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Friends of the Library


We are a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the library so that it can thrive in this new technological environment and provide high quality, lifelong learning. Annually, proceeds from memberships, donations and fundraising events support the library by helping improve and expand library services, facilities, equipment, and provide programming for all ages. Additionally, the Friends have provided funding for numerous special projects such as One Book/One Community.

So many ways to be involved...

Do you love the library? Do you want to volunteer? We invite everyone to be involved - adults, teens, families - all are welcome because there are so many ways to participate. Meet new people who welcome your energy and creativity.       

Some ways to be involved include:

  • Become a Friends' member
  • Volunteer during our fundraising events
  • Come and have fun at our fundraising events
  • Assist with our ongoing book sale and the annual book sale in June 
  • Support children, tweens and adult library programs and services
  • Serve on the Friends Board
  • Promote community awareness and advocate for the library

Have ideas? Let us know!

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This program is for Webster residents only and is generously funded by the Friends of the Gladys E. Kelly Public Library.


Becoming a Member

New and former members are always welcome to join. Becoming a Friend is an easy way for you to thank our library and community. Know that your contribution will touch the lives of people in the community. To become a Friend of the Gladys E. Kelly Library please click the link below, pick up a membership card at the library front desk, or email email hidden; JavaScript is required to volunteer.

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Our Next Event...

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Executive Board

The Friends are governed by an executive board whose officers are elected for two year terms at the annual meeting in September. Current members are:

  • Paul LaFramboise, President
  • Allison Caraceni, Vice President
  • Elizabeth Procter-Gray, Secretary
  • Patricia Nectow, Treasurer
  • Susan Buehler
  • Robin River
  • Steven Place
  • Judith Keegan
  • Anne-Marie Palermo

Book Sales

The Friends sponsor an ongoing book sale in the lobby of the library. We are in need of book donations! We accept all types of books except text books, encyclopedias, or other reference materials.  If you are interested in volunteering, please email email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Do You Collect Old Books?

Come shop our rare book collection upstairs. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Gladys E. Kelly Public Library.

Some highlights include a First Edition copy of Wildfire at Midnight by Mary Stewart for $200, and a First Edition copy of The Merchant of Yonkers by Thornton Wilder for $250.

Costume Swap

The Friends of the Library held a costume swap during the months of September and October. Costumes were donated to the Library during September, and those who donated were given a ticket to exchange for a new costume on October 5th. A great time was had by all!


Garden Committee

Have a green thumb? Interested in helping with the Library's garden? Contact email hidden; JavaScript is required if you are interested in joining the Friends' Garden Committee.

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