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The Friends of the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing the resources of Watertown's historic Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library. Founded in 1954, our group was established so members of the community could play an active role in supporting the library.

Today, the Friends of the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library organizes fundraising events, including our popular annual book sale. Proceeds from events and other fundraising activities provide gifts and endowments to the library, helping to make possible critical improvements and to enhance offerings for patrons. To learn more about our library and its rich history, click here to visit its official site. 

The current officers and directors of the Friends of the Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library include:


President: Kyle Ramey

Treasurer: Ron Riordan

Secretary: Carol Smith

Assistant Treasurer: Ronald Roberts




Maryann Boxberger

Patrick Collette

Sarah Compo

Maureen Gorman

Patricia Gorman

Joanne Lavarnway

Maureen Lundy-Way

Kate Renzi

Leslie Robare

Trustee Board Liaison: 


Connie Holberg

Our Recent Achievements

  • Raising over $10,000 annually to purchase fiction books for patrons

  • Hosted "Hidden in Plain Sight: An Evening of the Art of the Flower Memorial Library" and raised $12,000 for a new children's floor

  • Purchasing specialized computer for children's use

  • Sponsoring community movies

  • Supplying Christmas decor and summer flowers library exterior

  • Underwrote a presentation by children's author Eric Litwin

  • Purchased a television for the circulation desk area and a baby changing table for the restroom

  • Funded the purchase of a digital film scanner

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"All I have learned, I have learned from books."

-Abraham Lincoln

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