Friends of the Cambridge Public Library

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The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library is a membership organization, separate from the library itself, which helps support programs and community events at each of our neighborhood libraries.

You can join the Friends today and help support your local library!

Through membership dues and fundraising events, the Friends sponsors important programming at the library, including the free museum passes, the annual Cambridge READS program, author appearances, summer reading programs for children and teens, games for the children’s room, and new collections and equipment for the citywide library system. The Friends’ signature fundraising event is the Secret Gardens of Cambridge, a popular biennial tour showcasing hidden gardens around Cambridge.

This year and last, the Friends have emphasized technology for the library, with the purchase of content for the new collection of e-readers that library patrons can check out and new sound equipment for the large meeting spaces at the main library. With the goal of bringing more people into the library, the Friends also organize and host a number of community activities. In many cases, the Friends’ support enables the library to provide services for its patrons that go beyond the scope of city and state budgets.

Join the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library today! 

Complete this membership application and submit with a check made payable to the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library.  Mail to: Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138.

There are multiple membership levels to choose from and all donations are tax deductible. When you join the Friends, you'll receive a sticker for your library card that you can also use at participating neighborhood retailers for a discount.

For more about what the Friends are doing:

Like us on Facebook
Find out about the Secret Gardens of Cambridge, our biennial fundraising tour of gardens around Cambridge
Buy Cambridge Voices: A Literary Celebration of Libraries and the Joy of Reading, with illustrations by Sage Stossel

We look forward to seeing you at the library!
The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library Board of Directors


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