Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Whately Library is an independent, 501(c) 3 organization whose mission is to promote the interests of the library so that its services and activities, may benefit the public to the greatest extent possible. The Friends provide financial support to programs, projects, events and materials whose costs are not met from the library’s annual operating budget.

Fundraising activities contribute to the following:

Museum passes for free and reduced rate admission to area museums

Summer Reading Program

Technology Support

Author Talks

Summer Concert Series

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Children and Young Adult Programs

Those interested in any level of involvement are encouraged to attend out next monthly meeting at the library. The group meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 pm.  New members are always welcome.

If you can’t donate your time, how about becoming a supporting friend?  The Friends offer annual membership to those who would like to financially support the library on an annual basis.  We offer a variety of support levels to choose from:

Individual:  $10
Family:        $25
Patron:       $50
Event Sponsor:  Contact the Friends at for sponsorship opportunities or more information.

For more information contact the library or email us at:


Friends of the Whately Library
PO Box 187
202 Chestnut Plain Road
Whately, MA  01093