Friends of the West Bridgewater Public Library is an organization of volunteers that helps to support library programs and services. In addition to the Museum Pass Program, we sponsor a variety of programs, library services, and the Reading is Fundamental book distribution program for West Bridgewater public school students in grades one through five. We have an on-going Book Sale at which we merely ask for a suggested donation.
We are re-grouping and restructuring and planning some great new activities for the Fall! Join us every other First Thursday of the month at the WBPL at 7 p.m. to plan our next events! Come to our next meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 6:30 p.m.
In 2016 we sponsored the following enhancements to the library:
- Summer Reading Program
- All of the museum passes
- Infant changing tables in both men’s and women’s rest rooms
- The Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer that will be used by kids and adults starting in January
- The Polar Express Event
- Refreshments at the folk music concert in November, 2016
- Many additions to our collections
Here are some of the events we are planning:
Amazing Race: April 30 @ 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Using the new library phone app, take your team around West Bridgewater snapping shots and doing goofy things. Register your car load of friends and family at the Main Desk of the WBPL and pay $20 for your group.
Thoreau Bicentennial Concert August 12 @ 4 – 5 p.m.
Join us to celebrate the 200 birthday of Henry David Thoreau, America’s first environmentalist at a sing-along concert at Pratt’s Landing on River Street in West Bridgewater. This free event will feature the music of Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richard. A great family fun time.
Become a Friend of the West Bridgewater Public Library:
Annual Membership Dues:
Short Story $15.00
Best Seller $50.00
Epic $500.00 (memorial)
Please make checks payable to the ‘Friends of the West Bridgewater Public Library’. All contributions are tax deductible. You can fill out a form and give it to the staff at the Circulation Desk of the library.
*Please visit the calendar of events page on the WBPL’s homepage for further information regarding scheduled sponsored events and the regular meetings of the Friends of the Library.
Books for a suggested donation:
Donated books are located on bookshelves near the side library entrance and near the magazine (periodicals) area. Suggested donations are: Paperback books – fifty cents each or three for one dollar. Hard cover books – one dollar each or three for two dollars. Children’s books – twenty cents each or five for one dollar. Videos and DVDs – one dollar.