Friends of the Fall River Public Library

Friends of the Fall River Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization of more than 300 citizens who have been working together since 1973 to help the Fall River Public Library serve the community.

Our Record of Service: Friends help the library through sponsorship of special programs, such as book talks, art programs, and cultural events; contributions of books and equipment; and publicizing and supporting library needs.

On Being a Friend: Goals of the Friends are to focus public attention on the Fall River Public Library; to stimulate the use of its resources and services; to encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests; and to cooperate in developing library services and facilities in the Fall River community.

Benefits of Membership: Free admission to all Friends-sponsored special events; invitation to the annual meeting and reception; receipt of mailings containing information and notice of events of special interest to library supporters; Friends early entrance to book sales and satisfaction of being involved in a community service.

Become a Friend! Anyone interested in our goals may become a member. Simply pick up a membership form during library hours, complete it, and mail it along with your annual dues to: Friends of the Fall River Public Library, Inc., 104 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720. Or you can download the membership form, fill it in, and mail it or drop it off at the library, along with your annual dues.

All funds raised go to benefit the library.

Friends of the Library Board:

Ms. Fran Rachlin, President

Mr. Thomas Sousa, Vice-President

Ms. Angie Gastall & Ms. Patricia Taylor, Secretaries

Mr. Richard Lemay, Treasurer

Ms. Cheryl Costa

Mr. Keith Costa

Ms. Janice Farrell

Mr. John Mayor

Ms. Carol Siembah

Ms. Liane Verville, ex officio

Friends Bookstore


The Friends of the Fall River Public Library Bookstore
is open year-round. The bookstore, located on the second floor balcony of the library, offers gently used paperback and hardcover books, audio books, music CDs, movies, and children's items. It's a great way to pick up some bargains and support the library!


The Friends Bookstore is normally open most hours that the library is open. Hours may vary, so please call the library to confirm. The Friends are always in need of volunteers to staff the bookstore, so join and donate your time to a good cause!

NOTE: The Friends Bookstore has now re-opened! Current hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Hours may vary; please call the bookstore at 508-324-2700, ext. 122, or try the Reference Department, ext. 3, to see if the Bookstore is open.


We are once again able to accept donations of gently used books for the bookstore. We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, or material with mold, mildew, or water damage. Thank you!