What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists.

Welcome to the Friends!

Since the opening of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, we have become a vital and integral part of the crew that brings you your library resources. We hold book sales, fund all museum passes that are offered to patrons, sponsor special events and programs offered at the library for both adults and children, and provide for the purchase of special equipment, hardware and furniture.

-Archibald MacLeish, "The Premise of Meaning," American Scholar, 5 June 1972