Friends of the Library

About Us

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.



None scheduled at this time, please stay tuned for future developments.


The Friends have a book sale planned for between the 16th and 20th of March, 2022  in the Large Meeting Room. 
There is a permanent book sale corner in the library, which is availble to browse any time the library is open. This has a very good selection of fiction, non-fiction and children's books, as well as DVDs. 
The library is now accepting small boxes or bags of donated books and DVDs in "as new" condition, to be sold to raise funds for the library. Please no magazines, encylopedias or textbooks. 




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.