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Friends of the Library

The Friends of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park have been the fundraising and volunteering champions since 1972. They sponsor special programs on art, history, music, and readings by renowned authors. In 2005, they established the Friends Endowment Fund with the interest going towards the operating costs of the Library and Park.

The Friends of Westerly Library and Wilcox Park are best known for the book sales they hold to benefit the library.  Currently they are held in the summer and winter. All proceeds from the sales go towards the purchase of new materials for the Library. Donated books are accepted at any time; please drop off donations at the Circulation Desk. If you would like to volunteer to help at our book sales, please leave your name and phone number at the Circulation Desk.

Our next book sale is April 25th to 28th, 2018 with a Friends Preview Night on Tuesday, April 24th.



For questions about the Friends, or to Volunteer, contact Maria, Membership Chair, at
To join the Friends of the Library, please use the attached form.

Thank you for your Support!



 The Friends of the Westerly Memorial Library and Wilcox Park periodically post below donated books for sale. We list books of local interest, rare books and unique books. If you require more information, or wish to purchase, please contact Margy Long ( or Deb Howson (



Posted 1-16-2018:


1. A Dog of Flanders, Ouida (Louisa de la Ramee) illustrated by Harvey Fuller, Albert Whitman Co., Chicago, 1927, 1st ed., dust jacket intact but ragged. Book in good condition with bright illustrations and large print. 128 pgs.      $10


2. Yugoslavia, Nagel Travel Guide Series, Nagel Publishers, Geneva, 2nd ed., 1968. 576 pgs., 31 plans in b&w., 32 pgs of plans in color, 1 road map of Yugosalavia, 2 folding maps in color.      $12


3. Hot Countries, Alec Waugh, The Literary Guild, NY, 1930. Woodcuts throughout by Lynn Ward. Green cloth cover, no d.j., gently worn. A good reading cope.  $8


4. The Life of Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, 2 vols., Admiral Bacon, Doubleday, Doran & Co., NY, 1929, Red cloth boards. Both volumes clean, in good condition. $15


5. Mortimer Mouse and the NEW Ocean House, Ardith M. Schneider, author and illustrator, 36 pgs. Self published with help from the Westerly Preservation Soc.

Clean, glossy hard board cover. Like new. Recent.    $10


6. Elsie Dinsmore, Martha Finley, Howard C. Christy, illustrator, Dodd, Mead & Co., NY, 1896, 342 pgs. Tweed cloth cover with gilt and green lettering & decoration. Spine bumped, contents clean and tight.   $15