Friends of the Library

Who We Are

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 corporation whose purpose is to support and cooperate with the library in developing library services and facilities for the community, and to stimulate public support and community involvement on behalf of the library. Follow us on Facebook for the latest Friends news.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the Friends, please send an email to

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library is a registered charity with the Massachusetts State Attorney General’s Office.

What We Do

The Friends provide one-time funding for special projects, such as the library’s StoryWalk® and the benches on the library lawn, as well as a dependable source of support for:

  • free and reduced-price admission museum passes
  • educational and cultural programs for children, teens, and adults
  • the Summer Reading Program
  • maintaining the library’s gardens

Become a Member

Annual Membership Fees:

  • Senior/Student – $10
  • Individual Membership – $20
  • Supporter/Family – $30
  • Sponsor – $50 & above
  • Benefactor/Corporate – $100 & above

Click here to join or renew online!

If you would like to send a check instead, please make check payable to: Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library
Send or deliver to: Georgetown Peabody Library, 2 Maple St., Georgetown, MA 01833

Attend Meetings

The Friends meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month from September to June at 6 PM at the Library. All are welcome. The latest Friends meeting minutes and financial records. 

Fall 2024 Book Sale:

Thursday, September 12 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Friday, September 13 from 10 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, September 14 from 9 AM to 1 PM 

Sunday, September 15 from 1 PM to 4 PM – Bag Sale! $5 to fill a bag

The Friends will begin to accept donations for their Fall Book Sale starting on Friday, September 6 through Wednesday, September 11 during library hours.

Donations can include books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, board games, audiobooks. They must all be gently used and free from mold. Ask yourself would you be willing to give this to a family member or friend before you decide to donate to the library.

Support the book sale by helping with the sale set-up, work at the sale and, of course, shop at the sales! For more information, send an email to

Support the Friends

Each year, the Friends hold an Annual Appeal.  Click here for the 2024 Annual Appeal Letter and click here to make a donation online.

Click here for 2023 Annual Report on Giving for the Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library.

The Friends of the Georgetown Peabody Library, a 501c3 organization of volunteers, has been in place for 60+ years and continues to fund or subsidize the library’s activities. Contributions to the Annual Appeal are accepted at any time.

Book Nook

Come take a look at the Book Nook.  It’s to the left of the Circulation Desk at the Library.  You’ll find gently used and nearly new books on sale at very reasonable prices. The Friends take great care on updating the Book Nook with any donations from the Book Sale so come stop by.


Opportunities include helping with the book sales and assistance with special events and projects. For more information, please send an email to