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The Wareham Library Foundation recently donated $24,000 to the Town of Wareham to offset the Wareham Library Director's salary. This is the third consecutive year the Foundation has done so. We believe in the importance of a strong Library Director; consequently, in the current fiscal difficulties the Town is experiencing, we have helped to support the Director's salary.

In addition, the Foundation donated $5000 to the Town for the Library to purchase books and materials. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners requires a certain percentage of library funding to be spend on books and materials in order to qualify for certification.

The Library was decertified three years ago because it could not meet the other requirements of the Library Commission. However, thanks to the hard work over the past three years of our out-going Library Director, Michael Carlozzi, we look forward to becoming recertified this Fall.

For only $25 a year, you can sponsor a Wareham child from birth to 5 years old to receive one free book each month mailed to that child's home!

This is our third year in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, and we have 300 registered children so far! That means that we need to raise $25 for each of the five years the child is in the program, and we need to raise funds for each new child we register. Dolly Parton pays the rest of the cost and the mailing fees! How cool is she? Dolly believes reading=success in life!

Please consider sponsoring one or more of our youngest children to help them become reading-ready for kindergarten. Studies show that exposure to reading at the youngest ages not only helps to instill a love of reading, but is a strong indicator of future academic success.

Mail your check to Friends of the WFL, P.O. Box 735, Wareham, MA 02571

Want to register your child? If your child is a Wareham resident ages firth to 4.5 years, you can register your child at either the Main or Spinney Branch Libraries.


Monday, October 28 from 5-7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 29 from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday,October 30 from 9 am to 5:30 pm
Thursday, October 31 from 1 to 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 2 from 9 am to noon

NOTE: There will be no book sale in November. December 7th is the annual Holiday Fair. A small selection of used books, yummy home-baked cookies, craft vendors and the Friends gift table will be available from 9 am to 1 pm.

All proceeds support the work of the Friends of the Wareham Free Library.