Friends of the Library

Enhancing your library experience

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Who are the Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library?

The Friends of the Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library is a non-profit 501(c)3 volunteer organization that actively promotes community participation in library programs and supports the library’s growth and development.  

Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Friends Board

The Friends of WWML Board and the library director meet nine times a year, on the second Wednesday of the month, to review finances, plan fundraising and support library programs and services.  

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Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Officers:

President, Rayzl Feuer

Secretary, Debbie McKenna

Treasurer, Diane Atkinson 

Library Director

Alice Pentz


Friends Board:

Erica Smart Cheney

Holly Hopkins

Kate Waldron

Laura Barr

Lynn Fischer

Pat McGlashan

Tracy Everson

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What do the Friends do?

Contributions from the Friends membership have enabled us to provide programs that appeal to the wide variety of citizens in the community. Here is a sampling of Friends’ sponsored programs:

  • Monthly art shows, including the ever popular annual Stony Creek Art Show

  • Cultural programs such as author talks, art classes, floral design workshops, environmental and nature presentations, musical performances, poetry readings, writing workshops, Friday night films and more

  • Children’s activities such as nature talks, the Summer Reading Program schedule, the Gingerbread House workshop, afternoon crafts and films, holiday celebrations and more

  • The Friends purchase passes to area museums and parks.  Free or discounted passes may be checked out to Mystic Seaport and Aquarium, Maritime Aquarium,  Mark Twain House, Peabody Museum, New Britain Art Museum, Beardsley Zoo, Florence Griswold Museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hill-Stead Museum and others

Members receive postcards of upcoming events and monthly art exhibit cards.

Contributions to the Friends enhance the quality of the programs and services offered at the library.  We also use funds to:

  • Support the professional development of our library staff

  • Purchase materials that would otherwise not be funded

  • Share the cost of library renovations and technology

How do the Friends raise money for these worthy projects?

All of our funding comes from you and goes directly to the library. We rely on you for membership fees, donations, and purchasing items at our fundraisers.



Please become A FRIEND and support your local library:

Renew your one year membership or become a new friend:

Checks can be dropped off at the library or mailed:

Friends of Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library
146 Thimble Islands Road
Branford, CT  06405

Renew your one year membership or become a new friend:

Please pick a membership level that works for you:

Poem $25.00 >>     

Short Story $50.00 >>

Novel $100.00 >>

Masterpiece $250.00 >>


Questions about the Friends or becoming a member?
Interested in volunteering?

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