Friends of the Library

For Friends’ Sponsored Programs for adults go to their Facebook page.

Who We Are

The Friends of the Stoneham Free 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 are the annual membership drive, the annual book and bake sale, and the on-going book sale (the book carts in the Library) and another special fundraiser once a year. In 2018 we sponsored a fantastic 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 Junior Room. We just had a wonderful special fundraiser with Hank Phillippi Ryan called Mysteries in Bloom. Ms. Ryan is a fantastic speaker and her mystery novels are great reads. A great time was had by all. Please join us for the Book Sale November 7-9th; Thursday November 7th at 7-9PM, Friday, 10AM-4PM, Saturday, 10AM-2PM.

What We Do

The Friends provide one-time funding for special projects, or equipment. We provide funding for following

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


Annual Dues:

  • Individual $15
  • Family $25
  • Lifetime $100

Your contribution is tax deductible. Please make checks payable to the Friends of the Stoneham Public Library.