Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library is a certified 501c3 non-profit organization that helps support the Walpole Town Library. The Friends have two big fundraisers every year, a plant sale in May and a book sale in October. The money raised is used by the library for collection development and a wish list of items agreed upon by the library director and the Friends of the Library officers. To join the Friends of the Walpole Town Library pick up a postcard next time you’re in the library.

PLANT SALE: The plant sale ends September 25. New plants arrive every few days. Leave your cash or check (payable to Friends of the Library) in the jar.

If you use Amazon Smile when you shop .05% of the profits go to The Friends of the Walpole Library. It’s simple:

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  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice
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BOOK SALE: The fate of the annual fall Friends of the Library Book Sale is uncertain given the ever evolving Covid-19 situation. At a recent meeting, we discussed alternatives, and developed a plan for an ongoing Book Sale at Walpole’s ReUse Center. We anticipate beginning the sale in mid-August, once construction is complete on the new building. The books will be on library shelves and organized by topic. A list of suggested donations will be posted. As books are sold, the shelves will be restocked with new titles, so every time you stop by, there will be new books to explore. As in previous years, we are asking for book donations from the community. This year, however, we need to be very strict about the condition of donated books. We can only accept books that are in very good condition. Mildewed, mouse-fouled, or very worn books will be rejected. Also, please no textbooks or outdated travel guides. Book donation days will be limited to these 4 dates:
• Wednesday, August 5 & 12: 9 – 10 am
• Thursday, August 6 & 13: 5 – 6 pm
Books drop-off is at the “Chicken Coop” behind the Hungry Diner. Please wear a mask and your “patience cap”. To maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe we will direct cars through the gate – only one car at a time at the drop-off door. Details of the Book Sale may need to change over time. Thank you for your generous support! If you have any questions, please contact Carol Malnati at 756-9537

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