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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.

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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 2021. 

(Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021)

​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

306 Main Street

Sturbridge, MA 01566

Download Membership Form 

Donations - Memorial Gifts


Your donation will help us to fund the Children's programs, speakers, purchase items for the library that are not in the town budget. 

Memorial  Gifts

Use the button below to give a gift in memory or honor.  Please enter a note indicating who you are honoring with your gift or who the gift in memory is for. 

Benefits of Membership

  • 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 info@sturbridgelibraryfriends.org

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!