Friends of the Morse Institute Library – Welcome

Founded in 1990, the Friends of the Morse Institute Library is a volunteer-led non-profit supporting the programs and priorities of the Morse Institute Library. Our funds help provide patrons with museum passes, Speed Reads, large print books, programs for all ages, and much more.  Join us!

Please excuse the rudimentary appearance of our website while we are updating it.

  • Bookmobile arrives!

      On June 1, the Morse Institute Library dedicated the Town’s new bookmobile to Dr Joseph Keefe. Thanks to the patrons, Friends members, donors, shoppers, and volunteers, whose generosity of time and money made it possible. The Friends raised $80,000 (1/3 of the cost), presenting a ceremonial check at the dedication.  Look for the bookmobile…

  • Two-day spring book sale

    Mark your calendar for May 18 (8:30-4:30) and 19 (12:00-3:00) for the Friends’  spring book/bake/music sale! Adult and teen books will be on the lower level (along with DVDs), with books for children and tweens; vinyl and CDs; and tempting baked goodies on the Morse Institute Library’s main floor.

  • Thank you!

    Thanks to all of the volunteers, donors, and shoppers who made the January book, bake, and music sale such a success! Mark your calendar for the spring sale on May 18 and 19.

  • Two-day winter book sale

    Come to the Friends’ winter two-day book, bake, and music sale on Sat, Jan 27 (8:30-4:30) and Sun, Jan 28 (12:00-3:00), with thousands of good condition used books plus a bake sale and CD/vinyl sale. Adult books are $1, and books for children, tweens, and teens are $0.50. Sale tables are restocked throughout the weekend…

6 responses to “Friends of the Morse Institute Library – Welcome”

  1. Hi, I am interested in working as a volunteer at the library. I am a retired lawyer/homemaker who has patronized the library for years. Please let me know if you are looking for helpers! Holly Glidden

    • Holly, I can’t speak for the library, which may have its own volunteer pool, but we’d love to have you as a member of the Friends and a Friends volunteer. You can pick up a membership form at the Friends’ Book Nook in the library lobby and indicate that you’d like to volunteer. You can also join on the website and then email (We’re a membership-based nonprofit, and dues are an important part of our fundraising effort.) – Terri Evans, President

  2. I am trying to leave a donation for myself and my husband. I do not want to do it thru PayPal and I was unable to do it thru my credit card. Also how do I put both of our names on the donation?

    • Julie, I apologize for this overdue reply! We would welcome your donation, and the simplest way may be to pick up a membership form (on a rack near the library’s front door) and write a check (to Friends of the Morse Institute Library) in the amount of your choosing. Put it in an envelope addressed to the Friends and turn that in at the Circulation Desk, asking them to put it in the Friends’ mail basket. Thank you so much!

    • Pam, thank you for your offer of a large number of books to donate. I’m afraid we are not able to pick up book donations, but if you can get them to the library in boxes of bags, there’s a donation cart in the Book Nook just inside the front door. So we don’t get overwhelmed, we ask people to drop off no more than 4 bags or 4 boxes at one time.

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