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Thayer Public Library, 798 Washington Street, Braintree MA 02184, Phone 781-848-0405
Friends of Thayer Public Library
Thayer Public Library
   Many people do not realize how busy our library is.  Do you know that we have: 
  Volumes available         150,000

   Patrons weekly                 5000

   Patrons per day                  800

   Patrons per hour                  67


   Braintree's population is approximately 34,000 you know how many Friends of TPL there are?  Only .01% of our residents! 

Please click this link to our membership form. 


Dear Friends,



It has been a while since we touched base and lots of things have been happening at the library and with the Friends.


If you have been by the library in the last week, you know that the lower level has been temporarily closed for the installation of the long awaited flooring project. Everyone is excited at the prospect of returning to a new environment! The new carpet will make a world of difference and the Friends can take pride in the knowledge that we were instrumental in helping finance this phase of the renovations. We hope you will stop by and see how fresh and updated the lower level will be. And please stop by our revamped book sale area.


Would you like to help us grow our membership? Membership is down from last year and we are facing more support requests for library projects and programs. If you know just one person who might consider supporting the Friends and our efforts, and you encourage them to join us, you could help make a difference in our membership support. You will see a link here for our membership form, you can print the form and share or you can simply forward this newsletter with a note of encouragement. Thank you in advance for considering helping us grow!


The Trustees of the library are hosting a breakfast meeting for all Friends the morning of April 12th from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. Please set the date aside and plan to drop by. This is an informal gathering to show the Trustees appreciation to the Friends and to provide information on the ongoing renovations and plans for TPL.


In conjunction with the new floor installation in the Logan Auditorium, the Friends have been asked to help provide new chairs and tables for the room. We will begin our "Adopt a Chair" endeavor very soon, watch for details in our April newsletter. Everyone will have an opportunity to help equip the auditorium with the much needed new chairs.


Our April newsletter will have more details on upcoming events for spring and summer.




   It takes more than good books to make a good library,


       It takes good Friends.


Thank you


Laura Colpus


Membership Chairperson



 Don't Miss Sunday's Super





Join us at Town Hall on the 18th of March, Sunday!



We are very excited to have the United States   Navy Band Northeast

entertain us with jazz, popular songs, patriotic favorites ans New Orleans style contempory brass band music.




Visit Our Book Sale


Liz Sorts Books

Liz Hurley sorts books for the ongoing book sale.


We always need your donations!

 Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 12th 

 9 - 11 AM 

 Friends Appreciation Breakfast 


The Trustees will host a breakfast at the library for all members of the Friends and volunteers.


Sunday, April 15th

3 PM 

 Concert Series 

 Akiko Kobayashi will play the violin along with a piano accompanist.


Thursday, April 19th

 7 PM  Authors Series 

 Tom MacDonald will speak about his murder mystery set in the  neighborhoods of Boston, The Charlestown Connection.



Saturday, April 28th

 9 AM - Noon

Hazardous Waste Day

Bring your old tvs, air conditioners, computer monitors,  auto and truck tires and batteries to the recycling center on Ivory Street.  Fees collected for their disposal support the Friends..


               Meet Our New Director

Hi everyone! 


I'm Terri Stano the new Director of the Thayer Public Library.  It's a great pleasure to serve as the Director and I look forward to getting to know you better as I settle in to my new role. I am excited to work in a community that shows tremendous support to the library. The library is an excellent resource to the community that serves residents of all ages. What makes this possible is, the dedicated trustees who are committed to providing the best possible library. We have hard working staff and dedicated Friends of the Library group who support many of our library programs.  The many library programs would not be possible without the Friends support, fundraising efforts and commitment. 



Now I will tell you a little about myself.  I received my Master of Library Science degree from Simmons College in 1997. Since that time I have worked in various libraries on the south shore.  I have been working at the Thayer Public Library since 2007.  My husband and I have lived in Braintree for over 20 years and we have a daughter Rachel who is in the 4grade.  My favorite hobbies are reading, walking the beach, and watching movies.

Again, I would like to extend my deepest appreciation for your support of the library.