The Friends of Whelden Library (F.O.W.L.)
The Friends of Whelden Library is an organization dedicated to supporting the trustees and library staff. The Friends endeavor to provide extra programs and services for West Barnstable residents and other users of our library. Over the years, they have provided the library with a copy machine, new carpeting, a circulation desk, air conditioning, new computer equipment, the display case for the DVD collection, the annual membership for CLAMS OverDrive digital audio and ebooks and many other items.
The Friends host an annual "Whelden in Bloom" each June and a wonderful holiday bazaar each December, in addition to other activities. Their book sale, which runs the second Saturday of every month from April through November, is well known for its great selection and prices. Hours for the sale are 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
The Friends, affectionately known as "F.O.W.L.," are always willing to lend a hand in any way they can to support the library. They meet at the library on the second Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. New members are welcome at any time!