perishable items.

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 friends@rowleylibrary.org or fill out the following application and deliver it to the Library. Thank you!

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