On Christmas Day 1873, the Morse Institute Library was dedicated to be “of use and benefit to all the inhabitants of Natick.” Since then, through economic uncertainty and plenty, our doors have remained open. We owe it all to the generosity and foresight of our benefactor, Mary Ann Morse, and those guided by her spirit throughout the years.
With your support, we’ll carry on, changing and growing, while honoring our tradition of supporting lifelong learning for all of Natick.
Did You Know…?
Non-municipal support funds:
- 40% of new books and materials
- Programs for all ages
- Summer reading activities for grades K–12
- Sunday hours and summer Saturday hours
Many Ways to Help
Volunteer at the Library
The library is fortunate to have a team of dedicated volunteers who help with short-term as well as ongoing projects. Most needed are volunteers to put books and other library materials back on the shelves. Other projects include cleaning CDs and DVDs, helping with local history and archival projects, preparing welcome packets, and processing magazines.
If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, volunteer applications are available below or at the first floor Circulation Desk.
For more information or to find out what volunteer positions are currently open, please call Jane Finlay at 508-647-6526 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants under 18 may contact Karen Perkins at 508-647-6520 or at email@example.com.
Donate to the Annual Fund
You may make a cash gift that will help purchase new books and materials for readers and listeners of all ages. Ask if your company (or your spouse’s) offers a matching gift program.
Your gift to the Annual Fund will help fill the shelves with books, audiobooks, and other materials for patrons of all ages. You can:
Or mail a completed Annual Fund Donation Form [PDF] and your check to:
Morse Institute Library
Community Relations Office
14 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
Questions? Contact Jane Finlay at 508-647-6526 or at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Purchase a Gift Book
Honor a friend, loved one, or teacher with a Gift Book. Gift Books are a great way to say “thank you” or note anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions.
For as little as $25, the library will purchase a book in your name, place a bookplate inside, and send an acknowledgement letter to the honoree or family.
Sponsor a Collection
To learn how you can help enhance a particular collection—such as children’s pictures books, eBooks for all ages, or large-print titles for adults—please contact Jane Finlay at 508-647-6526 or at email@example.com..
Join the Friends of Morse Institute Library
This all volunteer, non-profit organization serves to promote the recognition and use of the Morse Institute Library through sponsoring special programs like the museum passes and Speed Reads collection. Visit the Friends of the Library webpage at www.morsefriends.org.
Share Your Thoughts at Town Meeting
Let your Town Meeting members know what the library means to you and our community. For more information about Natick Town Meetings, click here.
Make a Bequest by Will
Talk to your estate planner about designating a gift to the library.