The Friends of the Hazen Memorial Library was formed in 1996 to promote awareness of the Library's services and programs, raise funds for great library programs and passes to area museums.

When you become a Friend your membership dues help pay for museum passes and programs hosted by the library. 

Your membership dues will help make it possible to provide museum passes, and offer performers and programs for all ages. Visit the front desk and pick up a Friends membership form, call the library at 978-425-2620, or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will send you a membership application.

You can also open and print the membership form: Click here to open member form, print it out and mail to PO Box 653, Shirley, MA 01464, or drop it off at the library.

Friends meetings are usually held once a month at the library from August to June. Check the library's online calendar for dates and times.

Here are some of the programs and events sponsored by the Friends of the Library:

  • Little Sprouts Preschool Dance & Fitness
  • Crafts and STEM projects for children and young adults
  • Jeff Belanger, Haunted Massachusetts Show
  • Rory Raven, Mentalist and Mind Bender
  • Pumpernickel Puppet Show
  • Eyes on Owls show
  • Creature Teachers
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Ted Reinstein, Chronicle
  • Sisters In Crime author panel
  • Annual Holiday Fair

Officers 2022:
President: Jen Colby
Vice President: Shannon Lau
Secretary: Meredith Marcinkewicz
Treasurer: Sharon Landry