While the town budget covers many of the necessities of running our library, the Friends fund many of the programs that make the Cohasset Library an outstanding resource for a town of this size. The Friends raise funds through an annual town-wide mailing and used book and video sales.
Programs Funded by the Friends
The Friends sponsor a coordinator and refreshments to support this wonderfully successful endeavor. Each Tuesday evening during the school year, National Honor Society students tutor any Cohasset student who might need a little extra help with homework.
All Children's Programming
The Friends fund summer shows on Tuesday nights, Mamasteph musical programs, movie days, and periodic educational programs such as "Eyes on Owls." The Friends staff summer children's programs and provide refreshments at the Friday morning movies and other gatherings.
All Adult Programming
Cohasset Reads Together, the Great Decisions discussion group, author visits, genealogy classes, memoir-writing workshops, resume-writing classes, monthly Friday morning movies and more all come courtesy of the Friends.
Available for check out any time, free or discounted admission is available for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Children's Museum, New England Aquarium, Museum of Science, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation and more. View the complete list and/or reserve your passes.
In addition to simple fundraising, the Friends volunteer their time to help make the library special and available to all. Each week, a Friend or librarian visits the Sunrise and Golden Living Centers, as well as Elm Street homes, to reach seniors who might otherwise be unable to take advantage of library resources. Homebound visits are also available. Learn more about the Friends Home Delivery Service.
Finally, the Friends host an annual luncheon to thank all volunteers and library staff for making the Cohasset Library such an incredible operation.