Friends of the Mattapoisett Library
Contact: Susan Pizzolato
7 Barstow Street
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Phone: 508-758-4171

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Library was organized and incorporated to increase public support for the library and to supplement its educational and cultural services. The group is a tax-exempt 501c3 charitable corporation whose purpose is to support library services, promote the enrichment and use of total library resources, to sponsor educational and cultural programs and to focus public attention on the library's needs.

With money raised largely through membership dues and book sales, The Friends have supported the building expansion program, and purchased furniture, equipment, supplies and museum passes. The Friends also support the many children's and adult programs that are offered throughout the year.

The Friends' Board of Directors meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Marine Room at the library.

Membership is open to everyone. Memberships forms are available at the library. Information is posted at  under the Friends' page.


Local Poets to Read at the Mattapoisett Library

Five area poets will read original work at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Wednesday, April 25th, at 7 pm, as part of Poetry Month, sponsored by Webster Bank. Elizabeth Farrell of Marion, Deborah Corbett of North Dartmouth, Pat Gomes and Tim Reed, both of New Bedford, and Margot Wizansky ...
Southcoast Local Network Hosts Author Richard Louv

Author and environmentalist Richard Louv will speak about "The Nature Principle and The New Nature Movement" on Thursday, March 29 at 7 pm at Tifereth Israel temple, located at 145 Brownell Avenue, New Bedford. The venue is located at the end of Route 140, adjacent to Buttonwood Park. Louv's ...
Cooks and Books at the Mattapoisett Library

The Mattapoisett Library's Cooks and Books group will welcome local cookbook author Yolanda Lodi on Tuesday, February 7th at 7 pm. Along with her husband, Ed, Mrs. Lodi has published more than a dozen titles under the Rock Village Publishing imprint. She will speak about collecting recipes and ...
Symphony Tales Comes to the Mattapoisett Library

Young children and their families will be treated to Symphony Tales at the Mattapoisett Library on Saturday, January 21st. Two performances are being offered, one at 11 am and one at 1 pm. Conductor David MacKenzie will read Kimberly Marcus’ children’s book, Scritch-Scratch a Perfect Match, ...
Friends of the Mattapoisett Library Used Book Sale

Stop by the Mattapoisett Library this Saturday, December 10th from 10 am to 1 pm for book bargains galore at the Friends' Used Book Sale. Many new donations have come in, so there is a wonderful selection of books--some like-new-- for adults and children both. Many jigsaw puzzles are also ...