Friends of the Medway Library wishes to thank all those who helped
make a successful fall book sale. This year many businesses helped out,
including Star Market who donated recyclable bags and Whole Foods who
gave large brown paper bags for our Bag Sale. Szechuan Gardens
Restaurant in Medway is also a supporter of Friends and donated gift
We especially thank all those who have donated books to the library and Friends throughout the year.
But it is the volunteers who help so much. All year long this group of
about a dozen people have sorted books, prepped the space and helped
during the actual sale. They not only work hard they also have so many
good ideas that add to our programs and fundraising for the library.
Friends also appreciated the Medway Library director Margaret
Perkins and all the librarians who give us space and encouragement.
All money raised by Friends is used for new library materials, programs
and museum passes. Friends also sponsors monthly Lego Club and Family
The next large sale is in May although the Ongoing Book
Sale across from the library’s circulation desk is always stocked.
Look for the popular Winter Beach Reads Sale beginning in January.
Check the Friends blog,
friendsofthemedwaylibrary.blogspot.com, for information about donating
books, volunteering or programs.
Meg Hamilton and Diane Busa, Co-Presidents
Friends of the Medway Library
If you have a teenager who
may enjoy helping us out with the club, please email Diane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all who have donated Legos or given special donations for us to
buy Legos. We are always looking
for more Legos so we can have more children be involved in this
fun and creative activity. We can always use more Green and Blue plates or other building platforms.
Check out the latest article about the Friends from the Country Gazette paper....
AT THE LIBRARY: Friends of Medway Library donate $17K
MEDWAY -- The Friends of the Medway Library presented a
check for $17,000 to the library at the June’s trustee meeting. The
funds were raised throughout the year from the Friends book sales,
donations, and memberships.
Meg Hamilton, co-president of the Friends, acknowledged all the volunteers who spend hours sorting books and planning programs.
are the people really responsible for helping to raise so much money
for our library. And we have a great time working together, too," she
"But we can only raise funds for the
library if people continue to donate books and media,” she added. "Why
not take the summer to go through the books your children have outgrown
or downsize by cleaning off bookshelves? Just drop them off at the
The money raised by the Friends is
used to supplement the library budget. According to Medway Library
Director Margaret Perkins, “The funds given to the library by the
Friends are vitally important and have enabled us to purchase thousands
of new books.”
In addition to raising money for
the library, the Friends group sponsors free monthly Lego clubs and
family movies, the Gingerbread Festival and the Southern Rail Concert.
The Friends group also provides discounted passes for Southwick Zoo.
Plans for this summer include a Scrabble club as well as a film series
Major book sales are in May and
October, but there is a small ongoing sale near the circulation desk
throughout the year. Right now the popular Summer Beach Reads cart has
almost-new paperbacks for $1.
Busa is especially excited about the Medway Library’s future Maker
Space and has helped to prepare the new 3D printer. Busa stated, “We are
so happy that the Friends is part of the planning committee and hope to
help create an area where people can explore interests as well as use
some advanced technology.”
The Friends want to thank everyone who participated in our fund raising events (becoming a friend, renewing memberships, May & Oct Books Sales, the Ongoing book sale, etc). Every penny helps the Library and we would not have had such a successful year without a strong community.
Friends of the Medway Library would like to thank all those who helped this fall to support the
library. Our volunteers spent months sorting books and tending to the
book and raffle sales. Their commitment and hard work made our October
Book Sale and raffle a success.
In addition, numerous businesses have contributed to Friends programs and raffles. We
would like to acknowledge Cassidy's Clubhouse, Anthony Maki of Franklin Country
Club, Starbucks, Regal Cinema, AdPrint, Whole Foods, Panera, and Roche
Brothers. We also appreciate all the local businesses that allow us to display flyers.
Discount tickets to the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, are available for purchase at the Medway Library circulation desk. The cost of a discount ticket is only $15.00 each! (Regular prices are $24.00 for an adult and $18.00 for children 3-12 and seniors 62+.)
The library will ONLY accept a check or cash as payment for the tickets!