Friends Flatbread Fundraiser – Tuesday, Oct. 25

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a fundraiser at the Flatbread Pizza Company at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA.
The fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 5 PM to 9 PM.
 
For each pizza sold – in the restaurant or as take-out – Flatbread Pizza will generously donate a portion of the proceeds to the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library. 

Museum Passes

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library generously provides funding for the museum pass program. These passes allow free or reduced admission to some of the Boston area’s most popular institutions.

Want to reserve a pass? Check out our Museum Passes section on the website for more information and for reserving a pass online. You can still always call us (978-352-5728) to reserve a pass.

Friends of the Library Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all!

The beautiful blue quilt, crafted by the Merrimack Valley Quilters, which has been on display in our library this past year, has found a lucky winner to bring it home.  Congratulations to Calvin Watson!  May it bring you much warmth and joy.

The whimsical book birdhouses, created by Gloria Swanbon, were on display during the annual Book Sale week and drew a lot of interest.  Congratulations to the following winners:

Baby’s First Book- Peggy Smith

Tale of Two Cities- Jim Saunders

Winnie the Pooh- Jess Hinchliffe

Veggie Cookbook- Jessica Vasilenko

The Friends also raffled off four themed Georgetown Peabody Library book bags filled to the brim with new and gently used books. Congratulations to the lucky winners:

Writers Bag- Christian Ford

Novels Bag- Mary Janson

Mystery Bag- Dorothy Bibbo

Children’s Bag- Karren Cummings

Congratulations to all and many thanks to all those who participated in the Book Sale- all our patrons for their donations and purchases and the many volunteers for their time, effort and dedication.  We are grateful to have a wonderful group of Friends to support our library and all its programs!

2016 Friends Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library will be having their Spring Book Sale starting Friday, March 11 through Wednesday, March 16.

We do accept book and media donations year-round, but this would be a great time to bring your donations to the library!

Books should be gently used, clean, and free from mold. We cannot accept phone books, encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals, Readers Digests, or VHS tapes.


Friday, March 11 from 3 PM to 7 PM
Buy 2 books, get one free!

Saturday, March 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Teachers and Children’s discount!

Sunday, March 13 from 1 PM to 4 PM

Monday, March 14 from 2 PM to 8 PM
Senior discount!

Tuesday, March 15 from 10 AM to 8 PM
Bag sale!

Wednesday, March 16 from 2 PM to 8 PM
Bag sale!

There will be a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books available.

There will also be raffle drawings for themed book bags, beautiful birdhouses, and a quilt!

Proceeds from the book sale benefit library programs and museum passes.
For more information, email the Friends at georgetownfol@gmail.com

2015 Friends Book Sale & Craft Fair

It’s time for the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library’s annual book sale, when we
clear out all the books we’ve been saving year round – just for this event!

Everything must go!

book-saleHours are as follows:
Friday, Sept. 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Special promotion on Friday night, join the Friends and get 5 books free!
Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, Sept. 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

There will be a bag sale on Monday afternoon. Books will be sold for $3.00 a bag.

There will be a wide variety of hardcover and paperback books available.
Prices range from 25 cents to $2.

Proceeds from the book sale benefit library programs and museum passes.
For more information, email the Friends at georgetownfol@gmail.com

Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

This outdoor event will be held on the library lawn. Fee is only $10 and will help the Friends! For more information on the craft fair, please contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net

Book Donations

Spring cleaning? Looking to donate your books to the library? The Georgetown Peabody Library and the Friends of the Library are glad to accept donations for our Book Nook and our book sales. They help us to support programming and museum passes.

bookPlease observe the following guidelines:

• Please bring your donations during library hours. Do not leave donations outside or in the book return bins.

• Books should be gently used, clean, and free from mold.

• We cannot accept phone books, encyclopedias, outdated computer manuals, Readers Digests, or VHS tapes. Please take those to one of the many recycling facilities in town.

If you have any questions, please give the library a call at 978-352-5728. Thank you!

Books in Bloom – Saturday, March 21

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The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are hosting a “Books in Bloom” fundraising event on Saturday, March 21st, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

“Books in Bloom” features floral arrangements that represent books and other media available at the library. Local floral designers – amateur and professional – are welcome to participate. The displays will be placed throughout the library that evening for guests to admire. Many of the displays will be available for raffle.

Tickets are $20. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Those interested in submitting a floral arrangement can contact Joan Chatterton at jdchat@verizon.net or Gloria Swanbon at grammyglorias@aol.com. To purchase tickets, please contact Betty Hastings at betty.hastings@verizon.net. The Library also has a limited number of tickets to purchase.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Library children’s programs, the museum pass program, and the purchase of books and other resources!

Georgetown Quilters Exhibition

IMG_1768The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are pleased to present the Third Annual Georgetown Quilters Exhibition. These quilts will be on display during the months of February and March. There will be a reception on Saturday, February 7 from 9am to 1pm where you can meet the quilters who will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions. Refreshments will be served.

An additional attraction that day will be A Celebration for George Peabody, the benefactor of the Library, on the anniversary of his 220th birthday! Come and have a piece of cake and tour the Peabody artifacts and memorabilia as well as the quilts.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to stop by.

May Local Authors’ Event: Scott Jones

ScottThe Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are pleased to host Scott Jones on Wednesday, May 28 from 6:30 – 8 pm. Scott Jones is the owner of Georgetown Fun (www.georgetownfun.org) , where he publishes information about events taking place in Georgetown. He is also an amateur photograph, DJ, and sound and lighting expert. Through his Georgetown Fun activities, Scott works on and photographs many town events. He has recently published a photographic guide to Georgetown, filled with event and location photographs as well as useful information about the town.

Join us for a lively discussion, Q & A, and book signing! There will be light refreshments and books for sale. All proceeds from the book sales help to pay to support Scott’s Georgetown Fun volunteer activities.

April Local Authors’ Event: Dyan deNapoli

dyanThe Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library are pleased to host Dyan deNapoli aka “The Penguin Lady” on Wednesday, April 30 from 6:30 – 8 pm. deNapoli will talk about her book, The Great Penguin Rescue. Dyan’s mission is to raise awareness and funding to protect penguins – to that end, she donates 20% of the proceeds from her book and every appearance to penguin rescue groups.

Join us for a lively discussion, Q & A, and book signing. There will be light refreshments and books for sale.