The Friends of the Reading Public Library is a separate, non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to enhancing library services in the town of Reading. Each year we raise $30,000 to $40,000 to deliver these programs not otherwise funded.

Our mission is to:

  • provide enriching programming to support community interest;

  • supplement library funding received from the town;

  • support our talented library staff.

We meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month, September through June.


Who are the Friends?

 Our 2021-2022 Board:

President:  Eleanor Delaney

Vice President:  Leslie Haley

Treasurer: Rosie Martel-Foley

Asst. Treasurer: Denise Wyer

Secretary: Kara Schmitt

Donor Relations: Judy Coltman and Denise Wyer

Communications: Lynda Zarrow

Friends Book Sale Room: Liz Krugman

Members at large: Pat Kuecker, Sheila Young, Desiree Zicko


Your Friends Donation Supports

  • Exam Cram

  • Paws to Read 

  • Winter Warmers

  • Children’s, Teen’s, Adult Summer Reading Programs

  • Book group nights, crafting, lifelong learning events

  • Friends Concert Series

  • Movie nights

  • Author visits

  • Vacation programs for children and teens

  • Happy Place

  • Friends Book Sale Room


Passes Sponsored by the Friends:

Boston Children's Museum

Museum of Fine Arts

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Discovery Museums

Institute of Contemporary Art

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum