Become a Member Today

There’s never been a better time to become a Friend… a Friend of The Osterville Village Library, that is.

For those who love the Library, believe in literacy programs, and understand the need to continually improve the Library System, a membership in The Friends is a great way to show support. Membership dues help fund the wide array of programs and activities sponsored by  The Friends to assist the Library.

Membership in The Friends has its benefits too: a chance to enjoy the fellowship of other library friends and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping the Library make knowledge and learning opportunities available throughout our community.

The following volunteer Opportunities are available:

  • Used Book Sale: sell and organize donated books for the book sale.
  • Phone Bank: Calling other Friends to help out at Library events.
  • Library Programs: Assist library staff in the arrangement and set up of fundraising and other events.
  • Hospitality: Helping with refreshments for Library programs and events.
  • Baking: Donating baked goods for the bake sale at library sponsored festival events.
  • Annual membership dues are only $10 for individuals and $15 for families. 

Your friends membership provides funds for the following library materials:

  • Large Print and Rental Books
  • Museum Passes
  • Audio Books
  • Adult & Children's Programs
  • DVD Rentals 

A membership in The Friends is a terrific gift to give to your family and friends.
To join The Friends, simply click on the Friends Membership tab, fill out the form and either mail it or drop it off at the library.

Become a Friend today!


History & Mission

There is evidence of a Friends of the Osterville Village Library as early as 1957. This group disbanded sometime in 1961, and was inactive until early 1981, when a dedicated steering committee worked diligently to reactivate the Friends. At an organizational meeting held in May of that year, 50 people attended. By year's end the Friends membership totaled 137 members. Today, there are more than 200 Friends of the Osterville Free Library. Over the years the friends have sponsored parties, flea markets, penny auctions, and an annual Christmas party. Speaker series programs have featured such individuals as Barbara Bush, Bob Vila, and Jill Ker Conway. 

The two largest fundraisers for the Friends are the ongoing book sale and the activities surrounding Osterville's Village Day. Gifts to the Library from the Friends include large print books, audio books, rental books, furniture, shelving, special performances, computers, and outdoor book returns. The ongoing support of the Friends is essential to the health of the Osterville Library.


Book Bags for Sale

The Friends of the Library are now selling Osterville Library cloth Book Bags.  Each bag is $5.00.  These can be purchased at the Friends' Bookstore or at the Main Circulation Desk in the library.   All proceeds go to the Friends.  


Books Valued for Insurance Purposes

The Friends of the Library are offering a new service for people who would like to have their books valued for personal or tax purposes.  Friends member and Book Dealer, Mr. David Yount is available to help you evaluate your books. 

Need a letter for tax purposes?  Call and make an appointment with David at 508-428-5757.