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.

  • Natick Nights pop-up book sales

    Stop by the Friends’ pop-up sales on the Morse Institute Library lawn most Thursdays (5:00-7:30) through July 27 as part of Natick Nights! Browse our carts with books for kids 0-12 ($0.50) and fiction and mystery books for adults ($1). Mark your calendar for our next big book, music, and bake sale – Sep 30-Oct…

  • Spring book/music/bake sale!

    May 20-21, 2023, Sat 8:30-4:30, Sun 12:00-3:00. 1000s of books + a selection of DVDs. $1 adult books, 50¢ children’s/tween/teen books. Book sale on lower level(children/tween books in separate room). Bake sale in lobby, music sale (CDs/vinyl) in Morse Room on 1st floor. Masks encouraged.

  • Two-day book & music sale

    January 28-29, 2023, Sat 8:30-4:30, Sun 12:00-3:00. 1000s of books + a selection of DVDss.  $1 adult books, $0.50 children’s/tween/teen books. Layout designed for less crowding; children/tween books in a separate room. Music sale (CDs/vinyl) in Morse Room on 1st floor. Masks encouraged.

  • Holiday raffle – final days!

    Want the chance to win $100 in Mass State Lottery scratch tickets? The last day to buy a ticket at the Circ Desk is Wed, Dec 21. Two winners’ names will be drawn on Dec 22, and all proceeds go to the Friends’ fundraiser for the new bookmobile.

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 morsefriendsvol@gmail.com. (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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