Friends of the Library











Chelmsford Friends of the Library

Mission Statement:
To enhance the effectiveness of the Chelmsford Public Library System by providing support of both a financial and volunteer nature, to promote, sponsor, and to carry out educational and public service purposes and objectives so as to encourage citizen interest and participation in the public library.

Activities Sponsored by the Friends

The Friends are always looking for a few good members to serve as officers. Please consider becoming active in the Friends organization this year. The Friends meet on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30, usually meet in the conference room at the main library. Please check with the Reference Desk for up-to-date information. These meetings are open to the public.


Why should I Join the Friends?

If you wish to get more involved in your public library, consider joining the Friends of the Library.

The Friends group enhances the effectiveness of the Chelmsford Public Library by providing both financial and volunteer support. This support makes possible educational and public service programs for adults and children, as well as museum passes, computer workstations, equipment, and furniture for both the Anna C. MacKay Branch and the Main Library.

Your membership in this organization entitles you to receive Friends' mailings including the seasonal newsletter, Library Lines, to keep you informed about library programs, issues, and new resources. Membership in the Friends also entitled non-Chelmsford residents to use the library's museum passes (which are funded by the Friends).

Here are some common ways members participate in the Friends:

Help with the Annual Book Sale
  • Collect/sort books prior to the sale
  • Setup the night before the sale
  • Cashier/stock tables during the sale
  • Join the Book Sale committee
  • Online Book Sale
Help with 4th of July Activities
  • Join the 4th of July committee
  • Work the booth at the 4th of July fair
  • Sell raffle tickets
Help Throughout the Year
  • Assist with mailings
  • Data entry using Microsoft Excel/Word
  • Assist with Special Events
Join One of Our Other Committees
  • Membership Committee
  • Publicity Committee

Joining the Friends of the Library is easy. Simply print out a Friends application form, complete it, and return it with your donation to:

Friends of the Library
Chelmsford Public Library
25 Boston Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824


Contact the Chelmsford Friends of the Library

General email:

Co-President: Betty Mae Flaherty 978-251-8904
Vice-President: Laura Barefield
Book Sale Contact: Mary Kramer 978-256-7808
Membership Chair: Marti Michaud 978-256-1694