Join The Friends of The Wagnalls Memorial!

Preserving the buildings, gardens, artifacts, letters, and artworks for the enjoyment of visitors and residents is a continuing challenge, as is maintaining library collections and services. These challenges are being met by people like you who provide private gifts and their time to help in these endeavors.


The purpose of the Friends group is four-fold: educate the public; recruit volunteers; produce events and programs; and assist in fund raising. 

Membership Levels

One year membership:


Student (13-17)  $10

Adult $20

Family $45

Business $80

How can I help?

If you have a talent to share, we would love to talk to you!  Here are some ideas of ways to help, however we would also love to hear your ideas:


  • Fundraising
  • Book Sales
  • Children's Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • Decorating for Holidays
  • Selling used books on Amazon
  • Monetary support
  • Being a Friends Board Member
  • Volunteering in the library


Sign up incentive for the month of December

Everyone who joins in the month of December will be entered to win one of four Yankee Candles with a photo of The Wagnalls Memorial.


We are also offering an additional fundraising raffle through the month of December to benefit our friends group.   The prize is a beautiful bag, containing many book-related goodies, including a Nook tablet!  Raffle tickets are available in the library at a cost of $1 each or $5 for 6.    

How do I sign up?

We have sign-up forms available at the library, or you can download the form below, complete it at home and return it to the library.