The mission of the Friends
of the Jacob
Edwards Library is to be the fundraising arm of the Library. We
are a non-profit organization that raises money for items such as
library programs, books, furniture, subscriptions, museum pass
memberships and other materials as needed.
Isabel Lopes, President
Louise Majiewski, Vice President
Barbara Day, Treasurer
Katrina Eberly, Secretary
MBLC Friends Resource Guide
The Friends meet on the
third Monday of
every month at 6:00 p.m. in the Library's Mills Room. If this falls on
a holiday, the meeting will be held the following Monday.
– The Friends
provide a number of free and discounted passes to area museums and
attractions. Click here
for more information.
and Adult Programs –
Throughout the year, the Friends sponsor a number of programs for
adults, teens and children. The Friends are the primary
source for most programs offered through the Jacob Edwards
Library. All programs are free and open to the general
public. See our Calendar
for a list of current events.
Programs – The
Friends generously support the annual Summer Reading Program for
children, teens, and adults. Each summer, this program
and exciting programming to keep children and teens and promotes
reading during summer vacation.
Library Box Office -
Friends of the Library sponsor this monthly film series.
Unless otherwise noted, all films are screened on the second
Thursday of every month, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pioppi Room. See the library calendar for upcoming films.
– The Friends
offer a number of items for sale throughout the year. Canvas book
bags ($5) and decorative brass pins ($3) of the
building are available for purchase at the Information Desk on the Main
Floor. Also, the Friends offer copies of the library-produced
of Southbridge documentary ($15 for VHS, $20 for
DVD). Merchandise is available for
purchase at the Information Desk on the Main Level.
- For $1 a cup, purchase coffee and tea in a variety of flavors, or hot
chocolate. A Keurig machine is located at the main desk.
– A variety of books and media for sale on bookcarts located on the Lower
Level of the
Library. All merchandise is donated and freshened on a
We accept gently used
items for the
Book Sale throughout the year. Items must be in good
and relatively new. We cannot accept donations of condensed
books, magazines or reference sets. Donations may be given at
Information Desk on the Main Floor.
Booksale is held in
the last weekend of March each year.
- In 2005, the Friends created a partnership with local artists for the
purpose of fundraising, and Artful Friends was launched. Through
generous donations of original art and gift certificates from local
businesses, attractive prizes are displayed through the month of
June. Patrons can take chances for these prizes.
New members are always
Membership forms are available at each Check-out Desk in the
Library. Your membership dues go directly toward supporting
Jacob Edwards Library.
62+ – $5.00
of the Jacob Edwards Library