Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries

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Analogic • AAA Northeast • Boston Bounce Peabody • Citizens Inn • Community Credit Union Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral HomeEastern Bank Charitable Foundation • Fraternity Lodge 118 IOOF • Gravoc • Holden Oil Luso-American Credit UnionMetro Bowl, Inc.Peabody Institute Library Foundation • R.P. McLaughlin Co., Inc. • Stocker Oil Company, Inc.

Friends of the PIL

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

Annual Geranium and Impatiens Sale

The Friends are committed to raising funds in order for the Peabody Institute Libraries to offer some of the best programs and services in the area. We are again selling beautiful geranium and impatiens plants this spring. Flowers will be ready for pick up at the Main Library on Saturday May 12, in time for Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. For your convenience the order form is available online. Even if you are not interested in placing an order, we hope you will consider making a donation as all proceeds benefit library programs.