Save the Date

Cranberry Coast Gala to benefit the Wareham Library Foundation

Friday, June 28

Onset Bay Center, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Hearty Hors d'ouvres, Music and Dancing, Live and Silent Auction

Find out how you can help!  

Monthly Used Book Sales

2024 monthly Used Book Sales continue! 

As always, the Friends have a wide range of books for all ages and on all topics. Here are this month dates and times:

  • Thursday, May 23, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday, May 24, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 25, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

The special themed-books table for May will be Cape Cod & The Islands! The table will have a medley of books on topics relating to our wounderful corner of the world! We continue to accept your clean, gently used books that can only be left in the Friends' cart in the library hallway.

All proceeds from our book sales are used to support the Wareham Free LIbrary and the Spinney Branch Library. Thank you for your continued support of our efforts.


2024 BOOK SALES

The 2024 schedule for our book sales! Mark your calendars. 

May 23-25 - Cape Cod & The Islands
June 27-29 - Sailing / Pirates
July 25-27 - Beach Reads
August 29-31
September 26-28
October 24-26 
November 14-16 - Jewelry and Purse/Accessories Sale
Dercember 7 - Holiday Fair 

Donate

Help keep our library funded and accredited. Your donation will help “Bridge the Gap” between the town’s funding and what is required to operate the library at full capacity. The gap is roughly 20% of the library’s operating budget each year. Make your donation today by visiting our website www.supportwarehamlibrary.org or mailing a check to:
Wareham Library Foundation PO Box 485 East Wareham, MA 02538
  Please make your donation today!

‘Bridge the Gap’ fundraiser reaches $10,000 goal

Leighah Beausoleil editor@warehamweek.com
Jun 27, 2023
The Wareham Free Library’s annual spring fundraising campaign, “Bridge the Gap,” met its goal of raising $10,000, with A.D. Makepeace matching the donation.
Eileen Scully, president of the Wareham Library Foundation, said the majority of the donations collected by the foundation came from residents.
She said the foundation met with Makepeace board members on the morning of Tuesday, June 27 to collect their check.
Scully said this is the third year Makepeace has pledged a matching donation.
“The foundation is grateful for the community’s support and the support from A.D. Makepeace,” she said.
She added the matched donation is a “huge boost” for the library’s operating budget.
Though the town owns and operates the library, only 80% of its budget is covered through municipal funds. The remaining 20% is collected by the library foundation and the Friends of the Wareham Free Library through fundraisers like “Bridge the Gap.”
The campaign began Monday, May 1 and will end Friday, June 30. The library is still open to additional donations.
Donations can be made at supportwarehamlibrary.org, or can be mailed to the Wareham Library Foundation, P.O. Box 485, East Wareham, MA 02538.


(Left) Makepeace Board members Kevin Phelan and Abigail Gilmore Anderson, Makepeace Board Chair Robert Karam, Makepeace Cranberry Operations team member Jessica Fluegel, Wareham Library Foundation President Eileen Scully, Makepeace Board member Chris Makepeace, Library Foundation Treasurer Eliese Catarius, Library Foundation Board members Elissa Heard and James Mendes, Makepeace Executive Assistant Andrea Fessenden, Makepeace Board member Eric Strand, Makepeace President and CEO Jim Kane, Makepeace Board member Jeff Crowley and Wareham Library Director Patrick Marshall pose with the matched donation check. Photo Courtesy: Eileen Scully