Friends of the Mashpee Library

Who Are The Friends?

The Friends of the Mashpee Library is a non-profit 501(c) 3 volunteer organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the Mashpee Public Library.  Participants are community members who support the mission to provide free and equal access to information, materials, and programs to all Mashpee residents.

Our members advocate for a strong library. We believe that ours is one of the best and most-used libraries on Cape Cod, and that it deserves an engaged organization that supports the community’s desire for library services.

We have an active board of directors, amazing civic and corporate partners, and many dedicated members and supporters. Your support and generosity strengthens the Mashpee Public Library and ensures the continued growth of library services.


The Executive Board

President Yvette Shakespeare
Vice President Janet Beal
Treasurer Karen Perillo
Assistant Treasurer Mary Arian
Corresponding Secretary Susan Bergeron
Recording Secretary Sheila Blair


What Do the Friends Do?

We raise funds for programs, materials, and services.  Some examples are:

  • Summer Reading
  • Free Summer Lunch programs
  • Storytime and Children’s Programs
  • Museum Passes
  • eBooks
  • Volunteer Appreciation
  • Continuing Education
  • Special Events

With the support of our community, the Friends have been able to enhance our services, collections, and programs. We promote the Library through participation in local events and causes to increase awareness of the library and its services to the community.



Donate to the Friends by becoming a member, contributing to their annual appeal, or purchasing a ticket to an event or raffle. Donation forms and envelopes are available at the Library’s main desk year round. Pledge your support today.



If you are seeking a fun and rewarding experience you can volunteer your time to help with an event, provide technology or public relations support, or become a member of the Friends board.


Click here to read the Friends of the Mashpee Library By Laws


Friends Mailing List

Friends Mailing List for special events and fundraising programs

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