Who Are the Friends?
We are the Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public Library in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The Friends were incorporated in 1985 to raise funds for the expansion of the Library building. We continue to support the Library in its outreach to the community, through not only books, but newer technology, allowing greater access to information and entertainment for all members of the public. The Friends organize the annual book sales and other activities to raise funds. We also provide a greater commodity to our library – you the volunteers – who give time, know-how, hard work and creativity (as well as a ton of used books!) to all our endeavors. Thank You!
Book Sale Co-Chairs:
Jane Zavistoski - Leila Glaser
Anne Fisher - Sara Connor
What do the Friends do?
The Friends Fund:
Children’s Program Supplies
Arts and crafts supplies; Story Time and project supplies; Seed for window bird feeder; to promote reading
Summer Reading Program
Special programs such as: African Rhythms and Dance; Having Fun with Fossils and Dinosaurs; Magical Stories from Around the World Breakfast Club; Arts & crafts projects; Prizes
Framed bookmarks and Reception for winners
Museum Passes and Discounts
Passes or discounts to 15 Fun places to visit
Adult Book Discussion Group
Monthly book discussion; Stewing over Mysteries program; Author visits – Local authors; Hallie Ephron
Adult Programs and Summer Reading Program
Stealing Rembrandts; Gravestone Girls; Lizzie Borden; Maichack Arts; Indian and Chinese Cooking; On-line job Search
Children and Youth Programs
Puppet shows, magic shows, jewelry making, music & rhythm; Christmas with Santa; Red Sox Day; Farmer Minor and Daisy (pig); Star Wars Symposium; YA Mindbender & Mentalist program
Printer; Tables for meeting room; AccuCut Equipment, Nook and e-books; Scanner; Speaker system;
Lists up-coming events; reports on activities
News and information; How to Volunteer; Donate
Printing, Postage, Misc. administrative expenses