Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Stoneham Public Library are looking for new members and especially new Board members!  If you have thought about volunteering in the past, if you are not sure if you have the time, or if you just love the Library, please call the Library Director at 781-438-2198 or send an email to!

**If you have not received a phone call or email about your Friends of the Library Membership, please reach out to **

Who We Are

The Friends of the Stoneham Public Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of the Library by funding materials, services, and programs not covered by the regular Library budget. Major fundraising activities in the past have been the annual membership drive, the annual book and bake sale, the on-going book sale (the book carts in the Library), and another special fundraiser once a year. In 2018 we sponsored a successful fundraiser with the Stoneham Garden Club and the Historical Society called Books in Bloom. The fundraiser raised more than $3,000 to support programs in both the Adult and the Junior Room. In Sept 2019 we had another successful fundraiser with Hank Phillippi Ryan called Mysteries in Bloom.

Thanks to all who purchased books and helped with our annual book sale. We appreciate it so much!

What We Do

The Friends provide funding for the following:

  • educational and cultural programs for adults and children
  • additions to the print, electronic, and audiovisual collections of the library
  • the Summer Reading Program

The Friends also provide one-time funding for special projects or equipment.


Annual Dues:

  • Individual $15
  • Family $25

Your contribution is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Stoneham Public Library. Register your membership here!