Friends of the Cotuit Library
Our mission is to continually raise funds to supplement the Library’s operating budget, underwrite the cost for selected new programs, advocate and promote Library programs and outreach in the community, and assist with new Library initiatives. Our volunteer efforts are aimed at preserving the Cotuit Library as a vital resource.
The Friends of the Cotuit Library began as a volunteer grass roots group in the early 1980’s and first elected officers in the mid 1980’s. Over time, a formal board was elected to govern the organization. Bylaws were incorporated circa 2007. In 2011, the organization filed for recognition by the state and the federal government as a non-profit group. That status was granted and the organization operates today as a 501(c)(3) non-profit. In 2015, The Friends adopted a new logo, a rendition of the sculpture appearing in the front window of the Library based on a photo by Paul Rifkin.
The Friends' Board
Cheree Bellofatto Weeks
Jane Fontana and Lynne Papell
Luncheon Speaker Co-Chairs
Alberta Guerin and Karyl Scrivener
Diane Sullivan Cadigan and Margaret McQuillan
Plant Sale Co-Chairs
Cookbooks, Notecards & Distribution Chair
Sondra Mercandetti and Susan Maddox
Friendship Soup Co-Chairs
Pam DiTroia and Jane Miceli
Book Nook, Little Library, and Book Sale Co-Chairs
Diane Sullivan Cadigan