Friends of the Wakefield Libraries will hold their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church High Street in Sanbornville.

Members will vote on the executive officers for 2021-2022 and hold a meeting following the election.


The Friends of Wakefield Library (FOWL) are currently meeting at St. John the Baptist Church on High Street in Sanbornville until library construction is completed. If you would like to join (and maybe ask a friend to join with you?) contact the Friends at and ask to be put on the email invitation list, or call the library at 522-3401. New members are always welcome!  Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon.

The purpose of the Friends is to organize and run fundraisers resulting in funding for library items not included in the annual budget.  For instance, the Friends have purchased carpeting, summer reading program materials, newspapers and magazines.  They have underwritten the Needs Assessment Study for the proposed library addition. 

Fundraising has included annual book sales, the "Art at the Gafney" annual raffle and an ice cream social and pie judging event.  Brainstorming is half the fun!  Meetings are the vehicle for discussion related to library needs and for socializing,

If you would like to join this lively group of library Friends, call the library (522-3401) for more information and/or to put your name on the email list for meeting notification.