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Upcoming Meeting Dates: Unless otherwise noted, the Friends meetings are held on a quarterly basis in the meeting room on the ground floor of the main library. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6 PM - 7 PM
(Director's Office, 2nd Floor)

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 6 PM - 7 PM

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6 PM - 7 PM
(2016 Annual Meeting)


Friends News:

The Friends of the Library needs your new or gently-used stuff!

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We're hosting our 3rd Annual "Children's Shopping Day" on Saturday, November 28—when children ages 4 to 14 can shop for gifts on their own (or with the help of friendly library volunteers) for families and friends. The children will also get their gifts wrapped and tagged. All proceeds will support library programs.

We're looking for donations of:

  • Knickknacks
  • DVDs
  • Stationery
  • LEGOs
  • Toys
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Unopened puzzles and games
  • Small sports equipment
  • Men's ties, scarves, gloves
  • Women's scarves, jewelry
  • Children's books
  • Tools and gadgets
  • Gifts for men or boys
  • Unopened craft gifts
  • Gift bags, tags, tissue paper

Where and when can I donate? Drop off your donations at the library (downstairs at the circulation desk) on Saturday mornings between 10 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Donations are tax-deductible, so don't forget to ask for a Donated Goods receipt.

Come to our event on November 28! Enjoy one-stop shopping at the Pollard Library—select from hundreds of items costing between $1 and $5.
10 AM – 1 PM: Kids only (ages 4-14)
1 PM – 2 PM: Kids (ages 4-14) and Friends of the Library members
2 PM – 4 PM: Everyone welcome

Thanks for your support!


May 18, 2015

Dear Friends,

Terrific news! This past weekend we held our annual book sale and made over $2000 from book sales, bake sales, new memberships, and general donations. These proceeds will go directly into fully funding several of Pollard’s more expensive museum passes that come due this time of year, including the New England Aquarium, the Children’s Museum, and the Museum of Science.

Thank you very much to those of you who donated so many wonderful, gently-used books – it was a banner year for book donations! – as well as to those of you who volunteered so much time and good cheer sorting books and making this year’s book sale successful.

See you next year! Until then, we hope you’ll keep treating yourself to good cheap reads for sale in our ongoing book sale area located by the circulation desk on the library's ground floor.

Best wishes,
Amy Woo, President
Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library

Check Out Our PAST NEWS page for information on what we've been up to!!


Bylaws and Past Meeting Minutes:

About Us:

The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library is a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the library and its programs. Our primary goal is to support the museum pass program, allowing library patrons to visit designated museums at reduced admission prices. We also sponsor various other programs at the library, such as author programs, genealogy workshops, and movie nights.

Our funding comes from membership dues, donations, book sales, bake sales, and other events, as well as from ongoing sales from our book cart (located in the library next to the circulation desk).

We are committed to supporting the library and the Lowell community. Currently we host an annual book sale, and we plan to add more outreach and membership events in the coming year. Are you interested in a summer garden tour, a fall apple-picking party, a winter bowling night, or a spring wine tasting? Let us know your thoughts. We welcome your input and look forward to the opportunity to get to know you better.

Become a member!

Join us today! Annual memberships are $15 for families, $10 for individuals, and $5 for students and seniors. Your contribution will go directly toward supporting library programs. We are a registered (501)(c)(3)nonprofit. We would be happy to receive your check or money order accompanied by a membership form (available in the library or through the mail by calling 978-674-4120). You might also consider volunteering—we're always happy for the help!

Contact us:

PO Box 9474
Lowell, MA 01852
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Board of Officers:

Amy Woo Skinner President
Stacie Caldwell Vice President
Judy Whalen Secretary
Adriana Giraldo Treasurer





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