Posted in Friends of the Library, Pepperell Library, Special Event

New Location for Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Lawrence Library annual book sale is almost here! And we have big news: The sale is moving from the Pepperell Community Center to the Peter Fitzpatrick School, which is located at 45 Main Street in Pepperell. It’s located on the Rt. 111/113 rotary. The schedule for this year’s sale is:

Friday, March 20 from 8 AM to 8 PM

Saturday, March 21 from 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, March 22 from 9 AM to 3 PM

Thousands of books and media will be for sale. Pricing will be as follows:

  • Adult/young adult hardcover books: $2
  • Children’s hardcover chapter books: $1
  • Media (DVDs, CDs, etc.): $1
  • Paperbacks: 50¢
  • Children’s paperbacks and picture books: 50¢

Proceeds from the book sale will benefit the Friends of the Lawrence Library who financially help support the library by funding all (non-grant funded) programming, museum passes, children’s materials, and more. The sale is sponsored by Baker’s Tent Rental of Pepperell.

Please note that the library will be accepting donations through March 13, 2020.

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Posted in Friends of the Library, museum passes

Discounted Tickets for Area Attractions

Looking for somewhere fun, educational, or air-conditioned to take your kids during the dog days of summer?  Want to save money? Visit the Lawrence Library and take out a museum pass! The Library has 24 passes that allow you reduced admission to various area attractions like Battleship Cove, Museum of Science, and Acton’s Discovery Museum.

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Visit our website to search for passes by museum or date and use your library card to reserve the pass of your choice. Then come to the library to pick up your pass! You may also reserve passes over the phone (978-433-0330) or in person.

You can even reserve a parking pass for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation! Reservations for this parking pass must be made by Library staff. This pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the state parks system that charge a parking fee. For a full list of locations, click here.

In July, we will be adding five new passes:

These passes are donated by the Friends of the Lawrence Library with money raised through donations and fundraising.


Posted in Friends of the Library

Smile for the Friends of the Library

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon, you can raise money for the Friends of the Lawrence Library? You’ll be supporting a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster closer relations between the Library and the community; to promote awareness of the Library’s services and programs; and to raise funds for Library purchases.

1. Go to Amazon Smile

2. Sign into your Amazon account.

3. If you’re already supporting an organization, you’ll see something like the following image. Note where it reads “Supporting” in gold. If you are already supporting an organization, you can change it from the drop down menu.

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4. If you’re new to Amazon Smile, you’ll see something like this “Welcome to AmazonSmile” image. In the lower right corner, type in “Friends of the Lawrence Library” and we should pop up. Make sure you’re selecting the Friends of the Lawrence Library in Pepperell, MA.

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And that’s all you have to do! Just make sure that you start your Amazon shopping at

Posted in Free Event, Friends of the Library, Special Event

Library Trail and Native Garden Grand Opening

We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM for the grand opening of our accessible trail and native garden! The library spur trail is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and located behind the Lawrence Library, at the head of the Greens Brook Trail.

Photo by Tina McEvoy

We are happy to share that this trail is accessible to people in wheelchairs or with visual impairments. It is the only accessible trail at a public library in Massachusetts! Additionally, the new garden features plants that are native to the area.

There will be a story to read while you enjoy the trail: Looking Out for Sarah by Glenna Lang. Plus, we will have live music and light refreshments, sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Library Board of Trustees.