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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. They are also some really fun people!


You can join the Friends by downloading the Membership Form or paying online.


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.

Friends Membership and Donations

*If using credit card option select membership level or donation amount. You will be taken to the Paypal check out screen. If doing a membership and donation select one and return to this screen to choose the second option.

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  


Friends' Benefits


  • Early bird buying privileges at the preview book sales.

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

  • Participation in social events.

  • Free book at sale

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

Membership Levels:

Senior (over 65)        $5

Family                      $15

Family                      $20

Sponsor                   $50

Patron                      $100

Benefactor               $500

Life Member         $1,000

Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public Library