The G.A.R. Memorial Library

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Friends of the West Newbury Library

Friends LogoThe Friends of the West Newbury Library is a volunteer, nonprofit, organization whose goal is to actively support G.A.R. Memorial Library in a variety of ways.  The group, which is open to all, raises funds to support library programming and improvements through its book sales and other activities.  It also seeks to create interest in and awareness of the library's services and its needs through outreach to the community.  The group aims to enrich the cultural life of West Newbury by sponsoring cultural and educational programs.

Join the Friends of the West Newbury Library.  The Friends welcome new members!
Download a Friends Membership Form and join today!

The Friends meet at 6:30 PM the second Wednesday of each month (no meetings July and August) at the library and are always seeking new members.  For more information, contact Sherry Pruyn at 978-556-4289.
President: Amy Martell       Secretary: Mary Moody      Treasurer: Dawn Watson

Purchase a Commemorative Custom Brick

Check them out in the walkways in front of the library

This is a great way to show you care about your library and your community.  Order a custom brick.  Families, businesses, organizations can all share in this lasting remembrance. This is an ongoing fundraiser.  Bricks will be done in batches and installed on the walkways near the entrance to the library. Download and print the order form  or visit the donor website at brick

  • Easy to order and tax deductible!
  • Only $100.00
  • A beautiful and lasting memory
  • Supports the Library programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Questions?  Contact the library at 978-363-1105 or email us at

Support the Friends of the Library

The Friends are a 501 (c) (3) corporation and donations are tax deductible

Support your library.  Fundraisers and donations to the Friends of the Library pay for over a dozen discount museum passes for your use and programs and entertainment for all ages.


You can support your library every time you shop at Amazon.  Click here on our unique link to select the Friends to receive your support.  Once you select our organization, we will receive 0.5% of the price of all your eligible purchases, regardless of whether you use our unique AmazonSmile link to return to the site. However, we recommend that you bookmark and use our link so you don't accidentally shop at instead of Only purchases made at are eligible for donations.


Book Donation Drop Off - Cancelled until further notice


The Friends gratefully accept donations of gently used, newer books, dvds and cds and books on cd for our book sale.
Sorry, we cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, moldy or damaged books, magazines, condensed books or vhs videos.

Because of space limitations, the library cannot accept donations at any other time.  Please do not leave boxes outside the library.

Book Sale - Cancelled until further notice


Raising money to support library programs and passes.

Twice a year the Friends of the Library hold a sale of used adult and children's books, dvds, cds, etc. at the Town Hall Building across from the library. Can't wait for the next sale?  Stop by the library.  A small sale of current fiction, non-fiction and childrens books is ongoing at the library.

Looking for Volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Library at 978-363-1105 or