Friday, January 1, 2016

Lego Building Club


The LEGO Building Club!

Sponsored by The Friends of the Medway Library

The next session will be held i


4-5:00 pm in the Cole room
Lego fans, 1st grade and up, are invited to have fun building Lego Creations based on the theme of the day or they can just free build.    

Creations will be displayed at the library and a digital photo will be emailed to you.
Space is limited, so you must register. 

It has been another Great Year!  Thanks Everyone!

If you have a teenager who may enjoy helping us out with the club, please email Diane at
Thank you to all who have donated Legos or given special donations for us to buy Legos.  We are always looking for more Legos so we can have more children be involved in this fun and creative activity.    We can always use more Green and Blue plates or other building platforms.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Copy of a Letter to the Editor of the Gazette

Letter to the Editor 

     Friends of the Medway Library wishes to thank all those who helped make a successful fall book sale. This year many businesses helped out, including Star Market who donated recyclable bags and Whole Foods who gave large brown paper bags for our Bag Sale. Szechuan Gardens Restaurant in Medway is also a supporter of Friends and donated gift certificates.
      We especially thank all those who have donated books to the library and Friends throughout the year.
But it is the volunteers who help so much. All year long this group of about a dozen people have sorted books, prepped the space and helped during the actual sale. They not only work hard they also have so many good ideas that add to our programs and fundraising for the library.
      Friends also appreciated the Medway Library director Margaret Perkins and all the librarians who give us space and encouragement.
      All money raised by Friends is used for new library materials, programs and museum passes. Friends also sponsors monthly Lego Club and Family movies .
      The next large sale is in May although the Ongoing Book Sale across from the library’s circulation desk is always stocked. Look for the popular Winter Beach Reads Sale beginning in January.
      Check the Friends blog,, for information about donating books, volunteering or programs.

Meg Hamilton and Diane Busa, Co-Presidents
Friends of the Medway Library

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Friends of The Medway Library in the News

Check out the latest article about the Friends from the Country Gazette paper....

AT THE LIBRARY: Friends of Medway Library donate $17K

MEDWAY --  The Friends of the Medway Library presented a check for $17,000 to the library at the June’s trustee meeting. The funds were raised throughout the year from the Friends book sales, donations, and memberships.
Meg Hamilton, co-president of the Friends, acknowledged all the volunteers who spend hours sorting books and planning programs.
“They are the people really responsible for helping to raise so much money for our library. And we have a great time working together, too," she said.
"But we can only raise funds for the library if people continue to donate books and media,” she added. "Why not take the summer to go through the books your children have outgrown or downsize by cleaning off bookshelves? Just drop them off at the library.”
The money raised by the Friends is used to supplement the library budget. According to Medway Library Director Margaret Perkins, “The funds given to the library by the Friends are vitally important and have enabled us to purchase thousands of new books.”
In addition to raising money for the library, the Friends group sponsors free monthly Lego clubs and family movies, the Gingerbread Festival and the Southern Rail Concert. The Friends group also provides discounted passes for Southwick Zoo. Plans for this summer include a Scrabble club as well as a film series for adults.
Major book sales are in May and October, but there is a small ongoing sale near the circulation desk throughout the year. Right now the popular Summer Beach Reads cart has almost-new paperbacks for $1.
Co-President Diane Busa is especially excited about the Medway Library’s future Maker Space and has helped to prepare the new 3D printer. Busa stated, “We are so happy that the Friends is part of the planning committee and hope to help create an area where people can explore interests as well as use some advanced technology.”
For more information about donating, volunteering, or sales and programs, check the Friends website:

The Friends want to thank everyone who participated in our fund raising events (becoming a friend, renewing memberships, May & Oct Books Sales, the Ongoing book sale, etc).  Every penny helps the Library and we would not have had such a successful year without a strong community.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Discount tickets to the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, are available for purchase at the Medway Library circulation desk. The cost of a discount ticket is only $16.00 each!  (Regular prices are $25.00 for an adult and $18.00 for children 3-12 and seniors 62+.)

 The library will ONLY accept a check or cash as payment for the tickets!