The Friends of Thayer Public Library is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the library through  cultural and educational activities. The Friends fund continuing improvement of library facilities and programs.  The group also serves to ensure gifts and memorials go directly to support the library.

Check the library calendar to see all the special events the Friends have scheduled!


Friends Book Sale

Be sure to stop by the Friends’ ongoing book sale on the Lower Level of the library. The sale is open during library hours and always has a wonderful selection of like-new books in a wide array of subjects.  All proceeds from the sale benefit the library. Unfortunately the Friends are not able to accept donations in the library at this time.  Learn more here.

The Friends of Thayer Public Library are proud to announce that the Friends Book Sale received the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award,

Honorable Mention,  for bookstores.


Proceeds from the Friends of Thayer Public Library fundraisers and book sales fund projects such as:

Programs & Projects – Every year the Friends sponsor special programs to enrich your library experience for children, teens, and adults.  Over the last few years, the Friends were able to fund emergency repairs to the elevator, a new security system, the lovely gardens surrounding the parking area, landscaping services, gutter repairs, and the children’s room.  In the future, we plan to sponsor One Braintree, One Book and lighting changes.

Used Book Sale – Purchase gently used books at bargain prices at the ongoing book sale on the Lower Level of the library. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of books, DVDs, CDs, or audiobooks.

Friends Café – Relax with a drink and snack and even some quiet conversation in the Friends’ Cafe on the Main Level of the Library.

Gardens – Take the time to  enjoy the beautiful flower gardens the Friends planted along Washington Street.

Become a member of The Friends of Thayer Public Library. Membership in The Friends is open to all.

Applications are available online and at the library.

Annual Dues: Supporter $10; Associate $20; Patron $50; Contributing $100 or more. Your contribution is tax deductible. For more information, call 781-848-0405 ext. 4402 or email us at