The Friends of Dedham Public Library is a non-profit organization that promotes use of the resources and services of the library for the community. The Friends support and assist the Library Director and staff in providing programs beneficial to library patrons and the general community.
The Friends depend upon donations of cash and books from individuals and community sponsors to fund its programs. We hold an annual membership drive, but anyone can join throughout the year. We solicit community sponsors, in particular for the Museum Pass program. We also handle bequests and other private donations to the library.
We hold book sales 4 times a year. We accept donations of books throughout the year. Please drop off donations during library hours – check the website or call ahead. Please leave large donations [multiple bags or boxes] at the main Library building only. To find out more information about our book sales, please see the library’s Calendar of Events for more details.
The primary use of the money raised by the Friends is for Children’s Room programs. In addition, the Friends provide funding for the Museum Pass program. We have also provided funding for the software necessary to create the library website.
The Friends is an all-volunteer organization. The volunteers are people who love the library and work to encourage awareness of the value of the library to the community.
If you would like to learn more about our recent activities, please click here for our latest newsletter.
If you are interested in supporting the Friends, you can join by filling out this form and returning it to:
Friends of Dedham Public Library
43 Church Street
Dedham, MA 02026
The Friends can be reached at or leave your name and phone number with a staff member at the circulation desk.
The function of this organization shall be limited to charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Sect. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Friends of the Dedham Public Library Book Sale
• Saturday June 13: 10 am – 3 pm
• Monday June 15: 5 – 8 pm – Mass market paperback browsing begins at 4:30 pm – Half -price or Fill-a-Bag for $5.
• Tuesday June 16: 10 am – 3 pm – Half -price or Fill-a-Bag for $5.
Books – Hardcovers, Trades, Mass market paperbacks, Large Print, Children’s and Young Adults’
Audio books – Videos – Music CDs
All proceeds from these sales support the Friends of the Dedham Public Library, including the Museum Pass and Children’s Programs.
The Friends is an all-volunteer organization that depends on your book donations throughout the year. We cannot use books in worn, torn or poor condition. Please, no books with mold, mildew or smoke odor. No encyclopedias, textbooks, outdated computer manuals, condensed books. Books may be dropped off at the Main Library or the Endicott Branch during open hours – please check the website for the schedule.