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.


Autumn Book Sale a Huge Success!

Thank you, Friends, for all of your support for our 2023 Autumn Book Sale. We enjoyed welcoming so many of you to our Member Preview Night and throughout the sale weekend. We could not have enjoyed such a fantastic sale without your generous and high-quality donations of gently used materials. In fact, we had many patrons comment that “the books were brand-new!” Your donations make our sale possible and enable the Friends to support valuable programming throughout our Libraries’ branch locations. Thank you!

SAVE THE DATE! Be sure to return in April for our Spring Book Sale, April 25-28, 2024.

Cathy Bueker, Completes the 127th Boston Marathon for the Friends 

We are honored and appreciative of Cathy Bueker who ran the 127th Boston Marathon as the Friends 2023 Charity Runner. She “crushed” it on Marathon Monday finishing in just under 5 hours. Thank you, Cathy, for being a great Friend of the Wellesley Free Libraries!

Many thanks to our previous marathon runners:

Cathy Bueker, 127th Boston Marathon in 2023

Alison McCarthy, 126th Boston Marathon in 2022

Cara Rothman, 125th Boston Marathon in 2021

Brian Cody, 124th Virtual Boston Marathon in 2020

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.