Thanksgiving Schedule     •     Fri, Nov 25  —  Central Library open 9 am - 5 pm.  Branch libraries closed.

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 (401) 738-5987 3166 West Shore Road   Warwick 02886 
Vice President Michael James Kanelos (401) 738-2480 (H) 117 Longmeadow Avenue Warwick, RI 02889
    (401) 298-3766 (M)    
Treasurer Loretta Furtado (401) 737-2083 3311 West Shore Road Warwick, RI 02886
Recording Secretary Diane M. Kanelos (401) 738-2480 (H) 117 Longneadow Avenue  Warwick, RI 02889
    (401) 261-5873 (M)    
Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Editor Jayne Berghorn (401) 578-7736 17 Bradley Avenue  Warwick, RI 02889
Membership/Marketing Chair Maureen F. Wishart (508) 369-9001 119 Edgehill Road Warwick, RI 02889
Board Member Cathryn R. Collins (401) 738-6288 (H) 22 Channel View #2  Warwick, RI 02889
    (401) 742-2199 (M)    
Board Member David P. Dupéré (401) 562-1255 (W) c/o  WFCU 480 Greenwich Ave.   Warwick 02886
    (401) 559-6336 (M)    
Board Member Yvette Kenner (401)  941-9013 x302 (W) 120 Oakland Avenue Cranston, RI 02910
    (401) 952-6270 (M)    
Board Member Evelyn O'Hearn (401) 885-3893 4160 Post Road Unit 26   East Greenwich 02818
Board Member Heidi Showstead (401) 317 0217 100 Glasgow Street#210 Providence, RI 02908
Auxiliary Board Member Megan Magee 401 864 5272 680 Chestnut Hill Rd. Wakefield, RI 02879
Auxiliary Board Member Sandra Hartley (401 739 7048 138 Hillard Ave. Warwick, RI 02886
Auxiliary Board Member Stacey Popules (401) 298 3370 22 McGarry Ave. Warwick, RI 02889
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