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Welcome to the Friends!

The non-profit FRIENDS OF THE ROCKPORT LIBRARY organization introduces library lovers to each other while building connections throughout our community.  Hosting meetings, events and book sales, the organization supports the library on several levels. In past years, we have helped purchase library materials; supported the annual butterfly gardens;  provided new book stacks and exterior railings; and funded programs that serve and delight everyone using the library.  


You can join us as a Board Member at our monthly one-hour meetings; donate and become a virtual friend; volunteer at book sale events; or all 3!  Your ideas, energy and friendship make our library a true community anchor. 


Annual Friends membership is $15.00 for individuals, $20.00 for a family, and $50.00 for a patron of the Friends. Your annual donation helps support the library in many ways and, as a member, you receive 10% off any of our community book sales.



We welcome volunteers all year long, especially during our 3 regular book sales held in May, July, and December. 

Half-day and day-long volunteer opportunities include: 

Book sales set up and break down 

Book sale cashiers/monitors for restocking

Book sale sorting and pricing

Creating and distributing event flyers, press releases

Annual Library Walk/Run, a 5K event in Rockport Village

To volunteer, ask questions, or join, please contact current board members,  Betsy Elwin, Ann Filley, Nelda McClellan, Brian Filley or Alice Cahn at  You can also leave your contact information at the library and we will be happy to call or email you.


Friends of the Library and our Butterfly Garden

Our current book sorters, Left to Right: Peter Chamberlin, Bobby Brown, Brian Filley, Nina Gallant, and Pris Wood.

Your gifts to the Friends made it possible for this wonderful summer butterfly garden.