Every Library Needs Friends!
Won't You Join Us?

We invite all of you who treasure friendship and love books to join us as Friends of  the Eldredge Public Library. For newcomers to Chatham and for longtime residents, joining the Friends and coming to our library programs is the perfect way to meet new friends!

The Friends of the EPL are a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization.  The money raised through our membership drive, as well as the Friends sponsored Book Sale, Learning Series program and various other fundraisers, are passed on to the Library and allow it to offer many benefits beyond what its operating budget allows.  These benefits consistently include youth and adult programming, discount museum passes, and computer equipment, as well as many other various items throughout each year. 

To become a member, or make a contribution to the Friends, you can donate online or print and mail a membership form.


Friends Board Members 2023-24









Executive Committee

President - Mary Ann Chamberlain 

Vice President - Thomas Reid

Secretary– Sheila Jamieson

Treasurer -Sarge Slicer


Hospitality - Ann Wade

Membership - Joan Craig and Bette Hahner

Ways & Means - Janet Toenniessen and Patricia Gibson

Book Sale - Alice Reed

Learning Series - Bob Noonan

Nominating - Martha Stephens

Past President and Historian - Ann Hosmer

Merchandising - Lydia Ouellette