All Three Library Locations are Open to the public, on a limited schedule. See the schedule at

Masks are not required, but are encouraged. The CDC currently recommends masks and social distancing for those who are not vaccinated

Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries

Do you: 

  • Believe that resources should be free to all? 
  • Like what the library offers and would like to see it continue?
  • Believe that the library is an important part of your community?
  • Feel that programming for adults is an opportunity for lifelong learning?
  • Feel programming for children and teens is an important way to support the city’s youth?


The Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries have been working since 1999 to help the Peabody Library offer programs, experiences and more to keep the library’s community thriving. In 2018, the Friends provided the library with over $15,000 in funds that sponsored library programming thanks to the contributions of our members. The Friends strive to continue our support of the Peabody Institute Libraries but we can’t do it without your help

The Peabody Library engages its community through programs and resources but has no separate programming budget. With your support, the Friends can provide the library with funds to offer quality programming that serves the community’s needs. Please help us keep the library’s programs relevant and innovative by becoming a member.

Check out our newsletter to see what we’ve been doing.

Check out our membership brochure to become a member.

Show Your Support 


Show library love with mugs, hats, totes and more at all three Peabody Library locations.

Are you a business?

Help your community grow and be one of more than 40 businesses that partner with the library.

Flower Sales

Twice yearly we offer flower sales: poinsettias in winter; impatiens & geraniums in spring.


Donate your time at one of our monthly meetings, at the International Festival and more. 

Book Sales

Gently used books at all three Peabody Library locations; reads you don’t have to return.