The Library is open to the public by appointment only. Staff are available Mon-Fri from 9:30am-5:30pm. Contactless pickup, virtual programs and digital collections will continue.

Support

Endowment Fund

Memorial & Honor Gifts

Volunteers

The Winchester Library Endowment Fund is a long-term investment in the future of our community and its Library. Your generosity will provide stability in difficult times, help us maintain excellent services and create an even better Public Library for the future of Winchester. Gifts to the Winchester Library Endowment Fund are tax deductible under federal and state law.

Donations of $2,000 or more are recognized with an inscription on the Winchester Library Endowment Fund Plaque in the Reference Reading Room. All donations to the Winchester Library Endowment Fund are recognized in the Library’s donor book, on permanent display under the plaque.

To make a gift to the Endowment Fund, please contact the Administrative Offices at 781-721-7171 x310 or send a check, payable to Winchester Public Library, to:

Endowment Fund
Winchester Public Library
80 Washington Street
Winchester, MA 01890

Tax-deductible gifts of $25 or more may be made to the Winchester Public Library in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Please fill out the Honor and Memorial Gift form and submit it with your donation.

If you have any questions or would like more information on Honor and Memorial Gifts, please contact the Administrative Offices at 781-721-7171 x310.

Who can be a volunteer?
You must be a resident of the town of Winchester, MA and be at least 14 years old. Volunteers aged 18 + must also consent to a CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) check before starting their volunteer work.

What do volunteers do?
We have a variety of jobs for volunteers both inside and outside of the Library. Most volunteer assignments do not require special skills. They do require dependability, a commitment of time, and the willingness to fulfill a chosen assignment. Possible jobs include shelving and pulling books, reading aloud/leading book discussions to residents at a local nursing home, and processing new materials. Volunteers in Grades 6-12 are encouraged to learn about the summer Rush out & Read (R.O.A.R.) volunteer program.

What is the time commitment?
Volunteers should be willing to work a regular schedule of two hours per week for a minimum of three months. The library does recognize that volunteers may need some flexibility in scheduling and that last minute cancellations will occur.

How can I apply?
Complete the volunteer application form or contact Theresa Maturevich at 781-721-7171 x318.