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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.


Alison McCarthy Ran

The 126th Boston Marathon for the Friends

Many thanks to Wellesley resident Alison McCarthy who ran the 126th Boston Marathon on behalf of the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries. Alison is a Wellesley resident and practicing patent attorney, Alison and her husband have a son at the middle school and a daughter in at Sprague. 

“My children are my motivation for running,” said Alison. “Training for the marathon this spring is an example to my children that setting a goal and completing it requires a choice and a plan.” 

“We love and appreciate living in Wellesley and the Wellesley Library is an amazing resource for everyone in our town. I love to read, so raising money for the Library by running Boston is a gift to me and a great way to pay forward.”

Support Alison’s Run

Many thanks to our previous marathon runners, Cara Rothman, 125th Boston Marathon in 2021, Brian Cody 124th Virtual Boston Marathon in 2020, and Margaret Nyweide, 123rd Boston Marathon in 2019.

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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.