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Friends of the Rowley Public Library

The Friends of the Rowley Public Library Annual Basket Raffle grows every year. Last year’s raffle raised almost $1,500 to support the Rowley Public Library. It is time to prepare for the 2018 raffle!
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. The basket might contain the tools to start a new hobby or keep a resolution. If you are unable to donate a complete basket, consider donating a gift card for our popular gift card tree.
NOTE: Because the baskets will be on display in the Library for four weeks, we cannot accept donations of tobacco, alcohol or perishable items.
All baskets will be on display (along with your organization’s name) at the Rowley Public Library from November 17 to December 15. Donations are due November 13. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Library starting November 17. The drawing will be on December 15 at a reception at the Rowley Public Library. Come enjoy some snacks and see who wins your basket!!
Interested in donating? Email or call 781-640-0006 for more information. Basket registration forms are available at the Rowley Public Library. 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!

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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