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. The Junior Friends will assist the  library staff and the Friends of the Library with programs and projects. 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.  Meetings also include discussions of Junior Friends run programs for youth, and clubs or workshops for Junior Friends members.  The Junior Friends have helped the Plumb Corner Merchants with their Holiday events; created centerPeaces for the annual Veteran’s Dinner at the Senior Center, assisted the Council on Aging Outreach Coordinator by creating holiday cards for home-bound seniors; added designs to the Lions Club Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Basket flyers; helped fill shoeboxes at the First Congregational Operation Christmas Child event; and painted Kindness Rocks for the Rochester Land Trust, and Meals on Wheels recipients.  They have presented science lessons to younger children as the Friendkensteins, and have serenaded families with their instrumental skills at the Friends Holiday Fair and Tent Sale. 



The Junior Friends created a monthly bookclub, called Book Buds. Book Buds meet the last Friday of every month at 4 PM.  Registration is required via the Plumb Library Event Calendar.  Snack is served and lively discussion occurs!  If a book is recommended, a book review is written on the Rochester Memorial School Media Center website under the Book Buds link.  



If you’d like to join the Junior Friends or Book Buds, please call the library at 508-763-8600, or email Ms. Lisa at  If you are older than age 13, you can still request to join this group to receive notification of community service projects.  Or, you can join the Teen Team.


Q. Why should I join?  A: you can meet new friends, earn community service hours, have fun,  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 t-shirt.  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: The mission of the Junior Friends is to help Plumb Library, the Plumb Library Friends Group, Rochester community organizations as much as possible while also developing programs for the Jr. Friends Group!