Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public Library

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Become a Friend

Your membership helps support ongoing programming at the Library.


Simply choose the membership level that’s right for you, then submit your tax-deductible contribution via credit card, PayPal or by downloading our membership form.




Use Credit Card or PayPal to pay for membership and/or make a donation. Use drop down box below to select the membership level and/or donation amount.  Membership is for the year 2020.


​Membership Form

If you don't care to join online. fill out the form and bring to the library or mail to:

Friends of Joshua Hyde Public Library

360 Main Street

Sturbridge, MA 01566

Download Membership Form 


  • Early-bird entrance to the preview book sales.

  • Quarterly newsletter

  • Ability to reserve museum passes up to 2 weeks in advance

  • Coupon for one free book at book sale or store upstairs

  • The opportunity to meet fellow community residents and help the library at the same time

  • Participation in social events

  • Pre-sale for event tickets

What the Friends Do

  • Organize the running of the book sales.

  • Operate ongoing lobby and mezzanine book sale

  • Provide the library with funds to purchase equipment and promotional items.

  • Fund programs for all ages.

  • Sort donated books and media

  • Represent the library at community events.

  • Help the library promote literacy in our community.

  • Assist with needs, not in the library's operating budget

  • Provide programs of community interest


Want to Volunteer?


The Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public Library host four book sales a year.  If you are interested in volunteering to work at the sale or other opportunities, please contact the Friends at

The Friends are a 501(c)(3) organization.  They are library supporters who are committed to strengthening the library and helping it provide the best service possible to the community.  We are also some really fun people!