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November 25 is the Friends' annual Children's Shopping Day fundraising event! Join us! And if you can, donate your unwanted new or gently-used stuff to our sale!

What's the event?
The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library is hosting its 5th Annual "Children's Shopping Day" on Saturday, November 25—when children ages 4 to 14 can shop for gifts on their own (or with the help of friendly library volunteers) for families and friends. The children will also get their gifts wrapped and tagged. The merchandise is all donated by community members and sorted and arranged by volunteers. All proceeds support library programs.

What do you need donated?
We're looking for donations of:

Knickknacks DVDs Stationary
LEGOs Toys Unopened puzzles and games
Small sports equipment Men's ties, scarves, gloves Women's scarves, jewelry
Children's books Tools and gadgets Gifts for men or boys
Unopened craft gifts Gift bags, tags, tissue paper Wrapping paper

Where and when can I donate?
Drop off your donations at the library (downstairs at the checkout desk) on Saturdays between 10 AM and 2 PM. Donations are tax-deductible, so don't forget to ask for a Donated Goods receipt.

Is the event open to the public?
Of course! Please join us on November 25! Enjoy one-stop shopping at the Pollard Library—select from hundreds of items costing between $1 and $5.
10 AM – 1 PM: Kids only (ages 4-14)
1 PM – 2 PM: Kids (ages 4-14) and Friends of the Library members
2 PM – 4 PM: Everyone welcome

Got questions? E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Thank you for your support!


Upcoming Meeting Dates: Unless otherwise noted, the Friends meetings are held on a quarterly basis in the meeting room on the ground floor of the main library. Everyone is welcome.
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 PM (Ground Floor Meeting Room)
Annual Meeting: Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:00-7:00 PM (Ground Floor Meeting Room)

About us:

The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library is a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the library and its programs. Our primary goal is to support the museum pass program, allowing library patrons to visit designated museums at reduced admission prices. We also sponsor various other programs at the library, such as author programs, genealogy workshops, and movie nights.

Our funding comes from membership dues, donations, book sales, bake sales, and other events, as well as from ongoing sales from our book cart (located in the library next to the circulation desk).

We are committed to supporting the library and the Lowell community. Currently we host an annual book sale, and we plan to add more outreach and membership events in the coming year. Are you interested in a summer garden tour, a fall apple-picking party, a winter bowling night, or a spring wine tasting? Let us know your thoughts. We welcome your input and look forward to the opportunity to get to know you better.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Become a member!

Join us today! Annual memberships are $15 for families, $10 for individuals, and $5 for students and seniors. Your contribution will go directly toward supporting library programs. We would be delighted to receive your check or money order accompanied by a membership form (available in the library or through the mail by calling 978-674-4120).

Interested in volunteering?

We're always happy to have extra help! You'll get a chance to meet new people and invest your time in a worthy cause. Email volunteer co-cooordinators Kerry Craven or Helen Littlefield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact us:

PO Box 9474
Lowell, MA 01852
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Board of Officers:

Amy Woo Skinner President
Stacie Caldwell Vice President
Jennifer Demers Secretary
Adriana Giraldo Treasurer

 Check Out Our PAST NEWS page for information on what we've been up to!!

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