Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries

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Did You Know?

The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries support programs for adults, teens and children in our community. We also support programs at the West and South Branch Libraries.

The Friends provide museum passes for Peabody residents.

The Friends offer college scholarships to Pages that have worked in any of the three Peabody Libraries.

For an example of how Friends' funding supports the library, please read this thank you letter from the Children's Librarian.

Support Your Libraries

In these difficult economic times, the Peabody Institute Library strives to maintain the quality programs and services that have made it so effective in serving the needs of the community. The library has no separate programming budget; it is through the generosity of people like you that the Friends are able to help fund the library's numerous programs and services.

Please consider making a donation today. All proceeds benefit library programs. The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Your donation is fully tax-deductible.

To become a member, please fill out the membership application and deliver it to the Main Library or one of the branch libraries. Checks should be made payable to "Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries." The Friends also accept donations through Paypal, which is a safe and secure way to donate. When you click the Paypal "Donate" link, you are directed to the PayPal site. You will receive a detailed transaction receipt for your tax-deductible donation once your transaction is complete. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a donation to the Friends on the site. Through PayPal, the Friends can accept donations in any amount from all major credit cards or directly from your bank account.

Thank you for supporting the library's programs and services.


Friends News

New Gift Ideas from the Friends - Just In Time For the Holidays!

Quilted Book Covers Are Now Available! A limited supply of handmade, quilted book covers are available at the Main Library. They are perfectly sized for mass-market paperbacks and will help to keep soft book covers in good shape. At only $10 they make great gifts! Quantities are limited so get yours before the stock is gone!

The Friends will also be selling ear buds and ball point pens at all three library locations. Be sure to check them out on your next visit!

All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries.


Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries Gives Scholarships to Deserving Pages

ElinaAt the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries meeting on Wednesday, June 5th, three college-bound Library Pages were each given $200 scholarships to help them with their college expenses. Elina Mako, Library Page at the Main Library attended the meeting and was presented with her scholarship and certificate by Gerri Guyote, Assistant Library Director, and Paula Kilcoyne, President of the Friends. Ms. Mako will be attending the Massachusetts College of Pharmacology. Two additional Pages were unable to attend the meeting, but also received scholarships: Lindsay Broderick, West Branch Library Page, who will be attending the Rochester Institute and Technology, and Kelsey Littlefield, South Branch Library Page, who will be attending Holy Cross College. The Friends wish these Pages the best as they embark on their college endeavors.

The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries offer this scholarship annually to Library Pages as a way of showing appreciation for the Page’s hard work and dedication to the Peabody Institute Library. Eligible Pages who are planning to attend college are encouraged to apply for the scholarship during their senior year of high school. This year, the Friends decided to grant three scholarships because of the high quality of the applicants and the applicants’ commitment and service to the Library.

Pictured from left to right are: Paula Kilcoyne, President of the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries; Elina Mako, Library Page and scholarship recipient; Gerri Guyote, Assistant Director, Peabody Institute Library