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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 22, Margaret Nyweide ran the 2019 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Friends. Margaret is a Wellesley resident with three young children. All proceeds from her fundraising will be used to support such programs as Book Babies, author lectures, museum passes, the fish tank and more. The Friends cheered Margaret as she ran through Wellesley. Margaret Booked it!  The marathon is a distant memory but there is still time to Support Margaret for her Boston Marathon accomplishment.

The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries would like to extend our deepest appreciation for the generosity of Middlesex Savings Bank. Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced financial contributions to local non-profit organizations including the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries. Thank you, Mike McAuliffe, Chairman & CEO, and the entire Middlesex Savings Bank family, for your leadership as being a great community partner.

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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.