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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 2021.
(Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2021)
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
Donations - Memorial Gifts
Has your life been positively impacted by the Joshua Hyde Public Library? Would you like to see others enjoy the benefits of the library? If so, consider making a one-time or a recurring monthly donation that will help us fund Children’s programs, speakers, book discussions, Museum Passes and many of the other services that helps make our library great!
Has someone special in your life benefited from the programs provided by the Joshua Hyde Public Library or do they have an interest in the literacy and joys of our local area? If so, honor them with a gift in their name to help the library continue its vital mission in our community. Please note the name of the person who the gift is in honor or in memory of.
Benefits of Membership
Early-bird entrance to the preview book sales.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Friends are a 501(c)(3) organization. We 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!