Friends of the Library

Friends LogoThe Friends of the Warwick Public Library is a member-supported, nonprofit organization that assists the library in its work as an important educational, cultural, and recreation center in our community.


The Friends sponsor concerts, storytimes, movies, museum passes, and summer reading and help with purchases and projects. 


The Friends raise funds through two, bi-annual book sales and through individual, family, and patron memberships, and we encourage you to join us as a member to help keep our library active and strong.


Annual Memberships:

Individual/Family    $10

Patron                    $25

Business                $100


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Download Friends' Membership Form Here if you wish to mail in your membership check.


Book Sale


The next Friend's of the Library Book Sale will be help September 20-22, 2024.  More information will be available closer to the sale.




The Friends of the Warwick Public Library are offering a scholarship this year to a graduating high school senior who resides in Warwick. The applicant must show proof of good academic skills, good citizenship, and must have performed some type of community services throughout their years in high school.

The scholarship will be in the amount of $500.00. It will be awarded to a student who plans to continue their education at a college, university or trade school. The scholarship will be presented at the Friends Annual Meeting which takes place in May of 2024.


Dates for the next scholarship will be announced in 2024.


Friends of the Warwick Public Library Board 2022 - 2023


President - Cheryl A. Cotter

Vice President - Michael Kanelos

Treasurer - Loretta Furtado

Recording Secretary - Diane Kanelos

Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Editor - Jayne Berghorn

Membership/Marketing Chair - Maureen Wishart

Board Member - Cathryn Collins

Board Member - David Dupere

Board Member - Heidi Showstead

Auxiliary Board Member - Evelyn O'Hearn

Auxiliary Board Member - Cheryl Gould

Auxiliary Board Member - Sandra Hartley

Auxiliary Board Member - Stacey Popules

Deputy Director, WPL - Ellen O'Brien

Library Director, WPL - Aaron Coutu


Contact the Friends of the Library at