Friends of the Library

A dedicated community

A Dedicated Community

The Friends are a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the Library and its staff. As an independent, non-profit organization, the funds raised by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library enable the library to provide services and programs beyond those funds in the Library’s annual budget.

Friends Make It Happen

Typically, gently-used books are offered for sale by the Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library at their annual Spring and Fall book sales each year. Thanks to generous donations from the community, proceeds from all sales support the library in providing programs and collection materials including but not limited to Museum passes, site licenses to show movies, DVD/Blu-Ray collection additions, Summer reading programs for children, teens and adults, lecture series, Chinese cultural programs, children, teen and adult programs throughout the year, equipment such as laptops for in-library use, internet hotspots, a telescope, a Roku, and so much more.

How Can You Help?

  • * Become a member
  • * Donate books:
    • We WELCOME:
      • Books for adults and children ONLY in good condition
      • Puzzles and games
      • Textbooks – no more than 5 years old
      • CDs and DVDs in good condition
      • Damaged books (moldy, torn, etc.)
      • Magazines or encyclopedias
      • Outdated travel or computer books
      • VHS tapes, cassettes, or vinyl records
  • * Frequent the used book carts
  • * Shop the book sales
  • * Attend programs and events at the library
  • * Volunteer your time

*Special opportunity! Friends of the Library fleece jackets – limited quantities – act fast!  Click here for more information:

FOL Fleece

FOBFPL Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Bonnie Kelly and Susan Rogalski
Co-Vice-Presidents: Renee O’Donnell and Margaret Jackson
Secretary: Linda Connelly
Treasurer: Joel Shwimer

Connect with the Friends

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Friends of the Bedford (MA) Free Public Library

The Friends of the Bedford Free Public Library is a 501 (c) (3) organization.