Friends News


The Wellesley Free Library is a gathering place, a cultural destination and a gateway to ideas for residents of all ages. Many consider it “the heart of our community.” The Friends is a group of Wellesley residents, independent of the Library and its staff, dedicated to enhancing the quality of our Libraries by providing services and programming that stimulate the minds of our children and adults.

News from the Friends

On April 20, Brian Cody will run the Boston Marathon on behalf of the Friends. Brian, his wife and two boys are Wellesley residents who have benefited from the great programs and services that are sponsored by the Friends.  Brian has committed to raise $5,000 for the Friends. Join us in helping Brian reach his goal.

All proceeds from Brian’s fundraising will be used to support the libraries by providing materials and programming otherwise not included in the budget, such as museum passes, children’s story time, middle school and teen clubs, music concerts, author lectures, and the fish tank. 

Help support Brian & The Friends. Donate Here.

“When I had the chance to raise money for The Friends of Wellesley Free Libraries and run the Boston Marathon, I jumped at the opportunity!” 

“Living in the Fells neighborhood with my wife and two boys,” said Brian “I especially appreciate The Friends support of the branch libraries, including a wonderful renovation of the Fells Branch , which is a cornerstone of our neighborhood.”

Last year, Margaret Nyweide ran the 2019 Boston Marathon and raised $4,500 on behalf of the Friends. Margaret, a Wellesley resident has three young children. The Friends cheered Margaret as she ran through Wellesley.

Watch the Marathon on April 20th with Friends. Join us in front of the main Library, as we cheer Brian along the route.

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Volunteers, the Heart & Soul of the Friends

Have you ever thought about getting involved with the Friends? It’s a wonderful way to make new friends and get to know the people who share your passion for the Library. If you are interested, send an email to The Friends or Become a Volunteer. We hope to hear from you! THANK YOU.