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Please Support Your Village Library

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

We hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. It is with immense gratitude and excitement that we write to you today―a cherished member of our community.

We are once again reaching out to you for your financial support. We cannot keep operating this wonderful library without you! The Town of Barnstable provides less than 50% of what we need to continue.

This year we need to raise $89,000.

Can you help us?

What would we do without this precious facility that continues to provide:

  • educational and entertaining programs for children and adults
  • materials for you to borrow―books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl, puzzles,and more―available on our library shelves as well as through the CLAMS network, Libby, and Hoopla, and all for FREE!
  • passes to wonderful parks and museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts Boston
  • a comfortable and welcoming space to just chill, read, or meet with friends
  • a used bookstore for you to browse, with prices as low as one dollar!
  • a place for you to take your bottles and cans for recycling

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to show your continued dedication to this library and your commitment to the growth and enrichment of our village.

Thank you VERY much!

Warmest regards,

All of Us at Whelden

How Can You Give?


Visit us at :

to donate. You can make a direct donation or use Paypal.

By Mail:

A check made out to Whelden Memorial Library

Mailed to:

PO Box 147

West Barnstable MA 02668

In Person:

Drop off your gift at the library circulation desk

Consider Leaving a Bequest to Whelden in your Estate Plan


Andrea Figaratto, Director


Our $280,260 budget includes:

  • $25,725 for materials
  • $175,725 for staff
  • $38,709 for occupancy expenses
  • $8,000 for programming
  • $27,112 for our annual audit, insurance, equipment, and CLAMS membership

Whelden continues to thrive with your support...

Thank you!

The Trustees of Whelden Memorial Library...

  • Robin Fryer, President
  • Carol Allen, Vice President
  • Debra DeJonker-Berry, Treasurer
  • Pat Lawlor, Secretary
  • Caroline Ewing
  • Elaine Grace
  • John Laliberty
  • Jaime Rogers
  • Kenyon Gregoire
  • Courtney Pistone

Interested in becoming a Trustee?

Please consider joining our board!

Visit us online at to fill out our contact form, or email us at for more information.

What We Accomplished

  • Cultural Adventures: Explore museums and parks with our passes for free or discounted entry.
  • Borrow the Extraordinary: we've added a Seed Library, a Tea Library, vinyl records, record players, a dvd and cd player, Tonieboxes and headphones to our collection.
  • Support with Heart:The Friends of Whelden Library continue to run book sales twice a month in the lower level of the library. The Friends support the library with funds along with their own enthusiastic energy. Each year, this book sale contributes $6,000 to our operating budget. Thank you to the FOWL and those who donate books to our sale.
  • Diverse Programs: We offered over 200 programs, catering to various interests and ages.
  • Blossoming Gardens and Village Vibes: Enjoy annual Garden Tours during the Hydrangea Festival and explore exciting crafts/vendors at the Village Festival!

Thank you in advance for your generous support of the Whelden Library. We look forward to seeing you in the library and at our events.

Whelden Memorial Library

"Small but Mighty"

PO Box 147

2401 Meetinghouse Way

West Barnstable MA 02668


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