The Wareham Library Foundation Inc. is a non-profit, charitable corporation formed in 2007 to raise and invest funds to support our public library in Wareham. The Foundation maintains a strong tradition of community philanthropic support, which dates back to the turn of the 20th century, when local citizens first established the Wareham Free Library.

Since its inception just several years ago, The Foundation has contributed over $150,000 to the Wareham Free Library. These funds support the purchase of books, equipment and programming that provides a wide range of educational and cultural opportunities to enrich the lives of Wareham residents of all ages. The Foundation’s contributions have been critical at a time when public libraries everywhere are facing significant budget cuts.

The Wareham Library Foundation provides the most protected vehicle for making donations to the library. The tax exempt status allows the maximum amount of an individual tax deduction. Library foundations have become increasingly recognized as the best way to channel funds for the benefit of public libraries and many public libraries here on the South Coast benefit each year from the support of their library foundations.

Elizabeth Wiley, President
Kerry A. Mello, Vice-President
James Mendes, Treasurer
Patricia Sheehan, Clerk

Robert Brousseau
Maracine Fernandes
Mary Nyman
Priscilla Porter
Sandra Wheeler
Tracey Denton
Eliese Catarius

For more information about the Wareham Library Foundation, you can check out their website here.


Amazon Smile

Did you know that the Friends of the Wareham Free Library are listed on AmazonSmile? Every time you shop through Amazon, the AmazonSmile Foundation will automatically donate 0.5% of the purchase price from eligible purchases.

To start supporting the Friends, visit, sign into your Amazon account and search for “Wareham Library Foundation.” Then hit select.

In the Amazon app for IOS and Android devices, sign into your account, then click on the three lines on the top right corner (Next to Amazon logo). Under “Programs and Features,” click See All Programs. Select Amazon Smile and search for “Wareham Library Foundation,” and hit select.


Comedy Fundraiser

The Wareham Free Library Foundation is hosting a comedy fundraiser on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Stone Path Malt, at 7 PM. The event will feature local comedians, which will help raise money for the Wareham Free Library.

Tickets for the event are $25, a pub menu is available with cash bar and silent auction. The event is for patrons who are over the age of 21. The doors will open at 6 o’clock.

To purchase tickets, to donate, or sponsor please visit, this link. For more information, please contact Eileen Scully (508) 524-0034.