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Friends of the Rowley Public Library

friendsThe 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.

Friends seek three new Board members

At our Annual Meeting in June 2017, The Friends of the Rowley Public Library, Inc. will need three new Board members to replace the current President and Treasurer, both of whom will be stepping down, and to install a Vice President, a role that has been vacant for a number of years. Officer terms run one year, from July through June, and meetings currently are held every other month. The Friends are forming a Nominating Committee to vet candidates and present a slate of nominees for the members to vote on at that meeting. We invite members of the community who have an abiding interest in supporting our library through fundraising or volunteering at our many annual events to get involved. No prior library experience required – just your ideas, energy and enthusiasm! The current Board is committed to ensuring a smooth transition for new officers. Please email  or contact Pam Jacobson, Library Director, if you are interested.

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
  • Lantern Parade
  • Concerts, seminars and authors’ lectures
  • Maintenance of gardens (through Nature’s Way Landscaping)
  • 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:

  • Annual “Some Like it Hot!” Rowley Chili Cookoff (typically in early November)
  • Annual Book and Bake Sale (first weekend in May)
  • 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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