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.  Our mission:


  • To provide enriching programming to support community interest;


  • To supplement library funding received from the town;


  • To support our talented library staff.





Did You Receive Our Fall Mailing?

Please help support our wonderful library by making an annual donation to the Friends of the Reading Public Library.



Your Friends Donation Supports


  • Passes to museums and local attractions

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

  • Enriching and fun programs such as Live Wires, Book Group Nights, and Toddler Sing-a-longs

  • Friends Concert Series

  • Movie nights

  • Teen Author visits

  • Vacation programs for children and teens

  • Friends Newsletter

  • Library Staff Development Day

  • Friends Book Sale Room, Second Chapter


Current 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

Find us: 

64 Middlesex Ave Reading, MA 01867