How can I help?

Join the Friends of the Everett Libraries

The Friends supports Everett’s libraries through increased awareness and fund raising to enhance the City’s budget. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, a preview invitation to the Spring Book Sale and an opportunity to connect with other library supporters. The generosity of the Friends provides funds for children’s programs, museum passes, computers, equipment and furnishings. Your participation and your contributions are most appreciated. The Friends of the Everett Libraries is a 501 (c ) 3 organization and your donations are tax deductible.

To join the Friends or renew your membership, please click here for a membership form that you can print out and send to the Friends or bring with you next time you visit the library.

Click here to learn more about the Friends


Purchase anything from through a library link. As an Amazon Associate, the library receives a reward of 4 to 8.5% of the sale, just for referring you to their site. This works with books and anything else purchased from Amazon just for going through our website. So don't forget to link through It's painless. You don't pay any more for the item and it helps your library!

Buy a book, CD or DVD for the Library from it's Amazon Wish List. You pay for it with your credit card and let the library know if you want a book plate in honor of a person or an event or as a memorial. The Library will add a special bookplate with your message. Click here to go to the Amazon Wish List


The Everett Public Libraries need private donations to provide books, media, programs and technology that are not covered by the city budget. Contributions, large and small, are welcome. You may designate how your gift should be used. Possibilities include:

Call Mrs. DeBole at 617-394-2303 for details or donate by check made out to the Parlin or Shute Memorial Library. Let us know if you wish the funds to be used for the most urgent need or a particular purpose.


If you want a rewarding volunteer opportunity, join the many people who find life more meaningful when they give to back to their community. Call the library at 617-394-2300 or email the Director at and let us know that you would like to volunteer. Just a few of the opportunities are coaching at the Homework Center, preparing and working at the Book Sale, helping our circulation staff keep materials moving, working on the Friends newsletter and participating in the youth advisory council.