Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Peterborough Public Library 
will be accepting donations starting April 16th.
Please use the donation box located on the southwest corner of the library off of the loading dock. 

The Friends of the Peterborough Public Library (FOL) is a small group of dedicated library supporters who started the group in 1986.  The goal of the Friends is to:

  • Foster an understanding of the Library's role in the community,
  • Increase the community's understanding of the benefits derived from the library in the areas of cultural, academic, career, recreation and leisure pursuits,
  • Build on the Friends' enthusiasm, talents and dedication to supplement Library services.

Every year, on average, the FOL donate close to $40,000 to the library for the purchase of a wide range of materials, including large print books, audiobooks and bestsellers. 

Anyone interested in joining as a volunteer of the Friends:

If you are a library user or supporter please note that we are not accepting new members during the time of the renovation.  However, when we resume in the newly renovated library we will welcome new members.

Thank you for donating materials to the Library over the years!

Book donations are important to the Friends of the Library, the money they generate at the used book sales are used to help purchase new materials and equipment for the library and they sponsor various library programs. 

we will gratefully accept:

  • Books in good condition — paperback and hardcover — for adults, young adults, and children bestsellers and prize winners
  • fiction and non-fiction 
  • CDs and  DVDs

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept:

  • moldy books, musty books, or books that have been affected by vermin or insects 
  • garage/yard sale leftovers
  • books with broken spines, pages missing, highlighting, brittle or yellowed pages  
  • books more than 5 years old in areas such as health, technology, business, law, textbooks, and encyclopedia sets  
  • government publications, pamphlets, weekly magazines   
  • Reader's Digest condensed books