Join the Junior Friends

Are you age 8/13? Are you interested in working with other kids your age to help the library and our community?

If you answered Yes, consider becoming a member of the Junior Friends. JF will assist the Friends and the library staff in their programs, plus meet occasionally to plan programs for themselves.  They also help community groups by volunteering their time, energy, ideas, and talent.     There are occasional planning meetings or get-togethers to brainstorm ideas, and to create items that will help members of the community.  The JF have helped the Plumb Corner Merchants with their Halloween or Easter parties; created centerPeaces for the annual Veteran’s Dinner at the Senior Center, visited Sippican Nursing Home to hand out holiday treats or handmade pillows; and painted Kindness Rocks for the Rochester Land Trust, and Meals on Wheels recipients.  They have presented science lessons to younger children as the Friendkenstiens, and have serenaded families with their instrumental skills at the Friends Holiday Fair and Tent Sale. 

If you’d like to join, please call the library at 508-763-8600, or email Ms. Lisa at

Q. Why should I join?  A: you can meet new friends, earn community service hours, have fun, get treats, have your fines waived, get a t-shirt, and do good deeds that help others.

Q: How do I join?  A: Just call the Library during open hours (508-763-8600) or send an email to Ms. Lisa at

Q: How many meeting do I have to go to?  A: You will need to attend at least 2 meetings a year (and help at 2 events) to receive a membership card.  Otherwise, we are flexible.

Q: How will I know what is going on if I miss a meeting?  A: Ms. Lisa does most of her communicating with the group through email.  You will need to have an up-to-date email address that is monitored frequently to stay in touch with the Junior Friends.

Q:What do the Junior Friends actually do?  A: They help local charities like Gifts to Give, the Rochester COA, and Sippican Nursing Home; they help with programs at the library and at the Plumb Corner Marketplace; entertain kids and senior citizens; and create programs for themselves and others.