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About the Foundation

Mission Statement

A strong and vibrant public library is a world of knowledge and resources, which empowers a community to build its future. The Woburn Public Library Foundation, Inc.'s mission is to raise funds for the Library's capital renovation and expansion and for its future needs.



The Woburn Public Library Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2013 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized the need for public and private support to sustain and enhance the resources and services of the library. The Board of Directors of the Foundation bring a commitment to the library's vision of being a welcoming destination and a leading provider of resources to inform, enlighten and enrich our diverse community.

In the early spring of 2013 and for several months following a number of Woburn citizens and Woburn Public Library supporters met to strategize about ways to support ongoing and future educational and cultural Library programs as well as the Library's renovation and expansion plans. The outcome of these meetings was a decision to establish a Woburn windowPublic Library Foundation, Inc. Over the summer of 2013 the Foundation formalized its structure and rules and elected officers to include:

Terry Byrne Dalton, Director; Eileen Doherty, Director; James Foley, Director; Sue Klawans, Director; Jennifer Mahon, Director; Shelia Tracey McElhiney, Director; Connie McGilvary, Director; Claire Murphy, Director and Clerk; Meghan Needham, Director; Elaine Conley Pierce, Director; Don Queenin, Director; Larry Rideout, Director and President; Lila Tocci, Director.

The Foundation's Mission statement highlights the importance of the limitless opportunities that free access to information offers for the future of our community. A strong and vibrant public library provides a world of knowledge and resources, which empowers a community to build its future.

"Together, Foundation members are working on a plan to create a development program to support the Library's endeavors," said Larry Rideout, Director and President.  "While there are many more steps to take, we are committed to working hard to achieve a strong, vibrant, and functional 21st Century Library able to provide programs and services to all of Woburn's growing number of citizens", he added. 
The Woburn-based Foundation is happy to speak with other like-minded businesses and citizens about this mission. The Foundation's phone number is 781-281-2121 and email is



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    The Woburn Public Library Foundation, 7 Winn Street, Woburn, MA 01801, Telephone 781-281-2121 or email us