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 from September through June.


Who are the Friends?

 Our Board:

President:  Eleanor Delaney

Vice President:  Leslie Haley

Treasurer: Rosie Martel-Foley

Asst. Treasurer: Denise Wyer

Secretary: Jean Clark

Donor Relations: Judy Coltman and Denise Wyer

Communications: Lynda Zarrow

Second Chapter Book Sale Room: Liz Krugman

Members at large: Joanne Harney, Pat Kuecker, 
Alissa Onigman, Kara Schmitt, Sheila Young, Desiree Zicko

Purchase an RPL Mug & Support the Friends* 

*Fantastic mug only. Candy and cute puppy not included.

Your Friends Donation Supports


  • Museum & discount passes

  • 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, Second Chapter


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

Lowell Spinners

New England Aquarium

Zoo New England

Only $12