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 the next dates and times:

  • Thursday, July 25, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Friday, June 26, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 27, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

The special themed-books table for July will be Beach Reads! The table will have a plethora of books appropriate to the wonderful time spent reading and relaxing at the beach. 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.


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

July 25-27 - Beach Reads
August 29-31
September 26-28
October 24-26 
November 14-16 - Jewelry and Purse/Accessories Sale
December 7 - Holiday Fair 


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 or mailing a check to:
Wareham Library Foundation PO Box 485 East Wareham, MA 02538
  Please make your donation today!

WFL Friends Duck Race Winners


Congratulations To 2024 Duck Race Winners

  • 1st prize Margaret Ishihara
  • 2nd prize Martha Maguire 
  • 3rd prize Nova Lomp

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

Leighah Beausoleil
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, 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