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Friends of the Library

SPECIAL EVENT!  Books & Brews: A Friends of the Library FUNraiser


The Friends of the Warwick Public Library is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that assists the library in its work as an important educational, cultural, and recreation center in our community.


The Friends sponsor concerts, storytimes, movies, museum passes, and summer reading and help with purchases and projects. 


The Friends raise funds through two, bi-annual book sales and through individual, family, and patron memberships, and we encourage you to join us as a member to help keep our library active and strong.


Annual Memberships:


Individual/Family    $10

Patron                    $25

Business                $100


Click here to pay online




Download Friends' Membership Form Here if you wish to mail in your membership check.



Public Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 23, 2023


Friends of the Library Book Sale 

September 22 - 24.


The sale kicks off with the Book Sale Preview on Friday, September 22 from 5 - 8 p.m. The Preview is free to members of The Friends, and non-members can attend for $10.

The Book Sale runs on Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on Sunday, September 24 from 1 - 4 p.m.

The Friends of the Library Book Sale helps fund programs for children, teens, and adults, including concerts, museum passes, and the Summer Reading Challenge.

You can donate your books and DVDs to the sale, too. Drop your tax-deductible donations off at the Welcome Desk whenever the library is open.

President Cheryl A. Cotter      
Vice President Michael James Kanelos      
Treasurer Loretta Furtado      
Recording Secretary Diane M. Kanelos      
Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Editor Jayne Berghorn      
Membership/Marketing Chair Maureen F. Wishart      
Board Member David P. Dupéré      
Board Member Yvette Kenner      
Board Member Evelyn O'Hearn      
Board Member Heidi Showstead      
Auxiliary Board Member Megan Magee      
Auxiliary Board Member Sandra Hartley      
Auxiliary Board Member Stacey Popules      
Deputy Director,WPL Ellen O'Brien (401) 921-9760 (W) Central Library   600 Sandy Lane   Warwick 02886
Library Director, WPL Aaron Coutu (401) 921-9759 (W) Central Library   600 Sandy Lane   Warwick 02886

The Friends of the Warwick Public Library are offering a scholarship this year to a graduating high school senior who resides in Warwick. The applicant must show proof of good academic skills, good citizenship, and must have performed some type of community services throughout their years in high school.

The scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00. It will be awarded to a student who plans to continue their education at a college, university or trade school. The scholarship will be presented at the Friends Annual Meeting which takes place in May of 2023.
The deadline to apply is March 31, 2023. Click here for the application form.
Applications may also be submitted to the Reference Desk at the Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, R.I.