There are many ways to support Beebe Library in its mission of serving the community, and gifts to the library enjoy the same favorable tax treatment as donations to charitable organizations. If you would like to consult with the Library Director about a gift, please call the Administration Office at 781-246-6335.

The library’s annual gala fundraiser, Blossoms at the Beebe, is hosted in partnership with the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce and takes place in spring. Past events have included a flower show, wine tasting and cash bar, hors d’oevres and desserts, live music and dancing, and silent auction. Visit our Flickr site for photos of past Blossoms events.

Beebe library is greatly enhanced by memorial gifts and cash donations.

Unrestricted donations fund current needs and initiatives. Donors may also restrict use of their gift to specific materials or services.

When making a memorial gift, include:

  1. The name of the person in whose memory the gift is made.
  2. The name and address of the person(s) to be informed of the gift.
  3. Title or subject, if restricted.

All donors should include their contact information and will receive acknowledgement valid for tax purposes.

Checks are payable to Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.

To honor friends and family, Beebe Library is pleased to accept donations for the purchase of books, subject to our collection development policy, and to add bookplates bearing the name of the honoree.

When making a commemorative gift, include:

  1. The name of the person in whose honor the gift is made.
  2. The name and address of the person(s) to be informed of the gift.
  3. Title or subject. We are happy to help you select a title.

All donors should include their contact information and will receive acknowledgement valid for tax purposes.

Checks are payable to Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.

If you are considering mentioning Beebe Library in your will, we suggest the following language:

I hereby give and bequeath to the Trustees of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., the sum of ………… Dollars to have and to hold, to be used for the unrestricted purposes of the said library (alternatively, the income only of which shall be used for …………….. of the said library).

While the library solicits magazine sponsorships annually, donations are welcome at any time. For more information contact Becky Rohr at rohr@noblenet.org or 781-246-6334 x 6572.  Click here for a list of titles on our wish list.

Friends of Beebe Library offer library-themed goods, such as book bags, umbrellas, and local honey, for sale at their Beebe Boutique. All sales benefit the library.

The Friends also maintain an Everyday Book Sale on the shelves flanking the lower-level Main Street staircase in Fiction. This browsable collection changes frequently, with quality titles available for $2 or less.

Beebe Library accepts donations of new and used books. Books that are suitable for our collections will be added for the benefit of the community. Otherwise, they will be passed on to the Friends of Beebe Library for their annual book sale. Lacking storage space, we ask you to hold large donations until late spring when the Friends actively solicit donations for the June sale. Smaller quantities of books are accepted throughout the year. Please do not leave book donations in the book drops. While we cannot place a value on your donated books, we are happy to provide a receipt with the number of books donated for your tax records.

Friends of Beebe Library is an active nonprofit group dedicated to supporting the library building, collections, and programs through membership, fundraising, and events.

Since their formation in 1972, Friends have contributed furnishing and equipment and funded museum passes, the summer reading program, and rental collections of popular materials. Their major fundraiser is the book sale held annually on the first Saturday in June.

To learn more about Friends, or to join, visit their website at friendsofbeebe.org.  Membership forms also are available at the library.

The library relies on volunteers for book mending, homebound delivery, and shelf cleaning and organizing, among other occasional tasks. A list of the current opportunities, application forms, and volunteer guidelines can be found at the information board next to Reference. Questions about volunteering may be directed to the Assistant Director at 781-246-6334 x 6550 or by email at cmcdonald@noblenet.org.