Friends of the Dedham Public Library

Friends of DPL

The Friends is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1982 and is made up of committed volunteers that work to support the Dedham Public Library staff, programs, and events in serving the community.

The Friends Board ensures all proceeds from our nominal dues, generous donations, book sales and other fundraising goes to support the library.  While our book sales have long been a major way for us to raise funds to support the library (and for you to donate books you have read and want to share with others, as well as a great opportunity to find new treasures for your own reading pleasure) we have had to temporarily suspend both donations and sales because of Covid 19.  We hope to be able to offer sales in the future.  Watch the library’s Calendar of Events and for updates.

Anyone can join — and we hope you will. We value our sustainers, our book sale patrons, and our community sponsors who help fund our Museum Pass Plus Program, which provides anyone with a library card admission to some twenty-five stellar museums — as well as to other exciting places and programs — at a significant discount.

Before the recent health crisis, we were pleased to help underwrite the cost of a wide selection of classes, events, and exhibits in the library for children, teens, and adults. And, we’ve provided funds to purchase forty pieces of new furniture, including comfortable new chairs and couches, as well as computer tables and chairs. We are enthusiastic about the new children’s room furniture that will greet patrons when the library reopens.  We also annually provide books for young readers at Dedham’s Halloween Trunk or Treat Program.

We are an all-volunteer organization whose members love the library. We welcome your ideas, enthusiasm, and participation. If you’d like to join or learn more about our recent activities, please email us at . We look forward to hearing from you — and thank you for your support in response to our fundraising letters, visits to our book sales, attendance at library programs, and enjoyment of the Museum pass program.

(The function of this organization shall be limited to charitable and educational purposes within the guidelines of Sect. 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.)

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