Friends of SPL

friends logoThe Friends of the Sandwich Public Library is an all-volunteer non-profit group of individuals, families, organizations, and businesses who share an appreciation for the resources and services of the Library, and who support, enhance and stimulate the use of them.

Yearly membership in the Friends of the Library is $30.00.
Join the Friends or renew your membership using Paypal or your credit card: 

Or download a form and mail to the Library at 142 Main Street, Sandwich MA 02563.

All contributions are tax deductible.

Membership fees and other monies raised by the Friends are used to sponsor and support programs, projects, and other Library resources such as:

Museum Passes
Author Events
Library’s Website
Craft Programs
Film Groups
Computers, Copiers, and Printers
Book Discussion Groups
Music Programs
Adult, YA, and Children's Programs
Interior Improvements
Exterior Beautification

* See the Library Events calendar for more details on specific programs and events.

* The Friends of the Sandwich Public Library Board of Directors-

President – Tammy McDevitt
Vice President – Pat McKean
Treasurer – Marian Gurney
Secretary – Diane Ranney
Alice Baker
Gail FitzGerald
Jeanne Kleinberg
Joan Margeson
Lynn McDonald
Becky Milburn
Antonia Solitro
Heather Kissel Walsh

Board meetings are open to the public and occur on the third Thursday of each month (except August) beginning at 10:00am in the Library.

*Annual Richard J. Connor Award-

The Friends of the Sandwich Public Library sponsor the Richard J. Connor Award in the amount of $2,500.00. This award will go to a graduating senior residing in Sandwich, regardless of where he/she goes to school, and who is continuing his/her education as a full-time student at a fully accredited institution. This award honors the Library's retired director, Richard Connor, and our intent is to provide financial assistance towards the purchase of the recipient's textbooks for his/her continuing education.

*Get Involved with the Friends of the Library

Volunteers are accepted and appreciated to help support the many Friends activities. We have many opportunities -  book sales, bake sales, assistance with programs/events, fund-raising, etc. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know of your interests and availability to volunteer for the Friends.

*Make a donation –

You can help us with general support or by sponsoring a specific event, program, or even a museum pass. Local businesses and groups, like the Sandwich Women’s Club, Kiwanis, Sandwich Artisans, American Legion, and the Sandwich Garden Club have been helpful in the past.

If you would like to make a donation to the Friends, other than by membership, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*Newsletter –

Our newsletters are sent out via e-mail. If you would like to receive them, please send your e-mail address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you will be added to our e-mailings.

*Book Sale –

Friends volunteers hold a Book Sale every Saturday, year round, from 10:00 till Noon. Funds raised by the book sale go directly to helping the library.

*Donating to the Book Sale -

We appreciate your donations. Drop off your books, films, and music any time the library is open. Please be considerate, and donate books in good, saleable condition. Help us help our community.

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