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Junior Friends of the Mattapoisett Library
Volunteer Group for Students in Grades 5-8
The Junior Friends of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library is a community service-based youth group that promotes and supports the Mattapoisett Library.
The JFOL is looking for new members! We welcome motivated students in grades 5 through 8  who enjoy community service and helping others.  Visit one of our meetings held usually on the second Friday of each month at 3 pm.  Please see our Junior Friends' Brochure for an application or for more information, or stop by or call the children's department at 508-758-4171 with any questions.
Activities of the JFOL include:
  • Assisting the adult Friends group with their monthly Book Sale
  • Showing movies to younger children
  • Offering help with activities at library events
  • Assisting the library staff with the Annual Children's Lawn Games
  • Planning and hosting seasonal parties and events for younger children
  • Assisting the library staff with volunteer duties, like shelving books, labeling new materials, cleaning and organizing toys and puzzles and helping with library displays.
  • Participating in fun programs and events for our members
  • Fund-raising and crafting to support the Children's Department.


The Children's Department is always in need of volunteers to help shelve and label books, clean and organize toys, prepare craft materials and offer extra help during special events. 

Junior Friends Group:  For students in grade 5-8
Teen Volunteers:  For students age 13 and older
Adult Volunteers
Birthday Books
Looking for a special way to celebrate a child's birthday?  Donate a book in a child's name and he or she will be honored with a library book featuring a special bookplate in the front commemorating the special day.
Each participating child gets to be the first to borrow the Birthday Book. Children's names and book titles are also posted on the Birthday Bulletin Board in the Children's Room.
Book selection is done is collaboration with the children's staff.  Learn about the library's wish list to help you select that special book.