Friends of the Library

FriendsOfTheLibraryThe Friends is a nonprofit organization formed to support, promote and aid the library. Membership is open to anyone. Membership dues, fund raising efforts, and gifts to the Friends are used to purchase materials and present programs beyond the library’s regular operating budget.

A regular mini-sale is held throughout the year. The Friends also sell Mansfield afghans and book bags. See display models in the library. The Friends are now accepting donations for their book sales! Books that are in excellent condition are accepted! Please call the library before bringing in your donations.

The Friends provide

  • Museum Passes
  • Children’s audiobooks
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Adult and Youth Programming

Recent gifts of the Friends

  • Matthew Graham, Magician
  • Farm Visits, live animal programs
  • Steve Rudolph, Magician
  • The Parent Backpack
  • Creature Teachers
  • Funding for supplies and snacks for all our crafts and activities throughout the year for children and teens
  • Refreshments for our monthly Thursday Night at the Movies programs
  • Funding for the Library Hamster

How to become a Friend

Pick up a membership form at the library and send to:

The Friends
Mansfield Public Library
255 Hope Street
Mansfield, MA 02048

Levels of membership:

Individual: $10
Family: $20
Senior: $5
Patron $30
Business $50

Book bags

Book Bags may be purchased at the front desk. These sturdy canvas bags are wonderful for your daily trips to the library! All proceeds benefit the library. They are useful, and make great gifts too.