Thanks to the Gloucester community’s incredible generosity, the Sawyer Free Library is excited to announce that it not only reached, but greatly exceeded, its 2021 Annual Appeal fundraising goal! 

This year the Library was thrilled to welcome many new contributors and thankful for all returning donors. No matter the amount, your support means so much! 

Your support of the Sawyer Free Library empowers individuals, strengthens families, and makes our greater Gloucester community a better place to live, for which we are deeply grateful! THANK YOU!

“Libraries are not made, they grow.” – Augustine Birrell

The Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library Inc. serves the informational and cultural needs of Gloucester’s residents of all ages as it has for over 175 years. Today, its purpose remains to provide equal access to quality resources that serve all people’s lifelong cultural, educational, and informational needs and interests. Its guiding mission is to be a place of learning, innovation, and creativity to nurture and strengthen the community. Each year, the Library hosts hundreds of programs and serves thousands of people, all of which are free and open to the public.

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