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The Friends of the Harvard Public Library is a community-based, volunteer organization whose purpose is to stimulate the interests of the community in the services and needs of the Harvard Public Library. We provide program assistance through volunteer help and funds and sponsorship of programs that will enable the Harvard Public Library to keep pace with the growth of the Town of Harvard.

We sponsor programs for both children and adults. We support the library financially as well, and have bought computers for the library and provide financial support to the popular Summer Reading Program. We sponsor free or reduced-price museum passes to area museums. We also support library issues in legislation by advocating for library funding and attending legislative events.


Chris Frechette: President

Gwen Cook: Vice-president

Janet Teresko: Treasurer

Maureen Remeika: Secretary

Vicki Maxant: At-large committee member

Deborah Sauve: At-large committee member

Why join the Friends?

Your Friends membership not only provides financial and community support to the Library, but also provides you with these key benefits:

Book sale preview night admission: Get first pick of the high quality books available at our annual Book Sale.

Reminders of Library and FOHPL events: Members of the FOHPL will get email reminders of upcoming events – never miss a lecture or program again!

We Invite you to join the Friends!

If you are not yet a Friend and want to become one, contact Chris Frechette at for a membership brochure.

Items for sale:

The Friends are selling books in the library lobby for $2.

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