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Our Mission

The mission of the Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library is to provide financial support for Library programs and services that are not covered by its budget, to help extend the reach of the Library to serve Lowell’s diverse population with access to enrichment, education, and opportunities for life-long learning, and to increase awareness of the Library’s resources and its value to the community.

Thank You lala books!

The used book sale at lala books on February 4 raised close to $100 to benefit the Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library.  Every dollar spent at the used book sale was donated to the Friends. Many thanks to all those who made purchases and to lala books for hosting this successful event.

Join the Next Friends Meeting! 

The Friends of the Library meets every other month at the Library, on Zoom, or in a hybrid setting. The April meeting has been postponed. Details will be made available as soon as a reschedule date has been finalized.

Annual Book Sale 2023

The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library will accept donations for its June book sale at the Pollard Memorial Library on the following dates. 


Saturdays, May 6, 13, and 20, 2023, 10 am – 12 pm


Ground Floor Community Meeting Room – please enter through the Colburn Street entrance
Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell

Donation Specifications: 

*We Accept:  Books, audiobooks, CDs and DVDs for children and adults.

*We Cannot Accept:  VHS tapes, audiocassettes, textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines.

*All items must be in good condition.

*Donations limited to two bags/boxes per person.

Sale will take place June 1-3, 2023. Volunteers are needed to help at drops and to set up, staff, and break down the sale. Please contact us at

The Friends of the Pollard Memorial Library is a volunteer group dedicated to supporting the library and its programs. One of our ongoing efforts is building and sustaining the museum pass program, which is one of the Library’s most popular community services. We also sponsor various other programs at the Library, such as author programs, genealogy workshops, and movie nights. During this period of virtual and distanced events, we are also supporting the Library’s Grab & Go activities. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. For businesses who wish to sponsor activities, please contact us at

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 on the First and Ground floors in the Library next to the circulation desks).

Become a member or support the library with a one-time donation!

Join us today! Your contribution will go directly toward supporting library programs. Join online below by choosing a membership level and clicking the yellow Subscribe button, or we would be delighted to receive your check or money order accompanied by a membership form. Membership Form available here or at ground floor checkout desk. E-mail to have a paper copy mailed to you.

For more information about making memorial donations or other special gifts, please contact us at

Annual Membership Levels:

Student/Senior: $5
Individual: $15
Family: $20
Business Supporter: $100

Select Your Membership Level Below

To make a one-time donation, click the Donate button below.

Your membership fees and/or contributions are tax-deductible and will go directly toward supporting library programs. Thank you!

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-coordinators Kerry Craven or Helen Littlefield at


Board of Officers:

Lynn Ahlgren, President
Kerry Craven, Vice-President

Contact us:

c/o Pollard Memorial Library
401 Merrimack St.
Lowell, MA 01852