In the last year, your membership dues and book sale purchases have allowed the Friends to support outstanding community programming at our Library, including the following. Join the Friends today and help us continue our work.

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  • Audiovisual-(DVDs)
  • Audiobooks
  • Express Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Launch Pads
  • Museum passes
  • Computers and Monitors
  • Book Pages Subscription
  • Newsletter


  • 3D printing filament
  • LEGO Robots (ongoing Robotics club)
  • Felting program
  • Zombie Survival Course program
  • Henna with Heather program
  • Books for Hobbit Camp
  • Improv with Eric Fulford
  • PCFF Movie making Workshop
  • Painting Party with Mermaid Masterpieces
  • Summer Reading Prizes
  • Write RI writing workshops
  • Book release party – books to give away
  • Peter Johnson (Author Visit) – Books to give away
  • Prizes for Peep Diorama contest
  • Fish Bindery Field Trip
  • Hands on Henna with Sudiksha program
  • Many, many supplies (and goodies) for various craft programs


  • Dancing Threads-Sewing
  • Animal World Experiences
  • Eric Fulford Comic Creation
  • Fiddle N Fun-music and motion
  • Farm Fresh-food
  • Warm and Fuzzy-Animals
  • Pumpernickel Puppets
  • Peter Boie-magic
  • Rob Coyne-music
  • Keith Michael Johnson-weather
  • Matthew Gabriel-animals
  • Rock A Baby-music
  • Summer Reading Club materials and prizes
  • Many, many supplies (and goodies) for various craft programs

Adult Programming Friends of the Library Sponsored (Adult) Programs: 

  • (Sept thru May) Monthly Meditation with Mary Scannell
  • Refreshments/Supplies for Programs
  • Facebook Promotions for Some Programs 2017
  • Prizes for the Summer Reading Program for Adults
  • Three (3) Mandala Workshops with Candace Breen
  • Two (2)-Part Learn to Quilt Workshop with Pamela Adams
  • WinterNight Concert with Kenneth Bonfield 2018
  • Intro to Embroidery Class with Karen Katin
  • Public Performance Rights for A Man Called Ove
  • La Bella Musica Concert for Valentine’s Day
  • Intro to Sewing Class with Karen Katin
  • Living Literature performance of The Hate U Give
  • Celtic ConFusion Duo for St. Patrick’s Day
  • Superfoods Lecture & Demo with Dawn Berthelette (part of Cookbook Swap)
  • Hummingbirds of the Americas Lecture with John Root
  • Summer Poetry Writing Workshop (6-meetings in July/Aug) with Kara Provost
  • Memoir Meetup with Ellen Walsh & Linda Carvelli
  • Prizes for the Summer Reading Program for Adults