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(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

‘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.
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
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Imagination Library Annual Campaign
It's that time of year again. Our very successful Imagination Library program has 500 children from Wareham between the ages of birth and five years old who have registered to receive one free book each month mailed to the child's home. If you have donated before, you should receive a letter from the Friends asking you to continue your support of this early literacy program. If you would like to support the program and give the gift of reading, check Wareham Week the week of October 12 for a donation form. Or email and request a form. Only $25 will support one child for a year. We appreciate your support!